K-12 E-Learning in Prince Edward Island

Resolution Number: 

2021-1
Resolution

WHEREAS    the COVID 19 pandemic has clarified the need for virtual schooling options for K-12 students in Prince Edward Island, and

WHEREAS    with the exception of Prince Edward Island, all Canadian provinces offer free distance and online public education to K-12 students i., and

WHEREAS    the move to online learning during the pandemic has shone a light on both the benefits and challenges of virtual schooling ii.  and presents a unique learning opportunity to move forward with virtual schooling in this province in a way that is collaborative, informed, and innovative, and

WHEREAS    it is recognized that most students learn better in a classroom setting, some students, who may otherwise fall through the cracks in our system, will benefit from virtual schooling,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Public Schools Branch and the Department of Education and Life Long Learning to form a working group, with PEIHSF representation, to review public K-12 virtual education in Prince Edward Island and how to better serve PEI students.

DESTINATION:        Public Schools Branch
Department Education and Lifelong Learning

BACKGROUND:

i. State of the Nation: K-12 Learning in Canada, https://k12sotn.ca/

ii. Virtual Schooling in Canada https://sites.google.com/site/virtualschoolscanada/

iii. Prince Edward Island Department Education and Lifelong Learning Flexible Learning 2020-2021 https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/sites/default/files/publications/eelc_flex_learning.pdf

 

Consideration

Destination: 

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Public Schools Branch