Remote Learning

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For the 2021/2022 school year, Kindergarten to Grade 8 remote learning, in both French Immersion and English programs, is available to students who, due to being immuno-compromised, have been advised not to attend school.

 

To access the remote learning program offered by the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre, students must be registered with a local school division or funded independent school. For further information, please contact your local school or school division, or the principal of the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre at principal@mbremotelearning.ca.

 

The remote learning program requires collaboration among the Remote Learning Support Centre teacher, the home school or school division, the parent/caregiver, and the student. For more information on these roles, please see below.

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School Teacher

Role of the Remote Learning Support Teacher
 

The Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre teachers will:

  • provide a positive online learning environment with goals, clear routines, and schedules

  • adhere to online etiquette and information, communication, and technology (ICT) appropriate-use policy and procedures

  • provide learning experiences for the four subject areas (mathematics, English language arts, social studies, science), as outlined in the Manitoba provincial curriculum

  • provide assessment of student learning

  • consider students’ prior learning, strengths, interests, and needs in planning

  • provide remote learning, as outlined in Manitoba Education Standards for Remote Learning

  • provide frequent and regular communication with parents

  • report student progress and attendance to parents and the student’s home school, where applicable

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Role of the Parent/Caregiver

When children are participating in remote learning, parents play a critical role in ensuring that their children are engaged in their learning. They do this by:

  • providing supervision and supporting learning

  • being present while their children are engaged in remote learning

  • supporting engagement in learning experiences

  • notifying the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre teacher of absences

  • communicating concerns and/or questions with the teacher

  • providing internet connectivity, where possible and available

  • supporting their children in adhering to the online etiquette agreement and policies

 

High School Exterior

Role of the Home Division
 

When a school or division refers a student to the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre, the school or division will work collaboratively with the Centre to:

  • ensure availability of devices for students who are participating in remote learning

  • work collaboratively with families to ensure students, who are participating in learning through the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre, have internet access that can sufficiently support online learning

  • ensure regular communication with the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre teacher

  • input student report card assessment and attendance data provided by the Manitoba Remote Learning Support Centre teacher

Program Overview

 

Student Participation:

Students will be required to participate daily in learning and assessment with minimum standards, as follows:

 

Real-time online instruction will be coordinated by the assigned teacher for all students registered in the class. Students must be available for the following real-time learning:

  • Grades 1–4: Five to six hours of instruction (synchronous) per week

  • Grades 5–8: Seven to eight hours of instruction (synchronous) per week

 

Daily real-time online instruction times will vary depending on the class schedule.

 

Independent Work:

Students will be required to independently complete and submit assignments as directed by the remote learning teacher.

 

Students will be expected to participate for the following minimum amounts of time (independent work):

  • Grades 1–4: Two and a half hours per day

  • Grades 5–8: Three hours per day

 

Student assignments will reflect the learning outcomes of the Manitoba curriculum. Assignments will be differentiated to meet the learning needs of students. Independent work can include reading, viewing and responding to pre-recorded videos, and engaging in project-based learning. Some parent/caregiver support may be required.

 

Kindergarten:

Students will engage in one to two hours per day of play-based learning. Kindergarten teachers will connect with the student, along with parents/ caregivers, a minimum of once per week to facilitate connection and provide support and play-based learning ideas.

Students with Special Learning Needs:

  • Student-specific plans (e.g., adaptation plans, modification plans, individual education plans, behaviour intervention plans, and health care plans) are key in supporting students with special needs and students who are at risk. Student-specific plans will be reviewed and adjusted frequently.

  • Given the unique nature of each student’s specific plan, not all supports are transferrable to a remote learning environment.

  • Remote learning will require parent involvement and support. Students must be available for the real-time (synchronous) teacher instruction.

  • Students who live with complex medical needs and who have received medical advice to not attend school in person will continue to receive appropriate supports, as per the student-specific planning process and their individual health care plan.

Learning Focus:

  • For students in Grades 1–8, the focus will be placed on key curricular areas: math, English language arts, social studies, and science. Physical education, health/well-being, and arts education will be integrated into the four (4) key subject areas.

  • For students in Grades 1-4, the times per day to perform online work will be broken into smaller blocks. 

  • Teachers for Grades 1–8 will schedule a minimum of 20 minutes per week with each student in real-time conversation. Teachers may consider scheduling two times a week at 10 minutes per day.