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YRDSB Teachers Receive Canada 150 Citizenship Award
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YRDSB Teachers Receive Canada 150 Citizenship Award
Aurora, ON – On November 13, 2017, Member of Parliament for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, Leona Alleslev, awarded Canada 150 Citizenship awards to Teacher-Librarian, Robin Morrison-Claus and Teacher, Stephen Lanning of Regency Acres P.S.
The Canada 150 Citizenship Award is an initiative carried out by Members of Parliament across Canada to recognize individuals who have worked hard to better their community, their country, and have made important contributions that are bigger than themselves.
Morrison-Claus and Lanning were recognized for their commitment to Thought Leadership through their creation and implementation of the Regency Acres P.S.  classroom sized Makerspace which allows whole classes to explore STEM concepts.  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning opportunities allow students to explore their critical thinking skills and introduces them to real world problem solving scenarios.
“Robin and Stephen have inspired a huge pedagogical shift that has inspired new learning for our students,” said Lisa Leoni, Principal of Regency Acres P.S. “The students are so fortunate to have teachers that go above and beyond.”
Morrison-Claus is currently organizing a full day BrainPower! STEAM Conference set for February, where students can further explore STEAM subject areas as they relate to their everyday world and future career possibilities.

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 123,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.

For more information contact:

Dale Brusselers
Communications Specialist
905-727-0022 Ext. 2521

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