EDvent, An Event For Educators

By Rose Pillay (K-12 independent schools’ educational consultant, @rosepillay1) EDvent launched in 2016 as a networking party for educators. Hosted on a school night, EDvent is an interlude for imagination. From the selfie-wall and self-serve candy bar to the shared appetizers and door prizes, the ticketed event aims to create a fun, friendly and festive […]

Building Relationships in Leadership: Empathy and Imagination

By Courtney Robertson (Vice-Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education) I moved into administrative leadership at a relatively young age. I was a new mother, completing graduate work, when a conversation with my Principal shifted my career. This leader led with grace, thoughtfulness, and kindness. She made hard decisions that were educationally sound, and was not one […]

What’s in a Name? Building an Imaginative Schools Network (ISN)

By Amanda Van Garderen and Courtney Robertson (Educators, Leaders, MEd alumni in Imaginative Education) The word “imagination” has long been known as a word to describe the Friday afternoon lesson… when the real work of learning is done and educators are looking to fill their quota of “arts and crafts.” As one member of our […]

What’s The Story on Imagination in Educational Leadership?

By Gillian Judson (Imaginative Educator; Executive Director, CIRCE) It’s sad, but true. Imagination continues to reside on the margins of educational theory and practice despite ongoing and increasingly urgent calls for originality and innovation in the world around us. Beyond the context of early years education, arts education, and the unique offering of Imaginative Education, talk […]

Imaginative Schools, Imaginative Leadership, Imaginative Education

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]