#ICYMI MDI School District & Community Reports are online
Now is a time like no other for us to be focusing our attention on children’s health and well-being. The stress and disruption brought about by COVID-19 are of real concern. All children and families are at risk of experiencing increased challenges. MDI data provide an opportunity to hear from children themselves about their self-reported well-being and the assets in their lives that will be valuable as they navigate through this unprecedented time.
On behalf of Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and everyone at HELP, we wanted to remind BC school districts that Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) School District & Community Reports for 2019/2020 are now available. The BC School District and Community reports provide a comprehensive overview of MDI results for participating school districts, including Neighbourhood Profiles and maps.
Data Highlights 2019/2020: Improvements to the MDI
Please review this year’s MDI Data Highlights and Trends document to learn more about the improvements made to the MDI this past year.
Our latest MDI Webinar
Understanding and Supporting the Well-being of Children in Middle Childhood: Recent Data Trends from the Middle Years Development Instrument featuring Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and special guest Gail Markin, Social Emotional Learning Support K-12, Langley School District is available on our YouTube channel. In this webinar, Gail shares her experience using the MDI to support child well-being in Langley and throughout BC.
Discover MDI: A Field Guide to Well-Being in Middle Childhood is a companion to your School Reports, and your School District & Community Reports. The Discover MDI Field Guide can help you move from data to action. On DiscoverMDI.ca you can:
- Learn more about the MDI, its dimensions, and measures http://www.discovermdi.ca/understanding-the-mdi/dimensions/
- Read stories and access recorded webinars to learn how teachers, counsellors, and district administrators have used their MDI data to make positive change for students http://www.discovermdi.ca/connect/events-training/ ; and
- Access numerous downloadable PowerPoints, lesson plans, workshops, and information sheets to support your exploration of MDI data with your staff and students. http://www.discovermdi.ca/resources/
The MDI team would like to extend its warmest appreciation to the students, teachers, and administrators who made this project possible. Twenty-eight school districts and over 23,000 children in BC contributed to this project in 2019/2020. As ever, it is a privilege to work with everyone involved. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any support with your MDI Reports. We always welcome and appreciate hearing about your experiences with our reports and resources.
Posted:Sept. 9, 2020, 9:51 a.m.