Guided by facilitator Amanda Fenton and supported by our Executive Director Tracy Humphreys, join us to explore big dreams about what the education system could look like in this sequel to our Dreaming Big session last year! We need you to participate at AdvoCon2022, our 8th annual education advocacy conference held October 20th to 23rd online!
Tickets available now – Facebook group members receive a good discounted rate and the first 100 purchased receive a care package delivered to their house!
Financial aid is available for tickets here:
About Amanda Fenton:
My work is participatory group process design and facilitation for both online and in-person gatherings. I live on the twice-stolen territory of the Qayqayt; lands which are also important to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Kwantlen, in what is now known as New Westminster, BC, Canada with my partner and our rambunctious rescue Great Dane, Bruce. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the Dreaming Big About Education 2 session on Sunday!
About Tracy Humphreys:
Tracy is a mom to 3 children with disabilities and she has ADHD and other invisible disabilities. She is currently Executive Director of the BCEdAccess Society and president of the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. She has been an active volunteer in BC schools for over 20 years, as a board member on her local PACs, the District PAC in Victoria (VCPAC), as a BCCPAC representative and as Board Vice President of Elizabeth Buckley School for 3 years. With over 30 years management experience, she is currently a consultant CEO for beauty companies, and winner of the 2019 Victoria Community Leadership Award in Lifelong Learning for her work with BCEdAccess as a full time advocate for families of children with disabilities in British Columbia schools since 2014.
Dreaming Big About Education 2
A follow up to our Dreaming Big session from AdvoCon2021 – you won’t want to miss this!
This will be a very engaging session with a mix of whole group and small group conversation and some easy-to-use collaboration tools. In our conversation we’ll listen together for our biggest hopes and dreams for “what school is”; where everyone feels that they belong, they have purpose and they matter, where the school system/ecosystem is filled with children, youth + adults whose needs (relational, physical, cultural, educational, legal, identity, +) are met, and they are engaging in learning with the school community. What does this future look like? What are the most compelling themes in each other’s visions?
Why do this work of dreaming and visioning together?
Writer adrienne maree brown encourages us to engage in “visionary fiction” as it is our right to write ourselves into the future.“Visioning is looking into the future together, dreaming together, flexing the imagination muscle, and saying aloud what we long for. The more people who deeply share a vision, the more possible that vision becomes.” ~ adrienne maree brown, emergent strategy
Tracy is on Twitter @TracyCareQ
For more information about Amanda, visit her website:
Read all the details about our conference here!