MDI webinar: 3pm, March 13, 2014
Join us for this one-hour webinar all about the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI); A survey that asks children (in Grade 4 and 7) to report on critical components of development that are strongly linked to their academic achievement, health and well-being throughout the school years and their success in later life. This webinar will give a brief overview of this survey tool with a focus on the assets we know make a difference in the lives of children. We will also discuss ways that schools, communities and governments can use MDI results to move toward actions that will help children to thrive at home, in their neighbourhoods and at school.
Presented by: Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl,the Principal Investigator of the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI). An Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Special Education at UBC, she has been conducting research in the area of the child and adolescent social and emotional development for over 20 years. Specifically, her work has been to identify the processes and mechanisms that foster positive development in children, such as empathy, optimism, and altruism.
Posted:Feb. 7, 2014, 4 p.m.