JICS: Outstanding Laboratory School of the Year Award

As many of the readers of this blog know, I (Clare) am the Director of the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS). It is an amazing place — Lab school, teacher education program, ICSand research centre. The Lab school has been given the Outstanding Laboratory School of the Year Award. A HUGE HUGE HUGE congratulations to our teachers and leadership team. I have looked at the list of lab schools in the association and there are some mighty prestigious schools in the group. And for our school to be given this award is truly an outstanding accomplishment.
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Below is the press release done by the OISE Communications Team
OISE/UofT’s Laboratory School Named World’s Best in 2016

The International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) has named the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) winner of the 2016 Outstanding Laboratory School Award.

Richard Messina, JICS principal, will accept the award in Puerto Rico on April 27, 2016, at the International Association of Laboratory Schools annual conference.

“The JICS school community is very excited about this award. It recognizes the hard work and creativity of our teachers, the involvement of our parents, and the guidance we receive from our scholars,” noted Messina.

Watch JICS in action: https://vimeo.com/164037655 Password: kidscodingfinal

The Jackman ICS lab school, part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and University of Toronto, is widely known for its innovative and integrated approach to applying the latest research evidence to ensuring leading edge teaching and learning.

A leader in education, the keys to its success are the partnerships among and between students, teachers, parents, and world-class professors from OISE and the University of Toronto.

For more information about the Outstanding Laboratory School of the Year Award, please visit: http://www.laboratoryschools.org/membership/awards-and-grants/80-outstanding-laboratory-school-award-new
For more on the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute for Child Study, please see attached for background details, or visit: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ics/index.html

Media Contact Information:

Richard Messina, Principal, JICS: richard.messina@utoronto.ca or 416-629-1018
Chriss Bogert, Vice-Principal, JICS: chriss.bogert@utoronto.ca or 416-702-1093
Lindsey Craig, Media Relations Coordinator: lindsey.craig@utoronto.ca or 416-458-2136

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