The vision of edcentre.ca (Masinahikana Online School) is to provide flexible distance learning opportunities that lead to high school completion for Northern Saskatchewan residents.
Masinahikana School will:
1. Assist individuals in reaching their personal potential through flexible distance learning alternatives that that respect personal lifestyle, language and culture.
2. Provide access to distance learning opportunities for completion of high school that would otherwise not exist.
1. Facilitate the development of individual capacity as lifelong independent learners.
- Provide structures that emphasize patterns and personal organization models
- Design learning experiences and resources that promote constructed learning
2. Build effective distance learning communities.
- Bring learners together through electronic forums on a regular basis to interact through synchronous ICT tools.
- Establish a sense of identity with the online learning community through sharing of ideas and information in small and large group electronic classroom environments.
- Bring learners together through face-to-face interactive events that facilitate a connection with the learning community and a common purpose.
3. Respect personal lifestyle, culture, language:
- Accommodate personal schedules through an asynchronous delivery of learning modules.
- Reflect the following in planning and interaction with students:
- Recognize that learning and meaning are constructed through experience and interpretation of the world based on personal experience.
- Life long learning must begin with the individual, therefore developing capacity as independent learners is essential.
- Articulation of personal goals and awareness of needs must be the foundation of personal learning plans.
- Personal reflection and review of learning plans provides continued awareness of growth and personal direction
- Knowledge and understanding of common assessment practices offers a tactical advantage in making a transition to other institutions.
- Inquiry is a critical element of a constructivist learning model, and should be an integral part of instructional design.