Phi Delta Kappa - University of Toronto

Presentation of the Outstanding Educator Award to:

Dr. Clay Lafleur

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2008

6:00 pm - Social hour

7:00 – Dinner

8:00 – Presentations

Annual General Meeting

Where: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto

41 Willcocks St. (immediately east of Spadina, north of College, 1 block south of Harbord))

Accessibility - Wheelchair accessibility on the main floor only

Detailed Parking Information – refer to

Use change or credit card: Limited street parking, or lots at: just south of Willcocks off Spadina, #1 Spadina Crescent, or St. George and Harbord at the Rotman School of Management and Addiction Research Foundation

Cost: *Kappans $50, Guests $55, Students $35 Cash Bar

We look forward to seeing you. Please bring a guest to share in the fellowship of PDK!

*Patrons $60 Patrons paying $60 per person will be listed in the program.

The patron’s contribution will be directed towards supporting the membership of a young teacher.

Please make your cheque payable to “PDK, U of T” and mail it along with the information below by Monday, April 14, 2008 to the Chapter President: Walt Winchell, 2250 Leominster Dr., Burlington, ON L7P 3X1

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PDK-UT Outstanding Educator – Dr. Clay Lafleur

Clay Lafleur has had a wide variety of educational research based experience as the Curriculum and Assessment Officer for the Simcoe County District School Board, the Manager of the Standards and Assessment Policy Unit within the Ontario Ministry of Education, Chief Research Officer with the Simcoe County Board of Education, Head of Research and Evaluation at the Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, and Educational Research Officer in the South Australian Education Department. Clay has taught in both elementary and secondary schools as well as College and University, in Canada and Australia. He recently served as the Director of the Policy and Research Department, at The Learning Partnership and is currently President of Claymar International, for which he conducts a variety of workshops and educational research projects. His recent publications are in the areas of policy development, knowledge transfer, innovations, leadership, educational change, assessment, program evaluation and qualitative inquiry.

Clay holds a Ph.D. from OISE and his current academic pursuits are related to subjective experiences of time, developing cultures of inquiry, instructional and distributed leadership and educational change. His recent book chapters, articles and presentations have dealt with these interests, in addition to partici-patory evaluation, policy development/implementation, values, organizational learning and improvement, walk-through training for school leaders, modified calendar schools, balanced school day, health/wellness issues, collaboration among school principals, and action research. He is a distinguished member of Phi Delta Kappa; during the 1993-94 term, Clay served as President of the U. of T. Chapter.