Principal’s Message

Registration is NOW OPEN for both Semester 1 WVC classes and NEW! Teacher Registration!

Registration for semester 1 of the 2020-2021 school year is now open to any student attending an MFNERC-partner school. Students can enroll in one or more online classes with WVC while still taking local classes. WVC teachers utilize a comprehensive online system to teach, communicate, engage and support learning. WVC is now in its 11th year, offering more than 35 different credits, with more in development.
All courses are built from provincial curricula and taught with a First Nation-focused perspective. We have changed our delivery model to provide more flexibility to support the changing needs of our schools. Teachers will present course material by posting a dynamic weekly schedule, complete with pre-recorded video instruction and supplemented with two live 30-minute check-in sessions weekly. Small group and individual tutoring are available by appointment throughout the semester.
Our courses give students a more extensive range of credit and scheduling options, many of which may not be available locally. No prior online course experience is required. WVC is here to help First Nation students in Manitoba access new sources of education and find new learning opportunities for students.
Courses may fill quickly, so register today to avoid disappointment. Contact your school administrator or guidance counsellor and start the enrollment process today.
NEW! This year, teachers may request to use the same learning management system to engage with their students. Build your course online using the same network used at WVC. Training is available to help you get started in preparing for remote teaching too. If you are interested in this option, choose Teacher Registration to sign up!

Allison McDonald, Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate – Principal

News

  • August 7, 2020

    NEW! Remote Contract Teacher Job Posting for Precalculus 40S

    Considering working from home? There is a contract opportunity to teach Precalculus Math 40S remotely.

    Course content is developed and contained within the Learning Environment and a teacher is needed to facilitate the course during semester 1.

    Remote Teacher Job Posting – Contract for Prec

    alculus 40S

  • March 18, 2020

    Wapaskwa COVID-19 Contingency Plan

    Attention:  Education Directors and Principals, MFNERC Member First Nations and MFNSS First Nations

    The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) supports your rapidly changing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 17, 2020, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) declared a state of emergency for each First Nation, and Manitoba Education announced a three-week suspension of in-person classes at all public schools, beginning on March 23, 2020. Short-term responses included local teachers preparing print-based work packages, but the recommended social distancing strategies to flatten the curve could last upwards of 18 months.

    Preparing for Educational Continuity

    With the infrastructure already in place at MFNERC, First Nations schools in Manitoba can consider other long-term planning options, such as transitioning student learning to an online learning platform. Assuming that teaching teams have salary continuance and access to technology and bandwidth outside the school, they may begin preparations to post instructional material online. Where possible, appropriate technologies should be made widely available to students as well.

    Under the direction of education authorities, teachers can move toward MFNERC’s online learning system with the support of Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate staff. Wapaskwa staff can prepare the learning management system (LMS) and a course template for your teachers to post any planned learning opportunities.  Your instructors may wish to carry out learning activities in the form of readings, activities, assignments, recorded mini-lessons, or longer recorded instructional sessions as well as other types of student engagement (readings, assignments, quizzes, etc.). MFNERC can support scheduled online meetings, live tutoring sessions, or video assignments that are possible from a variety of devices (computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc.).  Wapaskwa staff are creating training resources to support remote teachers and a webinar, “Remote Teacher Training via Adobe Connect.” At this time, priority will be given to accommodate teachers of Grade 12 students. As requests for online training and course template creations are completed, expansion to additional grades will follow.

    Communicating Your Interest

    Send an email indicating your First Nation’s interest in setting up online education to support@wapaskwa.ca .

    • Then register using the online form here

    OR

    Please provide the following to support@wapaskwa.ca:

    • Locally appointed Lead Person’s name and contact information.
    • A list of valid emails of staff and student members, course names and grade levels for the course template that we will create (Grade 12 priority) so that accounts can be created.
    If you have many classes and students to register it might be quicker and easier to fill our registration Bulk Enrolments.csv

    Note:  Despite the best efforts to plan, prepare, and support schools and parents, a fair assumption is that educational continuity planning is being constructed for enrichment purposes. This is because there is inequitable access to equipment and connectivity to hold students fully accountable to be able to log in and/or meet the provincial learning outcomes and/or mastery learning.

     

    For more information please contact:

    Allison McDonald, Principal, Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate at support@wapaskwa.ca.

    FAQ’s

    Register online