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OISE lab school JICS wins ‘Outstanding’ lab award

Video of kids learning to code highlights JICS’ innovation

By Lindsey Craig

Kids at OISE’s Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study learn to code robots as part of a study to see how coding can be brought into the classroom. (OISETube/YouTube)

OISE’s Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) has been named winner of the 2016 ‘Outstanding’ Laboratory School Award.

The recognition comes from the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS). The organization will present JICS principal Richard Messina with the award at its annual conference in Puerto Rico on April 27.

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“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.

An example of JICS’ innovation can be seen in the video above – which shows kids learning to code as part of a study on how to bring coding into the curriculum.

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, one of the keys to JICS’ success are the partnerships among and between students, teachers, parents, and world-class professors from OISE and the University of Toronto.

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