Manitoba creating resource centre to help with remote learning

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government announced on Monday that it is creating a resource centre to help with remote learning across the province.

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen made the announcement at a news conference at the Manitoba Legislative Building, noting the province is investing $10 million in the centre from the federal government’s Safe Return to Class fund. The minister said Manitoba is hiring more than 100 teachers and 20 educational assistants for the centre, as well as clinicians and IT support.

The province said the goal of the support centre is to:

  • Provide a coordinated approach to make sure all students can access and engage in high-quality learning;
  • Support teachers working remotely by creating a support team and professional development opportunities;
  • Support students and families learning remotely through access to teachers and resources;
  • Maintain a central repository of resources and a professional learning hub for virtual learning and a resource bank for families; and
  • Make sure remote learning is high quality and effective through monitoring, reporting, training, and partnerships.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

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