Category Archives: CESBA

MediaPlanet article – “Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma”

CESBA penned an article on how the PLAR for Mature Students program in school boards can help learners obtain their high school diploma and move forward with their employment goals. The article, entitled Adult Learners: Fast Track Your High School Diploma, features the story of a former Hamilton-Wentworth DSB adult learner and was published in MediaPlanet’s publication Your Career Guide, available in print and online.

New video highlights achievements of Ontario’s Adult Education Strategy

CESBA has produced a short video that showcases Ontario’s regional adult education strategy. The three-minute video highlights the importance of collaboration across regions of the province to support adult learners, including Francophone learners. As the three-year strategy approaches the end of its funding cycle, the video is an opportunity to celebrate what has been achieved to date and to find ways to continue to collaborate together:

CESBA Action Research Symposium

May 16, 2018
Toronto, Ontario

This Symposium is for school boards that are participating in this year’s Action Research Projects.

Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre
Giovanni Room
89 Chestnut St
Toronto, ON

Doubletree by Hilton
108 Chestnut St.
Toronto, ON

Hotel reservations can be made by clicking here.
You can also call the hotel directly at 416-599-0555 or 1-800-668-6600 and ask for the CESBA preferred rate with the reference group code: ESB
For email reservations, contact:
Please note: All reservations must be made before April 19, 2018.  The DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown will continue to accept reservations after this date on a space available basis, at current available rates.


Professional Development Day for A&CE Credit Teachers

April 10, 2018
Toronto, ON

CESBA hosted its first professional development day for teachers in school board adult and continuing education credit programs.


EDU Initiatives in Adult & Continuing Education – Daniel Denommé, EDU
Knowing and Responding to Learners Who Need Additional Support in Literacy – Karen Greenham, EDU
Experiential Learning for Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education – Carlos Sousa, EDU
Assessing the Global Competencies Online and in the Classroom – Lori Stryker, EDU
Education and Career/Life Planning – Patty Zaroski, EDU


Expense form
Speaker bios

CESBA releases response paper to MAESD’s Adult Education Consultation

CESBA recently released a response to the Adult Education Consultation and discussion paper by the Ministries of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Education, and Citizenship and Immigration. CESBA’s response represents comments provided by school board members collected through a bilingual survey using the 27 questions suggested by MAESD.

The final submission is a rich source of professional insights into the adult education system, with numerous examples of the elements needed to improve the system and make it truly learner-centred and seamless.

CESBA thanks all members for their valuable feedback.

Read CESBA’s Response Paper

Lire la réponse de CESBA

CESBA a publié une réponse à la consultation et document sur l’éducation des adultes par le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle, le ministère de l’Éducation et le ministère des Affaires civiques et de l’Immigration. La réponse de CESBA représente les commentaires des conseils scolaires qui ont été recueillis par le biais d’un questionnaire bilingue à l’aide des 27 questions suggérées par le MESFP.

Le mémoire final est une riche source d’idées professionnelles sur le système d’éducation des adultes, avec de nombreux exemples des éléments nécessaires pour améliorer le système et mettre en place un système véritablement centré sur l’apprenant et transparent.

CESBA remercie tous les membres pour leurs précieux commentaires.


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