MANITOBA GOVERNMENT INVESTS MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION IN NEW PROJECTS THROUGH THE TEACHERS’ IDEA FUND
– – – Press release July 13, 2022
Projects demonstrate creativity and originality to support high quality education: Ewasko
The Manitoba government is investing an additional $1.8 million in new projects through the Teachers’ Idea Fund, Education and Early Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.
“Every day, across Manitoba, skilled and dedicated teachers, education staff and school leaders support high-quality education and improve student outcomes through innovation,” said Ewasko. “The 19 additional innovative projects recently approved demonstrate the creativity, originality and variety of ideas that our educators have come up with and are ready to work to ensure the best possible education for Manitoba students.
Launched in March 2021, the five-year, $25 million Teachers’ Idea Fund funds innovative solutions created by educators. These initiatives improve classroom supports and improve student learning outcomes and well-being.
This funding brings the total projects approved to date to just over $7.8 million. The most recent approvals include:
- outdoor medicine garden classroom at Shaftesbury School in the Pembina Trails School Division;
- providing school-wide orientation support at Elwick Community School in the Seven Oaks School Division;
- transforming education in the Seven Oaks School Division;
- creation of a reconciliation space at Rossburn Collegiate in Park West School Division;
- Honoring Anishinaabe Wisdom, Kindles Success (HAWKS) at Strathclair School in Park West School Division;
- First Teacher Family Partnership Program in Seven Oaks School Division;
- Waywayseecappo Off-Campus School Land based and Ojibway language education in the Park West School Division.
- STEAM Challenge at John Henderson Middle School in the Brandon School Division;
- Oral Language and Literacy Skills – Inquiry Learning at Richer School in Seine River School Division;
- reading and writing workshops at Neelin High School in the Brandon School Division;
- involving families and parents at Dawson Trail School in Seine River School Division;
- recovery learning model at Roseau Valley School in Border Land School Division;
- improving literacy for K-5 students at Kelsey Community School in the Kelsey School Division;
- Indigenous Learning Space to foster land-based learning and reconciliation at Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, Louis Riel School Division;
- the common learning spaces of the Sherwood School Library in the River East Transcona School Division;
- bonding through esports at Lorette Collegiate in Seine River School Division;
- community liaison support for the creation of classroom communities at Joseph Teres School in the River East Transcona School Division;
- alternative energy at Frontier Collegiate in the Frontier School Division; and
- implementing land-based learning at Woodlawn School in the Hanover School Division.
The minister noted that the most recent intake of applications for the Teachers’ Ideas Fund in June focused on projects that promote the mental health and well-being of students and educators. Applications are currently being reviewed and projects will be announced later this year.
“I was delighted to see the large number of applications in the last intake,” said Ewasko. “I would like to thank all the educators and school staff who applied. Their commitment to fostering innovation in our education system and improving student outcomes is so encouraging for the future of education in this province.
Further details on the Teachers’ Idea Fund are available at: www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/teachers_idea_fund/index.html.