Laboratory School's Teaching Approach
The educators from the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School (JICS) contributed to the Ministry of Education’s online resource The Learning Exchange. This is a resource for educators to share rich, research-based content in consultation with the Student Achievement Division of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Learn about Knowledge Building and Inquiry-Based Learning by watching the videos here.
Natural Curiosity and the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study honours pre-service and in-service Ontario Elementary school teachers for their excellence in Environmental Inquiry each year. Every award recipient is not only celebrated by a community of colleagues, but is resourced to continue the work that they are doing.
For more information and to apply for an award, click here.
We are excited to announce we are offering free webinars in partnership with Green Teacher and EECOM!
For more information and to register, visit greenteacher.com/webinars
- On Monday, February 20, join us for a webinar on the power of positive, inspiring solutions with Guy Dauncey from 7:30-8:30pm EST
- On Monday, March 27, join us for a webinar on Environmental Education in digital technology with Justin Hougham and Steve Kerlin from 7:30-8:30pm EST
Upcoming Inquiry Institutes
Who should attend?
Winnipeg, MB - April 5 to 6, 2017 (flyer)
- Kindergarten and Elementary teachers of all grades who wish to explore how authentic inquiry is being applied to address expectations in social studies, science, language, and other subjects.
- School administrators and system leaders who wish to support transformative inquiry-based learning.
Peterborough, ON - April 20 to 21, 2017 (flyer)
Burlington, ON - May 15 to 16, 2017 (flyer)
For more information and to register, click here.
Natural Curiosity Resources
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If you haven't already, check out the first edition of Natural Curiosity, available in English and in French here.