GLACIE is proud to present its Cooperative Learning Conference, Achievement through Active Engagement, to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 23 and 24, 2013. This rewarding opportunity for professional growth will allow educators to come together to learn and share structures and strategies of cooperative learning through active participation.

“Students learn best when they are motivated and actively engaged in their learning.”
A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction, Ontario Ministry of Education (2005), 49.

The keynote session will be delivered by Drs. David and Roger Johnson, professors at the University of Minnesota and award-winning directors of the Cooperative Learning Center. This interactive presentation from two of the pioneers of cooperative learning will explore how it has evolved and will continue to be a vital force in the classroom.

Presenters in plenary sessions will provide valuable information on topics including:  Character Education, Literacy and Numeracy, Student Success, Brain-Based Instruction, Dealing with Exceptionalities and At-Risk Students, Academic Controversy, Increasing Achievement, Differentiated Instruction, and more. A featured speaker from Kagan Professional Development will be delivering several sessions at the Friday conference.

Our ever popular pre-conference event features a full day with the Johnsons. Their topic will be “Cooperative Learning: From Theory to Practice in the Classroom”. This energetic, highly interactive workshop will empower participants with knowledge and tools to create a more effective learning environment in their classrooms.

Networking opportunities are plentiful within many of the interactive sessions, as well as during breaks and in the hospitality suite. Whether you are just beginning your cooperative learning journey, or are a long-time practitioner, this dynamic event will inspire and motivate you!

Full Conference Details


 PriceStudent Rate
Pre-Conference Event Only
Thursday, May 24, 2012
$195 (incl HST)$195 (incl HST)
Conference Only
Friday, May 25, 2012
$195 (incl HST)$110 (incl HST)
Both Thursday & Friday$390 (incl HST)$305 (incl HST)

Are you a group of more than 10? Learn about our Group Rates!

The conference registration fee includes GLACIE membership, conference materials, conference bag, continental breakfast and lunch on Friday, and admission to the hospitality suite on Thursday and Friday evenings.

The pre-conference registration fee includes conference materials, conference bag, continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and admission to the hospitality suite on Thursday evening.



Thursday, May 24, 2012
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 3:30 p.m.Pre-Conference Event
David and Roger Johnson
Cooperative Learning: From Theory to Practice in the Classroom
4:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite opens
Friday, May 25, 2012
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Keynote Address:
David and Roger Johnson
University of Minnesota, USA
Why Cooperative Learning Will Never Die
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.Workshop Series 100
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.Workshop Series 200
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.Lunch
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.Workshop Series 300
4:00 p.m.Hospitality Suite opens

Hospitality Suite

Thursday – 4:00 p.m. onwards
Friday – 4:00 p.m. onwards

Be sure to join your colleagues, presenters and conference organizers in the hospitality suite.  A great opportunity for socializing and networking in an informal, social setting.  Complimentary drinks and snacks.


All sessions and exhibits will be held at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites.

Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
175 Wynford Dr. (formerly 1250 Eglinton Ave. East)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone:  416.449.4111
Toll Free:  877.474.6835

Located in the popular Toronto Parklands area near the Don Valley Parkway, just minutes from downtown, the hotel is in the centre of everything that Toronto has to offer yet sits peacefully in a resort-style setting.  The Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites features an indoor pool and whirlpool, as well as a Wellness Centre and Spa.

Participants are responsible for their own reservations and are encouraged to book as soon as possible.  Please contact the hotel directly and request the GLACIE rate of $129 per room/night.


A special parking rate will be arranged by GLACIE. Check this website closer to the conference date.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be prepared for all registrants.  Please request your certificate at the registration desk at the closing of the conference.

Book Now!

Book now for two full days of informative, practical and resourceful workshops and networking opportunities that will inspire and motivate you, whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner!