KIHS hosts two day workshop in Balmertown about e-Learning Platforms

An e-learning planning workshop was hosted by the Keewaytinook Internet High School in Balmertown, ON on November 29 and 20. Click here to see the agenda that documents the activities for this two day event. Participants from La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan (the Masinahikana School), the Bella Bella school in British Columbia and from the KO Research Institute in Thunder Bay joined the gathering in Balmertown via video conference during scheduled times in the agenda. The workshop was sponsored by Industry Canada's First Nations SchoolNet program.

This initial workshop is intended to lead to more on-line activities and the development of e-learning resources that First Nation schools and learners can utilize and benefit from. Thanks to Fernando Oliveira (the on-line Grade 8 Supplementary Course instructor and coordinator - and Darrin Potter (principal of the Keewaytinook Internet High School - for putting this initial meeting together.

The video conferenced portions of the workshop are now available at and select the E-Learning Workshop sessions.

Everyone is invited to share this information with others who they think would be interested in joining this new network of First Nation organizations and communities working to develop on-line learning resources with First Nation schools and students. Further updates and developments will be posted along with the results of this initial meeting on the http://FirstNationSchools.Ca web site along with strategies for supporting others to join in these development and planning efforts.