Educators from District School Board Ontario North East will be taking part in a great day of learning during their Professional Activity Day on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Dr. Jean Clinton, a well-known international advocate for children’s issues will speak to educators at 9:00am in the William B. Dawson auditorium of Timmins High and Vocational School, with the event being live-streamed to staff in schools across the Board.
Dr. Clinton was recently appointed as education Advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education. "Brains are sculpted by experiences and connections," said Clinton.
"The new reforms will support this by focusing on children's natural competence and capacity for learning, curiosity and desire to explore and learn about their world in the earliest years of schooling, while still maintaining high expectations.”
Dr. Clinton is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is a senior scientist at the INCH (Infact Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. In addition, she is a Zeroto Three Fellow and a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for almost 30 years.
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Board Welcomes Dr. Jean Clinton.pdf