On the Horizon for the 2016/17 School Year
A Few Short Updates:
Education Transformation: From Early Childhood to Graduation
MFNERC’s programs and services are designed to facilitate education transformation, in partnership with First Nations, schools, Chiefs and Councils and community members. To further build this transformation, our organization has recently undergone some changes. While most of the core programs (such as Literacy, Numeracy, and Education Administration) have remained the same, we are streamlining other areas (such as reporting and administration) so that schools can access our services and resources in a more efficient manner.
Partnership Transition Initiative
Another new project in development is the Partnership Transition Initiative (PTI). Since 2013, MFNERC has been working with 10 of our schools towards the creation of the PTI, or school division concept. Through the PTI, MFNERC will administer and manage certain components of the First Nations education programs. If you would like more information on the PTI please contact Charles Cochrane, Special Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 204-594-1290 ext. 2068
New for Special Education
We are also happy to announce that our Special Education department is growing. This is an area of great need and, among other positions, we will be adding more speech language pathologists, reading clinicians and an occupational therapist to our team.
One of MFNERC’s most successful events is our annual First Nations Science Fair. Hundreds of students from across the province converge on the U of M campus for two full days of science, presentations, judging and award ceremonies. This year it will once again take place at the Max Bell Centre March 9 & 10, 2017. The public is more than welcome to drop by and meet future scientists in the making. Keep an eye on our website for further details coming in the winter.