The Manitoba Government is partnering with North Forge Technology Exchange on the Challenge, which is an open call to all Manitobans to submit innovative ideas to improve early childhood literacy and numeracy (ages 0-5). It's an exciting project - the first of its kind in Manitoba. Manitobans will be coming together to improve early childhood literacy and numeracy!
Please find attached the press release and the Challenge poster. The goal is to have as many Manitobans as possible participating - a key to innovation is a diversity of perspectives.
Phase 1 of the Challenge launched at the Millennium Library on November 9th. The Challenge website has a timeline, but to highlight key dates in Phase 1:
November 23, 2017: Information and Q & A session
November 24, 2017: Submission portal opens ideas/concepts at WeAreTheSolution.ca.
December 1, 2017: Guided ideation session
January 11, 2018: Final day to submit ideas
January 25, 2018: Up to 10 semi-finalists announced
February 15, 2018: Up to 3 finalists selected for field testing
Phase 2: finalists implement and test their ideas in the field. Phase 2 concludes in September 2019 when evaluation results are analyzed and a winner is selected.
Manitoba is hosting the 2018 Social Role Valorization (SRV) Conference June 4-8. Nominations for schools that successfully practice inclusive education are being sought. Please visit the Professional Development > Other Related Workshops and Conferences area of our site for more information about this upcoming event.
On February 22, 2018, the Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) is proud to host the 28th Annual Yes I Can! Awards Ceremony at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg, MB. MCEC is now accepting nominations for this award. Please complete the 2018 Yes I Can Application Package and submit by Friday, October 20, 2017.
Thanks to Brenda Augusta for a great session at the SSAAM AGM as she helped representatives from across the province to address the topic, "Formula Based Funding in Manitoba".