Launch Event - Ottawa School Board Participation in OECD Study

Launch Event - Ottawa School Board Participation in OECD Study
Posted on 11/23/2021
Launch Event - Ottawa School Board Participation in OECD Study

The OCDSB will be hosting a launch event to discuss the Ottawa results of an international study exploring students’ social and emotional skills.

In 2019, the OCDSB joined area school boards, OCSB, CECCE and CEPEO, to participate in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Survey on Social and Emotional Skills. More than 5,600 students in grades 5 and 10 participated from nearly 150 schools in the city - including 2500 from 67 OCDSB schools.

Ottawa was one of 10 cities internationally to participate in this study identifying and assessing the conditions and practices that foster and hinder the development of social and emotional skills for 10- and 15-year-old students. 

In September 2021, the OECD published the results of the international study. The report describes students' social and emotional skills and how they relate to individual, family, and school characteristics. The report also examines broader policy and socio-economic contexts related to these skills, and sheds light on ways to help education leaders and policy makers monitor and foster students’ social and emotional skills.

On November 29 at 11:00 a.m. the OCDSB will be holding a webinar to discuss the Ottawa results in detail.

The OCDSB is very pleased to join with our colleagues at the OCSB, CECCE, and CEPEO to announce the launch of the OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills (SSES): Ottawa (Canada). This national report for Canada is part of the series of reports for each of the 10 cities/countries that participated in the OECD international study.  

Register now: For those interested in joining the webinar, please register here

If you are unable to join the event, the recording will be posted on the OCDSB website. 

The panelists will include:

  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills,OECD 
  • Dr. David Tranter, Associate Professor at Lakehead University and Scientific Director at the Centre for Relationship-Based Education
  • Heather Woods, PhD Candidate and Part-Time Professor at University of Ottawa

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the study findings and to develop our understanding of social and emotional skills development.

Read the OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills: Ottawa report: English | French
Read the OECD international report Beyond Academic Learning: First results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills.

To learn more about the Ottawa results and OECD study, visit this page.

Panelists:

 

Andreas SchleicherAndreas Schleicher (Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD)

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders around the world to improve quality and equity in education.

Dr. David TranterDr. David Tranter (Associate Professor at Lakehead University and Scientific Director at the Centre for Relationship-Based Education) 

Dr. David Tranter has been teaching and working in mental health, well-being, and education for over 30 years. As a researcher, professor, and the Scientific Director for the Centre for Relationship-Based Education, Dr. Tranter works widely with educators, parents, and mental health professionals across Canada and beyond to support students at all grade levels to reach their highest potential. He is a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker, who has challenged educators  to think differently about their role, and to understand the needs of students on a deeper level. He is the co-creator of The Third Path, a pedagogical framework that promotes both student well-being and academic achievement. His book, “The Third Path: A Relationship-Based Approach to Student Well-Being and Achievement” has been adopted widely by educators throughout Canada.


Heather WoodsHeather Woods (PhD Candidate and Part-Time Professor at University of Ottawa).

Heather Woods (she/her) is a part-time professor and doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her work explores how social and emotional learning is enacted and evolves within Canadian schools through research, policy, and practice. More broadly, her interests lie in fostering learners’ and educators’ own social and emotional skills across the lifespan and how these skills influence leadership and organizational climate(s). Additionally, Heather has developed and currently teaches graduate courses exploring social and emotional learning across the lifespan and how social and emotional competencies can be leveraged in distanced leadership settings. Heather shares her podcast and research work openly at www.sel-in-action.com.



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