As part of the First Nations SchoolNet and Smart Communities initiatives sponsored by Industry Canada, Keewaytinook Okimakanak is providing on-line Grade 8 supplementary Science, Math and English courses for 12 First Nation schools in Ontario. Fernando Oliveira, a former Keewaytinook Internet High School teacher in Poplar Hill and Fort Severn, is developing and delivering these courses in partnership with the twelve Grade 8 teachers. To register your school and participate in this innovative program visit http://g8.firstnationschools.ca
This past winter, Fernando organized a pilot Grade 8 Supplementary program working with KIHS and Grade 8 teachers in several KIHS partner First Nations. The program was well received, as documented in the project evaluation and final report (click here to view). This school year's project is now being expanded to include more schools and more subjects intended to help the students, the teachers, the schools and the communities provide additional resources for their young people.