Welcome to the the Self Regulation Spring Institute: A Learning Partnership for Elementary School Teachers, Parents, and Principals in Simcoe County

With the support of a SSHRC Connection grant, we are pleased to welcome you to the 3 day Spring Institute on Self-Regulation at the Lakehead Orillia Campus, 500 University Avenue. The spring institute is a 3 day outreach event for 200 invited participants comprised of elementary school teachers, principals and parents from Simcoe County and practitioners, researchers, and scholars in the field of self-regulation.

The 3 day institute will be a forum for everyone to develop networks, and share and exchange evidence, practice, knowledge, and ideas on self-regulation. The expected benefits and outcomes of this spring institute include:

1. Innovative Methods. Using an innovative participatory action research approach to co-produce and exchange knowledge, the Spring Institute will deepen and expand its methodological practices by integrating Indigenous discourses and practices into the process of multi-directional knowledge mobilization. Presenters and other participants will challenge binaries between researcher/participant, scholar/parent advocate, and teacher/theorist.

2. Knowledge Creation. The spring institute will deepen our understanding of self-regulation and will encourage the multi-directional flow of knowledge among various educational stakeholder groups (i.e. parents, teachers, scholars).  The co-production of knowledge among the various institute participants will produce qualitative knowledge, contributing to scholarly advances in both theory and practice.

3. Social and Cultural Benefits: The research co-creation process will deepen social relationships among teachers, parents, principals, and researchers providing access for people to collaborate over several days, building networks and enhancing social justice outcomes. Institute participants will co-create their understanding of self-regulation in visual formats on the last day. These exhibits will find an audience in the Lakehead University Learning Commons and the institute proceedings will be included in the International Journal for Holistic Early Learning and Development. 

Wishing you all a wonderful learning experience!

Dr. Mastrangelo

Spring Institute Fees

3 day event= $88.50 + HST Please visit the registration tab here https://ec.lakeheadu.ca/srsi/registration

Parking (on campus)= $5/day

The registration fees include a light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch.

Spring Institute Planning Committee

Dr. Sonia Mastrangelo (smastran@lakeheadu.ca)

Anton Czachor (arczacho@lakeheadu.ca)

Kelsey Robson (karobson@lakeheadu.ca)