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has been updated for the live "Your Voice" webcast discussion following
the documentary "Make Your Child Brilliant" on Monday September 15, 2008.
Confirmed guests include OISE/UT sociology professor George Dei.
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Is there genius in your child? TVO looks at how to make your child
brilliant in a special multi-platform event, Monday September 15, 2008,
at 7 pm ET
- Kicks off the six-part documentary series Make Your Child Brilliant
- Special Your Voice LIVE web discussion at TVOParents.com follows
first episode of Make Your Child Brilliant
- Event airs as part of TVO's Growing Minds Week (September 14 - 20)
TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Are exams a true measure of our kids' abilities?
Do bad marks suggest kids don't "get it," or could they be masking an
undiscovered genius who just needs to learn differently? Starting Monday
September 15 at 7 pm ET, TVO offers parents an opportunity to learn and talk
about how to recognize and nurture our kids' hidden talents in a special
multi-platform event beginning with the first episode of the documentary Make
Your Child Brilliant, followed by a live webcast discussion with experts. This
special evening is part of TVO's Growing Minds Week (September 14 - 20), which
looks at how far parents and society will go for our children's education.
Make Your Child Brilliant - NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Monday to Saturday September 15 to 20, 2008, at 7 pm ET
Is the exam-crazed education system in the United Kingdom letting budding
Einsteins slip through the cracks? In the six-part documentary series Make
Your Child Brilliant, British child development expert, author and
brain-trainer Bernadette Tynan embarks on a nationwide quest to find seemingly
ordinary children whose gifts are being ignored and unlock their hidden
talents. Tynan visits schools in Leeds, Brighton, Liverpool, Nottingham,
London and Manchester to talk to teachers and parents and closely observe five
kids before choosing one for an intensive brain-training session. Using a
variety of techniques and learning solutions aimed at bringing out the best in
kids, Tynan, who has spent nearly 20 years researching the secrets of the
brain, identifies visionaries, entrepreneurs and outright geniuses among her
Your Voice: Make Your Child Brilliant webcast discussion - LIVE
Monday September 15 at 7:45 pm ET at TVOParents.com
Immediately following the first episode of Make Your Child Brilliant,
parents and viewers can go to TVOParents.com for a special LIVE webcast of
Your Voice, TVO's Web TV program, to discuss questions raised in the
documentary. We all want to maximize our kids' success in school, but can
every child be brilliant? Do all children really have a gift, or do parents
need to re-examine their own expectations of their kids?
Host Cheryl Jackson along with expert guests will explore these questions
and more, and discuss how parents can help kids develop their talents and
skills. Confirmed guests include George Dei, professor of sociology at
OISE/UT, who specializes in the area of achievement, especially within at-risk
Parents can join the live discussion by sending their questions directly
to guests online at TVOParents.com, or by phone at 1.888.891.1195. They can
also connect with other parents via online chat.
Your Voice at TVOParents.com is the only live, online interactive program
for parents who want to help their kids succeed in school and in life. It
combines the power of the Internet with the immediacy of live interaction to
provide expert advice in real time for parents and caregivers.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires, and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Angela Garde, (416) 484-2600
ext. 2305, email@example.com