Over the next three days, the province of Manitoba is holding a summit as part of an effort to develop a long-term literacy and numeracy strategy for the province. Learning for Life: Charting the Future through Literacy and Numeracy participants will reflect on the current state of literacy and numeracy, identify gaps and develop goals and action plans.
The scope of the summit is more than adult learners and includes children, youth, and families – “from cradle to careers”.
Intended outcomes for the summit are:
- Manitoba needs to close the achievement gaps for children during the critical early years. This also means supporting those who experience barriers to learning at all ages and abilities.
- In order to compete in the global, knowledge-based economy, Manitoba also needs to raise the bar for literacy and numeracy.
- The Summit will guide participants through a co-creation process, providing Manitobans with the opportunity to help develop a provincial literacy and numeracy strategy.
Manitoba has wanted for some time now to develop a literacy and numeracy strategy. I’ll be interested in hearing from those who are at the summit about the discussions and the outcomes.
For more information, check out: Learning for Life