"Every year, one of the initiatives of the Gifted Program is to organize Journey of Discovery, a conference for Gifted Program students held at O.I.S.E (The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) at the University of Toronto. The purpose of this conference is to expose students to an array of creative workshops and presentations designed and selected to awaken and nurture our students’ potential to become positive, proactive citizens of the 21st century." -Toronto Catholic District School Board Gifted Programs
I am honoured to have been invited for a 3rd year to participation in this initiate of educating and inspiring the students. We had a great time learning about the evolution of the steelpan and creating rhythms. When asked what song they wanted to learn, a student suggested a Bruno Mars song "Just The Way You Are" The students realized they had to listen to each other and work as a team in order to complete their song. What an important & positive song for kids.
"When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are "