Government of Manitoba

“The obvious value of a good science education is as preparation for careers that demand advanced treatment and understanding in physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth sciences.  However, one shouldn’t discount the avenues that a rigorous science education opens to participate in high-grade thinking, philosophical discourse, literary adventures and importantly, why we need to live sustainably with our planet.”
Don Metz - University of Winnipeg

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

An Action Plan for Science Education in Manitoba

Supporting Educators and Fostering Partnerships


Education research shows that teachers and school leadership are among the most important in-school factors related to improved student engagement and success. Action will be taken to support educators, including offering opportunities for professional learning. This element will also favour working in partnerships with a variety of organizations to enhance our collective capacity to offer high quality science education.

Goals

  • Provide educators with tools to engage students in science.
  • Assist them in their efforts to use effective strategies when teaching science.
  • Support structures (professional learning communities, conferences, organizations) focused on the development of improved teacher efficacy and engagement in the teaching of science.
  • Foster the development of partnerships in delivering science programming to build and enhance science literacy in Manitoba.

Taking Action


Supporting the implementation of the K to 12 science education curriculum by:
  • providing curriculum-aligned teaching resources and identifying quality science resources aligned with the curriculum
  • providing teacher professional development opportunities
  • promoting science development opportunities offered by partners/other organizations
  • developing an interactive website where teachers can find information about professional development, have discussions, share ideas, etc.
  • partnering with a number of organizations (e.g., Science Teacher’s Association of Manitoba (STAM), Fort Whyte Alive, Inner City Science Centre, Mindset, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre) to help promote and/or develop high quality programming