WINNIPEG - Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen has announced a resource centre to support remote learning.
“This new centre will provide much-needed support to teachers across the province who are leading remote learning, many for the first time, and to parents who have found themselves in the role of teacher and are in need of resources,” said Goertzen.
The $10 million investment includes the hiring of over 100 teachers and 20 educational assistants, plus clinicians and IT support.
The minister also announced three additional non-instructional days in 2020-21 so schools can focus on collaborative planning as they shift and adapt to remote learning. Two of these days will be scheduled before Christmas.
“Our teachers have done an incredible job delivering remote and blended learning, and the remote learning support centre will ensure the support necessary for remote learning to be sustained over the long term,” said Goertzen. “Division capacity varies greatly, and the new remote learning support centre will ensure that all divisions will have the resources needed support to all teachers and students.”