In September 2017, HELP will be releasing new EDI subscale reports for all BC school districts. EDI subscale data are complex – and different from EDI vulnerability rates. These data may raise new questions, insights and considerations about childhood development and vulnerability in your region or community. To help address emerging questions we will be creating ongoing opportunities, both in person and online, to provide guidance and support for interpreting district and neighbourhood subscale data.
In the fall we’re supporting the launch of the reports with a public webinar, 'Getting started with your Community Subscales Data’, on October 11 from 3:30-4:30pm, hosted by HELP Research Associate, Dr. Barry Forer, and the HELP team. This is an opportunity to build your understanding of EDI subscales: what they measure, how they relate to EDI scales and contribute to vulnerability rates, how to make useful comparisons. Participants will also explore approaches to interpreting and comparing local and regional subscale data, with recommendations for incorporating subscale data into community discussions.
We encourage participation from those who work EDI data in BC and who are planning to use subscale data to deepen their understanding and expand dialogue on early childhood vulnerability in communities ...
Posted:Sept. 19, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Our August 23rd webinar, (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 1: EDI 101, has been posted to the HELP YouTube channel.
HELP has spent the better part of 2016 wrapping up the final year of EDI Wave 6 data collection and analyzing new findings from patterns and trends across 16 years of data. Whether you’ve been working with EDI for a while and are in need of a quick refresher or you’ve recently started working with the EDI, please view this webinar ahead of the release of Wave 6 EDI School District/Community Profile Reports. This session provided an overview of the areas of children’s development measured by the tool, clarified the concept and meaning of child vulnerability and key issues related to interpreting and applying population health data.
Registration for the second webinar, (Re)-Introducing the EDI – Part 2: Interactive Maps and Media Outreach is now open. This webinar takes place September 21st.
Posted:Aug. 29, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
We are excited to announce that MDI School District and Community Reports for 2015/2016 are now available online. Please visit the MDI School District & Community Reports page to view reports from those BC school districts that have participated in this year’s project as well as in the past.
In addition, we have updated A Guide to Understanding Your MDI Results. This MDI companion resource was developed to support the interpretation and application of MDI results for schools and communities. The Guide provides an opportunity for users to explore the dimensions of the MDI – their importance in child development and how they are measured with the MDI - in an in-depth way. We encourage you to refer to the guide it as you explore your reports. Slide decks outlining key highlights from district/community results in an easy-to-present format will be available by the end of May.
The MDI team would like to extend its warmest appreciation to the students, teachers, and administrators who made this project possible. Thank you for your participation.
Posted:May 16, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information. This webinar took place on june 3rd, 2015.
This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is "A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results", which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the MDI’s developer and HELP’s Interim Director, and Jennifer Fox, HELP’s Community Engagement Coordinator, walk through these updates and offer valuable insight into how you can move to action with your MDI results. To view reports for individual communities, please visit the MDI Maps & Data page.
Posted:June 9, 2015, 8:47 a.m.
HELP is excited to announce that the latest Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) reports are now available. To date, over 33,000 grade 4 and grade 7 students in BC have completed the MDI, providing invaluable insight into the thoughts, feelings and experiences of children both inside and outside of school.
This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results, which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being.
A webinar has been scheduled for June 3 (3:30-4:15) to discuss the improvements made to this year’s reports and to offer some time and space for a question and answer period. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the MDI’s developer and HELP’s Interim Director, and Jennifer Fox, HELP’s Community Engagement Coordinator, will walk you through the changes and offer valuable insight into how you can move to action with your MDI results. This webinar is an excellent opportunity ...
Posted:May 26, 2015, 10:50 a.m.