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Manitoba Rural Learning Consortium Co-Op Inc.

About Us

 

History and Organizational Profile

The Manitoba Rural Learning Consortium (mRLC) was established in 2011 to support rural school divisions in addressing the unique challenges facing rural education. mRLC works across and within school divisions with a focus on consultation, coaching and collaboration. School divisions commit to the network by purchasing a membership and engaging in network activities.

 

Intention

The Manitoba Rural Learning Consortium (mRLC) is a non governmental, non profit cooperative dedicated to rural education. mRLC is a multi stakeholder cooperative whose articles of incorporation and By-Laws (Adobe PDF Document 60 KB) are filed with the Manitoba provincial government. mRLC has an elected board of 9 members.

Collaborative and innovative professional learning networks serve educators in ensuring quality teaching that benefits the learning of all students.

 

A Description of mRLC Networks

  1. Learning from one another: groups capitalize on their individual differences and diversity through sharing their knowledge, experience, expertise, practices and know-how.
  2. Learning with one another: learning together, experiencing the learning together, co-constructing the learning making meaning together. Collaborative inquiry, and collaboratively learning about recent research are good examples of this activity.
  3. Learning on behalf of one another: learning between individuals from different groups or schools on behalf of other individuals within or outside their network.
  4. Meta Learning: having individuals understand the processes of their own learning so they can replicate it in other situations or with other groups.1

    • Use a collaborative inquiry model
    • Remain practical and applicable using an action research approach
    • Meet repeatedly over time
    • Geared towards all educators
    • Offer mentoring between network meetings
    • Use a variety of in-person and technology formats for meetings
    • Provide products and processes to be used in home divisions

"It is evident that the mRLC is responding to a real need in the rural Manitoba school divisions. (It) has very quickly established itself as a helpful and important partner in support of student learning."  Superintendent