Model Schools Literacy Project
children have been impacted by the project since 2016
MORE THAN 100
classroom teachers participate each year
First Nations schools have taken part in the project
Indigenous children have the right to be proud of their identity and have the literacy skills necessary to pursue unlimited opportunities. With effective teaching in schools that celebrate students’ heritage, culture, and language, Indigenous children excel as students and fewer young children are misidentified as having special needs.
Enhancing a child’s literacy skills in elementary school dramatically strengthens success in high school and beyond.
The MFI team works with school staff to implement an evidence-based literacy improvement plan for Kindergarten to Grade 3 classrooms. Resources to support implementation are provided based on the needs in individual schools, and intensive support is in place for four years, followed by two years of sustainability involvement.
Explore MFI’s virtual learning hub called The Training & Resources for Early Education & Schools (TREES) Network. TREES is a space for delivering and accessing culturally appropriate training, professional development, resources, supportive circles and peer mentorship opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learning professionals working with Indigenous children, students and families.