This part of the Belonging, Learning and Growing website features professional learning opportunities and supports related to diverse students, equity, and antiracism education.
Social Justice: Educating for ACTion Conference
This conference will be held on Nov. 18-19, 2010 in Winnipeg. The conference focuses on how schools, educators, students, and communities work towards social justice in their everyday lives and special initiatives. Local and international educators/activists will share their experiences working towards equity, inclusion, peace, and sustainability.
Manitoba Grants for Education for Sustainable Development
Manitoba Education and Manitoba Hydro are offering Education for Sustainable Development Grants to promote professional learning for sustainability in classrooms. The grants will provide up to $2000 to cover expenses, such as teacher release time, professional learning, and teaching/learning resources.
Manitoba Grants for Innovation in Citizenship Education
Citizenship education is an important aspect of preparing learners to participate as active and responsible citizens in a democracy. Manitoba Education offers teachers the opportunity to apply for grants in support of innovative classroom or school projects in citizenship education.
UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) in Manitoba
What is the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network? (ASPnet)
Established by the United Nations in1953, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) includes almost 7,800 member schools and institutions in 175 countries.
The ASPnet provides a forum for the promotion of UNESCO ideals as well as global citizenship, social justice, student leadership and provincial, national, and international networks. A publication created by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU), Key Words for Participating in the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network, provides a full description of the ASPnet. The document is available at the Canadian Commission for UNESCO: Associated Schools Project Network website.
MTS Equity and Social Justice Initiative Grants
The Manitoba Teachers’ Society has made funds available as Equity and Social Justice Initiative Grants, to support teacher-initiated ESJ projects in 2010-2011. These projects may take the form of action research study groups or activities and events.