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Below you will find a random sampling of evaluation feedback provided by registrants attending this year’s Conference.
 
Keynote Speaker-
Dr. Dale Willows was:
Very good
Fair-Issues with microphone and computer were very distracting
Excellent-the videos were excellent! Great website ideas!
Very good-Interesting concept relating the food groups/cooking and food preparation to literacy.  It was unfortunate she had technical difficulties.
Good- A bit dry but informative.
 
Workshop 1
 
Workshop H (Inquiry Based Learning K-3 , Chris Lynd, Scholastic Education) - Needed more time, very informative
Workshop O (The Interactive Classroom, Dina Moati, Sheridan College) - Great resources provided
Workshop K ( The Power of the Picture Book: Exploring the Potentials of Wordless Books in Emergent Literacy Skills Development, Christina Quintiliani, Brock University)- Great activities with practical applications Excellent resources!
Workshop G (Building a Child’s Brain, Maryann Novak, Peel Region)  Very informative.
Workshop X ( Reading Intervention for Struggling Readers in Primary, Sara De Cloet, HaltonDSB) - Geared too much toward Special Education.
 
Workshop 2
 
Workshop Z (Supporting Literacy Development in the Early Years, Patricia Rumble, Sheridan College) It would have been great to have some activities included.
Workshop GG (Struggling Readers-Moving Beyond Patterned Texts, Laura Kay, Kerry Manfredi, Halton DSB)- Excellent examples and useful resources.
Workshop S (The Inquiry Sandbox, Lisa Donohue, York Region DSB & Author)-  Brilliant presenter
Workshop B (An Introduction to ABC and Beyond, The Hanen Program for Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings, Tamara Stein, The Hanen Centre)- Very good.
Workshop LL (Coding in the Classroom, Richard Parker, Shaun Else, Halton DSB)- Very informative.                    
 
Workshop 3
 
Workshop N ( Linking Math and Literature, Maria Bodiam, Scholastic Education)- Fantastic workshop.  Loved the hands on games.
Workshop K (Kinderscience, Marian Kutan, Oakville Public Library and Scientists in the School)-Very hands on, very good, take aways to do the next day.
Workshop B – Very interactive
Workshop OO ( Supporting Inquiry K-3, Jill Staples, Kelly Keith, Halton Catholic DSB) Awsome! Practical, engaging, lots of take-away ideas.
Presenters practice what they preach.  Energizing.
Workshop A (Ever Wonder?... Picture Books that Inspire Inquiry, Judy Halpern, The Magic Suitcase & Wilfred Laurier University)- Excellent.
 
Publisher Displays were:
 
Great variety and relevant materials.  It would have been nice to have more time for the displays.
Great variety and lots of meaningful, purposeful books.
Lots to see, great that they continue to come and offer door prizes.
Found some great items for my FDK program.
Too expensive, should offer more deals.
 
Please list suggestions for next years’ keynote address or workshops.
 
More for librarians-a lot of things were geared for classrooms.
Interactive workshops are the strongest.
Ontario/Canadian speaker and materials.
More workshops on infants and toddlers.
More make and take type workshops and more play based inquiry workshops.
 
Other comments/suggestions
 
Make sure keynotes technology works prior to presentation.
Thank you for organizing this conference.
Highly recommend Chris Lynd as guest speaker.
Some workshops were more like lectures, not hands on activities (more listening than doing).
Lovely lunch.