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Last chance to register for SLATE Conference & Workshop


The SLATE (So let’s talk about education) in the County Conference & Workshop is scheduled for April 15 & 16, 2012
in Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County.

Ron Brownsberger, newly appointed Schoolmaster of the schoolhouse built in East York, visited other schoolhouse sites as he prepared his own program. Motivated by his experience, he invited people to visit his site on April 28, 1986 to see his school and exchange programs. 10 people attended.

In 1987, The Old Britannica Schoolhouse in Peel hosted a gathering of “Schoolmasters, Schoolmistresses, Museum Personnel and Others Interested in Early Education Programs”. In 1988, the meeting was hosted by Oxford County and at the business meeting it was decided that the organization should assume SLATE (So Let’s Talk Education) as its official name.

SLATE has continued to meet once a year except 1997. Attendance at the conferences has ranged from 25 to 75 persons.

The SLATE program presented each year includes the following:

• Information about the history of the host site;

• Usually a more academic or scholarly presentation such as an aspect of early schooling, school architecture;

• Time for informal/organized interaction and sharing of concerns;

• A Swap Table where one site’s surplus books or other items can be taken for use at another site.

Special room rates for the conference have been booked at the Ramada Inn in Belleville. (Rates effective until March 15th)

QEMA’s Planning Committee has tentatively planned to accommodate 100 attendees.  Interested participants should plan to register early using the registration form provided in the SLATE section of the website.

The Conference fee is $45 – Click here to register today.

CLICK HERE for more information on the SLATE Conference – Agenda, Accommodations, Photo Tour etc.

Quinte Education Museum & Archives objective:

– To tell the story of education in Ontario using wherever possible Prince Edward County as an example and primary source for collection of museum material;

– To support Canadian Studies for school curriculum;

– To encourage interest in education;

– To collect and preserve those artifacts and records which best illustrate the history and progress of education in Ontario;

– To provide an archives and library for educational research.

Visit Quinte Educational Museum & Archives online

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