Breakout Session of the 5th CPAC Education Day: An introduction to gifted program

On October 27th, 2012 Education Foundation of Chinese Professional Association of Canada will be hosting its 5th Annual Education Day. Building on the success of past Education Days this year’s event promises to connect more students to educational opportunities that best suit their aptitudes and career goals. The event will be held at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough.

CPAC Education Day sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada is one of the largest education events held annually in the immigrant community drawing more than 2,000 students, parents, and educators. The event’s objective is to create awareness and provide information about the Canadian education system and its available services to the families of newcomers.

Education Day gives students and parents information using a range of formats. Representatives from school boards, colleges and universities will set up display booths and provide information about their programs. Over forty booths including representatives from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and York University have been confirmed. 14 classroom sized breakout sessions and a whole-day student forum will also be held.

Teacher Huang will host one breakout session titled “An introduction to gifted program.”

The “Gifted Program” session is intended for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in the gifted program. The seminar will be focusing upon the following topics: 1. Features of the Gifted Program. 2. Identification and placement process. 3. Gifted Testing. 4. How to survive and thrive in the Gifted Program? 5. Valuable Resources to share with parents and students The seminar will also include a Q& A session.

After immigrating to Canada, Mrs. Huang decided that her passion was in teaching and began to pursue this dream. In 2005, She proudly became a member of The Ontario College of Teachers and has been teaching at Toronto District School Board ever since. Throughout her teaching career, Mrs. Huang’s passion for student learning continues to grow. She has had the opportunity to teach a diverse group of elementary, middle school, and high school students. Her specialty areas are Mathematics and Special Education.

Facts about the 5th CPAC Education Day 2012:

  • Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 27th , 2012
  • Venue: Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School (3200 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, NW corner of Kennedy & McNicoll)
  • Admission fee: CAD$10/family(including free lunch)
  • Complimentary tickets: Pick up complimentary tickets at participating HSBC branches and CPAC office or register online at to get complimentary tickets.

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