OPPORTUNITY: HELP SHAPE MANITOBA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM
The Manitoba Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education would like to hear your thoughts on the future of Manitoba’s education system!
Whether you’re a student, parent, educator, school board member, academic, la francophonie or a part of a community, grassroot, professional or Indigenous organization, help shape the future of Manitoba education!
HELP PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE, EQUITABLE, AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR ALL
For the first time in decades, Manitoba’s Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education is conducting a full review of Manitoba’s K-12 education system!
This review and your input is important because as our communities, provinces, country and the world changes, we are coming across different challenges. In terms of sustainability, global citizenship and guaranteeing a prosperous and full future for generations to come, the education system should be modernized to reflect these changes.
The Commission’s review focuses on six specific areas. In these areas, your submissions of surveys, briefs and exemplary practices will help shape changes implemented in the education system.
What should the goals and purpose of K to 12 education be in a rapidly changing word?
What are the conditions required to achieve excellence in student achievement and outcomes in Manitoba?
How can teachers and school leaders become most effective
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STUDENT LEARNING
How can the education system develop a stronger sense of shared accountability for student learning?
What type of governance structures are needed to create a coordinated and relevant education system?
What actions are required to ensure that the education system is sustainable and provides equitable learning opportunities for all children and youth?
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
In the same way we encourage our families, friends, neighbours and fellow global citizens to speak out about issues they are passionate about, we are asking Manitobans to contribute to a equitable and sustainable education system. Our experiences, opinions, and perspectives shape how we move through life.
In an rapidly changing world, youth are facing immense challenges. Whether it is growing inequalities in the global economy, exploitation of people or resources, or the realities of climate change, youth are simultaneously learning about our world and having to take action for a more sustainable future. It is time we reflect the importance of their future in our education system. Not only should we be encouraging an education system that helps our MB youth excel with the rest of Canadians but one that reflects the needs of the future, now.
This is an opportunity to have our voices heard, so let’s do it.
Learn more about our Manitoba’s current education system here.
TAKING ACTION – WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The commission is seeking comments on a wide range of topics in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 system, including:
- student learning
- accountability for student learning
This information you provide will help the commission develop its recommendations. Those recommendations will be designed to create an education system that achieves better outcomes for students and reflects the economic and societal needs of Manitobans, both today and in the future.
Two online surveys are available for Manitobans (public and teachers) to provide their input on what issues are important to them.
COLLECTION OF EXEMPLARY PRACTICES
The commission is inviting Manitoba teachers, those currently teaching and those who are retired, to share exemplary practices they have implemented and that have resulted in increased student achievement and outcomes.
Current or retired teachers are encouraged to provide a brief description of their exemplary practices, outlining what they did and the results that were achieved.
Submit your exemplary practice here.
Submissions are due by the end of day, June 28, 2019!
Manitobans may provide a written submission to the Commission by May 31, 2019.
Submissions should include your name, contact information, and your organization information if you are submitting on behalf of an organization.
Read more here.
Individuals or organizations that would like to present their perspectives and recommendations at a public hearing are invited to submit a formal brief to the commission.
- be submitted using the provided template and be no longer than 2,000 words
- address one or more the six areas of focus
- include specific recommendations.
Briefs are due May 31, 2019!
Find the brief template here.
INTERACTIVE PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
Interactive public workshops were held around Manitoba in April and May to gather views and opinions on the future of Manitoba’s education system. Workshops were flexible, led by facilitators to collect feedback and opinions on the future of Manitoba’s system.
At this time, no future interactive public workshops are scheduled.
WHO IS THE COMMISSION?
Manitoba’s Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education includes nine highly-qualified individuals who were selected for their skill and experiences, as well as their communities and regions they represent.
The Commission will deliver its recommendations to the Minister of Education and Training in February 2020.
Members of the Commission:
- Dr. Janice McKinnon – co chair (Canmore, Alberta)
- Mr. Clayton Manness – co chair (La Salle, Manitoba)
- Mr. Terry Brown (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Mr. Mark Frison (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Mr. J.D. Lees (Steinbach, Manitoba)
- Ms. Jill Quilty (Thompson, Manitoba)
- Ms. Laurel Repski (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Mr. Denis Robert (St. Adolphe, Manitoba)
- Mr. Ian Wishart (Portage la Prairie, Manitoba