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Posters - World Refugee Day 2017

World Refugee Day – June 20, 2017

This series of three posters commemorating World Refugee Day 2017, held annually on June 20, is intended to promote the recognition of this special day in Manitoba schools.

Posters 2017

Poster 2016 (Affiche en format PDF 193 KB)
Poster 2015
(Affiche en format PDF 214 KB)
Poster 2014 (Affiche en format PDF 202 KB)
Poster 2013 (Affiche en format PDF 454 KB)


Responding to Religious Diversity in Manitoba's Schools: A Guide for Educators (Draft 2015)

Responding to Religious Diversity

Responding to Religious Diversity in Manitoba's Schools: A Guide for Educators (Draft 2015) is intended to serve as a resource for educators and schools seeking to respond to the needs of their religiously diverse students and community. The document provides a guide for welcoming religious diversity and providing accommodations in Manitoba schools.

Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015)

Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narraives (2015)

Both an interactive PDF version and a print PDF version of Building Hope: Refugee Learner Narratives (2015) are available. This document is intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families. The core of the document is the stories or ‘learner narratives’ of eleven young Canadians of refugee or war-affected backgrounds who were interviewed about their experiences before coming to Canada and their immigration life since then, with emphasis on their education pathways.


Changing Terminology from ESL to EAL (Adobe Icon 12 KB)
Manitoba has changed from using the term English as a Second Language (ESL) programming to English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming.


Highlights

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children 2012

Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children and the two companion documents Life After War: Professional Learning, Agencies, and Community Supports and War Affected Children: A Comprehensive Bibliography are web-based resources that are intended to help strengthen the capacity of school communities at all levels (early, middle, and senior years) to provide an appropriate and supportive school environment for refugee and war-affected learners and their families, an environment that will nurture their mental health and well-being and enhance their educational and life outcomes.

Please note that Life After War: Education as a Healing Process for Refugee and War-Affected Children is also available in print form and may be ordered from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre.

Promising Pathways: High School and Adult EAL Programming Options for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Youth

Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Framework for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics, and Language (LAL) Programming, June 2011 DRAFT

Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade12 Aboriginal English as an Additional Language Initiatives


Funding

English as an Additional Language Funding Overview

Guidelines for the English as an Additional Language Support Grant

Guidelines for the Intensive Newcomer Support (INS) Grant


Curriculum

Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum Framework for English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Literacy, Academics, and Language (LAL) Programming, Draft for Consultation and Review, June 2011. The final version of the EAL/LAL Curriculum Framework is in press.  Please contact Diana Turner or Jayesh Maniar for further information.

English Language Arts: English as an Additional Language for Academic Success- A Course for Senior 4 EAL Learners (40S)

To support English as an Additional Language curriculum and instruction, several reviews of Learning Resources are available:


Information on the Manitoba School System for International and Immigrant Students

The International Education Branch website features several resources which will be of interest to international and potential immigrant students and their parents. The site covers all aspects of the field of international education and is designed to provide information and resources to a wide group of people. Three of the resources available are:


Special Language Credit Options

The Special Language Credit Option is a challenge-for-credit mechanism that allows students in the Senior Years (high school) to obtain credits for proficiency in languages other than English or French, which are the two official languages of instruction in Manitoba. The languages for which students successfully challenge for credit vary from year to year.