Students Expo

Students Expo

Let’s Get Together is working with a group of undergraduate students from the University of Toronto Mississauga to host the first virtual Students Expo on March 20th and March 21st, 2021.

The theme this year is “Invest in Myself”. 

These two half-day sessions are geared towards motivating Grade 8 – 12 students across Canada to start investing in their future by saying yes to new learning experiences and taking more ownership of their learning so they can create their own path to success.

As recent high school graduates, the students have experienced this daunting, confusing, and uncertain transition. So, they want to provide the younger generation with the resources, tips and support they wished they had during their journey.

The team believes the Students Expo will benefit many as they aim to provide a variety of experiences and perspectives from students, parents and professionals to create a sense of community around the topic of education.

This event is FREE and will be hosted online via zoom.

Please share and encourage students to join the Students Expo and share it on their social media. It would mean a lot!

Please reach out if you have any questions or inquiries about the event at expo@letsgettogether.ca. You can also follow us on Instagram @studentsexpo & @GetTogetherTO.

BEET Workshops: Youth employee-in-training program

BEET Workshops: Youth employee-in-training program

We invite students from grades 7-8 and grades 9-10 to join 4-week virtual Youth-Employee-in-Training program that begins the week of February 20th.
Through small-group, interactive trainings and mentorship connections, youth will learn important 21st Century learning skills; critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. Youth will also learn how to foster a growth mindset, the importance of goal setting, how to network with potential employers, how to self-care, how to build a resume with little experience, and much more! that includes reaching out to students, parents and businesses.

These sessions are organized by Businesses Engaging and Encouraging Teens (BEET), a program designed to help build networks and strengthen relationships between local youth and businesses with a goal to educate and assist youth in securing meaningful employment within their community.

Cost: FREE

Audience:
Group 1: Youth in Grades 9 – 10 residing in Ontario, Canada only
Group 2: Youth in Grades 7-8 residing in Ontario, Canada only

Presented by: Students at the Centre of Student Engagement, University of Toronto Mississauga, and guest speakers in partnership with Let’s Get Together

LET’S GET TALKING WORKSHOP: So, University is online…..

LET’S GET TALKING WORKSHOP: So, University is online…..

Join University of Toronto Mississauga Centre For Student Engagement students on Friday, February 12 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm to discuss how high school students can navigate through the process of online learning as they make the transition into post-secondary education. Student will learn the necessary information needed to equip them with different methods, techniques and experiences to help them flourish in a virtual setting.

With the help of different campus partners, academic societies and experienced students we aim to provide you with applicable, tangible and effective strategies to keep students motivated and gain the most from their university experience.

This session is suitable for high school students (grade 9 to 12).

Participants will:

  • Discover online academic resources available to them by introducing campus partners and student clubs, as well as other related online university services.
  • Plan out a concrete approach to their virtual learning experience, in order to be prepared for online school when they begin their journey into post-secondary education
  • Identify resources available to students to help them navigate through virtual learning as well as develop suitable online strategies to enhance their post-secondary experience.
EDUTECHCONNECT Family Digital Literacy Workshops

EDUTECHCONNECT Family Digital Literacy Workshops

Exciting sessions on Saturdays at 10 am in February and March!

Online learning has shifted our lives, but EduTechConnect is here to teach families digital literacy.

With workshops run by motivated and caring post-secondary students, we aim to provide mentorship and knowledge for the world of technology and digital learning.

Join us for:

  • Troubleshoot 101
  • Cybersecurity 101
  • Google 101
  • Computers 101

 

Troubleshoot 101  (Computer Troubleshoot, Research & Repairs)

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 10 am to 11:15 am
Parents & family members
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orkshop maximum: 10 registrants

 

Having a little bit of trouble with your device?

 

This workshop provides families some confidence in how to navigate technical issues they face and resources to get support. Families will travel through the troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance process that incorporates research and safety techniques to keep their devices running smoothly!  Families are encouraged to present common issues they may face with their device as well as connect with our post-secondary students to learn about student life.

 

Course pre-requisite:

 

  • Familiar with basic computer functions such as open/close files, open web browers, difference between hardware & software, taking screen shots, and attaching files to e-mails
  • Know how to connect/disconnect wifi to modem
  • Good command of English (we plan to offer this workshop in other languages)
  • Participants will be asked to turn their screen on for engagement and learning purposes

 

Cybersecurity 101 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 10 – 11:15am
Parents & family members
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orkshop maximum: 10 registrants

 

Ever heard of stories of cybersecurity or online threats in the news?

 

This workshop will help families develop knowledge and skills to better manage cybersecurity related issues so they can take a proactive approach against any cybersecurity or digital concerns. Participants will learn the terminology of the online cybersecurity world (i.e virus, hacking, etc)  along with tips and tricks towards preventing cybersecurity related risks.

 

Time will also be allocated for families to connect with our post-secondary students to ask any questions related to their experience in education including online learning.

 

Course pre-requisite:

 

  • Good command of English (we plan to offer this workshop in other languages)
  • Participants will be asked to turn their screen on for engagement and learning purposes

 

Google 101  

 

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10 – 11:15am
Parents & family members
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orkshop maximum: 10 registrants

 

There is more to Google than a simple search engine.

 

In this workshop, gain the tools and knowledge to better understand how to access Google Meet and other google-related tasks for school purposes.  Participants will also get a quick overview of the other G-Suite applications and see how they can easily be used to better support your family’s learning from elementary years & beyond.

 

Time will also be allocated for families to connect with our post-secondary students to ask any questions related to their experience in education including online learning.

 

Course pre-requisite:

 

  • Familiar with basic computer functions such as opening and navigating in a web brower
  • Good command of English (we plan to offer this workshop in other languages)
  • Participants will be asked to turn their screen on for engagement and learning purposes

 

Computers 101

 

Saturday, March 6th, 2021, 10 – 11:15am
Parents & family members
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orkshop maximum: 10 registrants

 

I want to learn how to be more tech savvy like my kids!

 

Let’s our students facilitators help your family gain more confidence using their device/computer. We will go over introductory computer terms, learn how to navigate and browse the computer, save documents, understand different file extensions, as well as basic internet browser and Microsoft word applications (Google Chrome, Word, Excel, etc), pdf files, and compressed files such as .zip.

 

Participants will also briefly discuss the importance of computer ergonomics (healthy habits and postures) that can reduce fatigue, injuries and strains, and create an overall comfortable and more relaxing learning environment.

 

Along with levelling up your computer knowledge, families will have the chance to connect with post-secondary students to ask any questions they’re curious about related to education.

 

Course pre-requisite:

 

  • Good command of English (we plan to offer this workshop in other languages)
  • participants will be asked to turn their screen on for engagement and learning purposes

 

We thank @takingitglobal for helping us make this program possible #risingyouth

INVEST IN MYSELF – Student Celebration and Showcase Event

INVEST IN MYSELF – Student Celebration and Showcase Event

Join us on Friday, January 15, 2021, from 4 pm to 5pm, via zoom, for Invest in Myself, Invest in Others, Invest in Our Future – Student Celebration and Showcase Event. We will be featuring 10 innovative projects, created by students for students, that support education, encourage involvement and showcase student success.  The event will also be streamed live on YouTube.

Organizing three Tech Collection Drive events this October

Organizing three Tech Collection Drive events this October

This October, to  address the increasing demand for affordable computers and laptops, Let’s Get Together is partnering with Raptors 905, Vinyl Wrap Toronto, and Communitech Data Hub to host Tech Collect Drives at their locations.

The #LGTTechCollect Drive events are designed to allow the public and organizations in the area to drop-off their used, broken and unwanted devices (computers, laptops and other equipment) that will be safely recycled or refurbished, and circulated back to the community to help individuals and families desperately looking for access to technology to support their education and/or employment, as well as stay informed and connected with family and friends.

The drop-off events are scheduled for:

Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Raptors 905, Paramount Fine Foods Centre, 
Rinks Entrance A, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON L4Z 4B6 

Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Vinyl Wrap Toronto,
24 Ronson Dr, Unit 1, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1B4

Sat, Oct 31, 2020, 10 am to 3 pm – Communitech Data Hub,
14 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1S7

Electronics Recycling Association (ERA) will provide the collection bins and cages and will pick up the donated equipment to be safely recycled and refurbished.

The Region of Peel, University of Toronto Mississauga Centre for Student Engagement, On Point Basketball, and Peel Weekly News are also proud to support this worthwhile initiative.