Virtual School Meanderings

April 29, 2020

MFNERC E-News

A newsletter from a Canadian organization that manages a K-12 online program.

Announcements

Thank You!

MFNERC extends a heartfelt ekosani, miigwetch, pidamaya do, marsi, and thank you to all frontline workers in Manitoba who are keeping our communities safe. The Centre acknowledges your contributions to the well being of your community and of the vulnerable.

Remote Learning Hub

With the changing education environment, MFNERC has created the Remote Learning Hub. Click to access teaching strategies and age-appropriate, interactive resources.

Free Online Reading Resource

Missed author Lucy Antsanen reading TthaNárɛltth’ɛr Live on our Facebook page? Now you can read the Flipbook version for free.

Story Time Live

MFNERC Publishing Unit is proud to present Story Time Live, where we read stories from our library live every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 on our Facebook page.

#MFNERCgetmoving Challenge

Join us every morning at 9 am on our social media for challenges to get you moving! Prizes awarded for those who participate and submit their workout!

Weekly Online Events

Just because schools are closed doesn’t mean the learning and fun has to stop! We have made a schedule of activities for you to use every week, from get moving challenges, to live readings, to word Wednesdays, we’ve got you covered. Tune in and check out the resources we’re making and compiling to make life at home a little easier!

Service Desk Information

Schools that require Service Desk Assistance can still reach Service Desk at this time. Please be aware that IT will be operating with reduced numbers, and operating during the hours of 9am – 4pm beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will continue to do our best to provide service as quickly as possible.

MFNERC Service Desk
ServiceDesk@mfnerc.com
1-866-941-6359
(204) 594-1291 ext. 2221

MFNERC Shop

Please be advised that until further notice the MFNERC shop will be closed. Thank you for your understanding. In the meantime, we are working on adding more free flipbooks.

Check out our current available flipbooks:
Treaty Tales: The Handshake and the Pipe
TthaNárɛltthʼɛr, Our Dene Hero
Keeping Baby Close: Making of a Moss Bag

Employment

Want to work with us? Take a look at our employment opportunities.
Apply Here
Copyright © 2019 MFNERC, All rights reserved.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
2-1100 Waverley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Phone: (204) 594-1290 Fax: (204) 942-2490
Winnipeg Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 | Thompson Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
General Inquiries: info@mfnerc.com

March 27, 2020

Hello From MFNERC 👋

An item from an Indigenous organization in Canada.

Announcements

Contingency Plan: MFNERC Online Learning

Teachers can move toward MFNERC’s online learning system with the support of Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate staff.

Home Sweet Home Activities

We have gathered links to resources online to help keep your families time at home fun, educational, and entertaining!

Story Time Live

MFNERC Publishing Unit is proud to present Story Time Live, where we read stories from our library live every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 on our Facebook page.

Nursery and Kindergarten Activity Ideas

Here are some fun free learning activities for Nursery and Kindergarten aged children that you can use at home.

Resources for adults and children about COVID-19 and ways to cope

The MFNERC School Psychologists have put together an accessible list of resources for adults and children related to coping with COVID-19.

Playing with Playdough!

Click for everything play dough! Follow along with these fun graphics that show all the supplies you will need to get started!

#MFNERCgetmoving Challenge

Starting Monday, March 30, join us every morning at 9am on our social media for challenges to get you moving! Daily prizes awarded for those who participate and submit their workout!

Cancelled Events

The health and well being of First Nations, educators, employees and the overall community is our top priority. Due to the growing concern around COVID-19, and in alignment with the best practices laid out by Manitoba Health, the World Health Organization and other relevant entities, MFNERC has decided to cancel our annual Lighting the Fire and Early Learning conferences, as well as the annual Manitoba First Nations Science Fair.

Service Desk Information

Schools that require Service Desk Assistance can still reach Service Desk at this time. Please be aware that IT will be operating with reduced numbers, and operating during the hours of 9am – 4pm beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will continue to do our best to provide service as quickly as possible.

MFNERC Service Desk
ServiceDesk@mfnerc.com
1-866-941-6359
(204) 594-1291 ext. 2221

MFNERC Shop

Please be advised that until further notice the MFNERC shop will be closed. We expect this to be until April 13th. Please check back for updates at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Employment

Want to work with us? Take a look at our employment opportunities.
Apply Here
Copyright © 2019 MFNERC, All rights reserved.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
2-1100 Waverley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Phone: (204) 594-1290 Fax: (204) 942-2490
Winnipeg Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 | Thompson Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
General Inquiries: info@mfnerc.com

March 7, 2020

February E-News

Note that the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center manages the Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.  This is their latest newsletter, which I received this past Wednesday.

Highlights

My Records, My Choice – If You Made A Claim in the IAP or the ADR Process, This Information is for You.

If you made an IAP or ADR claim for compensation for residential school abuse, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement says that you can save your IAP or ADR records for history, public education and research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR).

Research & Development Team Creating Potential Partnership in Educational Programming with the Manitoba Museum

In December 2019, MFNERC’s Research and Development (R&D) team met with staff from the Manitoba Museum to discuss potential education partnerships projects.

Reconnecting with the Land – 10th Annual Land-Based Youth Education Gathering

We teach youth the importance of making and participating in events our people used to do prior to colonization. This event focuses on making educational knowledge fun and will provide fellowship with other First Nations.

Lighting the Fire 2020

MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference on May 6-8, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Lighting the Fire Conference 2020 will be held on May 7-9, 2020. Registration is now open! Information Link or Register online

Call for Youth Writers

Now accepting submissions for Volume 4 of Voices of the Future.

MFNERC Shop

Free Resource! 

“Impact: Colonialism in Canada” is a collection of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction featuring the works of over 20 Indigenous Canadian writers. We are pleased to offer this anthology on a 50% off discount now. Get yours today!

Order Now

Employment

Want to work with us? Take a look at our employment opportunities.
Apply Here
Copyright © 2019 MFNERC, All rights reserved.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
2-1100 Waverley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Phone: (204) 594-1290 Fax: (204) 942-2490
Winnipeg Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 | Thompson Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
General Inquiries: info@mfnerc.com

December 4, 2019

❄ What’s New at MFNERC ❄

Note that the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center manages the Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.  This is their latest newsletter.

Highlights

ASL Family Get Together

Five families from St. Theresa Point, Garden Hill, and Wasagamack First Nations had a fun get-together in Winnipeg on October 30th, focusing on American Sign Language (ASL) communication.

Evolution of Training Initiatives

MFNERC’s Training Initiatives provides accredited professional development required to implement innovative programming in schools.

Congratulations Graduates

MFNERC would like to congratulate Kimberley Moors, Gabrielle Peterson, and Trevor Wilson for graduating with their Masters in Occupational Therapy.

Literacy Round Tables

MFNERC held two Middle Years Literacy Roundtables focusing on “Reading Comprehension Strategies to Promote Higher Level Thinking.” One two-day session in Thompson, and the other was held in Winnipeg.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Our annual open house is on Wednesday, December 18th, 11 am-3 pm. Join us for a delicious hot lunch. There will also be door prizes for the first 100 people!
May 6-8, 2020

Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit

MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference on May 6-8, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg. This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

For students to succeed in school, community and life, it is their parents, family and community leaders who guide them as their role models. Educators, whether it be a teacher, educational assistant, or language teacher, can create profound experiences in the lives of our students. First Nations youth thrive when there is a grounded connection with their family, school, community and territory. Cultural identity is further strengthened with traditional activities whether it’s learning on the land or from the Elders in the home or classroom.

The spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our children need to be in balance. The First Nations ways of healing and growing is a holistic approach, always considering these four relationships. Daily practices of gratitude is one of the foundations of the First Nations way of life and reclaiming and honouring our students well-being today will make for healthy nations into the 21st Century and beyond.

This year’s professional development sessions will focus on providing program models to school staff and community members to enhance student well-being. Culture and language will be woven in the four streams; emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being. First Nations teachings related to balance and wellness will include activities such as storytelling, traditional practices, sports, medicine and land-based teachings which are some of touch stones that create a fuller understanding of this year’s theme.

What’s New at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

MFNERC Shop

On Sale! 50% Off!

“Impact: Colonialism in Canada” is a collection of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction featuring the works of over 20 Indigenous Canadian writers. We are pleased to offer this anthology on a 50% off discount now. Get yours today!

Order Now

Employment

Want to work with us? Take a look at our employment opportunities.
Apply Here
Facebook
Twitter
Link
Website
Copyright © 2019 MFNERC, All rights reserved.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
2-1100 Waverley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Phone: (204) 594-1290 Fax: (204) 942-2490
Winnipeg Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 | Thompson Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
General Inquiries: info@mfnerc.com

November 19, 2019

❄ What’s New at MFNERC! ❄

Note that the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center manages the Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.  This is their latest newsletter.

Highlights

Circle of Knowledge and Practices 2019

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to host the annual First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference. This year’s theme was “Language, Land, and Learning.”

Lacrosse in York Factory

Youth 1st Lacrosse is an organization that delivers programming to Indigenous communities in Manitoba. MFNSS partnered with Youth 1st Lacrosse, bringing Canada’s national summer sport to 10 of MFNSS schools.

Minot State University and MFNERC to Deliver Speech Pathology Training

MFNERC’s Training Initiatives is dedicated to the success of three First Nations students who are completing their Master of Science in Community Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology.

Invitation to High School and Middle Years ELA Round Tables

Two-day sessions promoting: networking, information sharing and other professional development that will enhance literacy strategies to implement in the classroom.

We ask you to designate one ELA school teacher from your school to participate in the two-day roundtables.

Upcoming Events

Check out our event’s calendar!

FNIYES 18th Annual First Nations and Unit Science Camp 2020

Manitoba First Nations Advanced Senior High Science Mentorship & Symposium Program

High School Mathematics Round Table, Winnipeg

High School Numeracy Roundtable Session

High School Mathematics Round Table, Winnipeg

High School Numeracy Roundtable Session

Middle Years (4-8) Literacy Roundtable (Thompson)

Physical Education Health Program Gatherings (Thompson)

Middle Years (4-8) Literacy Roundtable (Winnipeg)

New at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items.If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to the IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

MFNERC Shop

On Sale! 50% Off!

“Impact: Colonialism in Canada” is a collection of fiction, poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction featuring the works of over 20 Indigenous Canadian writers. We are pleased to offer this anthology on a 50% off discount now. Get yours today!
Order Now

Employment

Want to work with us? Take a look at our employment opportunities.
Apply Here
Facebook
Twitter
Link
Website
Copyright © 2019 MFNERC, All rights reserved.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
2-1100 Waverley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9
Phone: (204) 594-1290 Fax: (204) 942-2490
Winnipeg Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 | Thompson Toll Free: 1-877-506-1568
General Inquiries: info@mfnerc.com

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