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Teacher Professional Development



N.S. Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching of Mathematics and Science

Our vision for the Jackman ICS/Robertson Program is to advance the quality of teaching and teacher education in Ontario elementary schools in the areas of mathematics and science. An inquiry stance empowers young students to learn by encouraging and honouring their questions and improving motivation, while teachers explore more deeply and equitably an enhanced understanding of math and science.

November 1, 2012  We're excited to announce the launch of the Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching of Mathematics and Science WEBSITE. Please VISIT US ONLINE!!






For more information about the program please contact Dr. Beverly Caswell



Environmental Education Initiative


In 2009, The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School received a considerable grant from the Norman and Marian Robertson Charitable Foundation, anonymous donations, and photographic artist Edward Burtynsky, to embark on a two-year project to advance and disseminate its unique integrated and inquiry-based approach to Environmental Education for elementary schools across Ontario.

The Initiative's main objective was to develop a comprehensive print and web resource aimed at providing Ontario elementary school teachers with reassurance, clarity, and options for putting Environmental Inquiry into practice.

The complete resource, Natural Curiosity: Building Children's Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry, will launch on May 10th, 2011 in print and online.

Visit www.naturalcuriosity.ca for more information!
Or please contact Andrea Cousineau at andrea.cousineau@utoronto.ca



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