mRLC Tools and Resources

Professional Learning Activities and Resources

mRLC Tools and Resources provides materials developed by our network participants that have been tested in the field and found useful.  We share freely and only ask that you give acknowledgement for the source.  Select resources from other providers are also posted with permission.

Illustrated End Of Year Expectations 

IEYEs In Reading and Writing: The Illustrated End of Year Expectations (IEYE) documents provide teachers with a professional tool that describes the reading and writing behaviours of students who are meeting end of year outcomes and achieving Level 4 on the Manitoba provincial report card academic scale.



IEYEs In Math: These Knowledge Domain documents are intended to support teachers in planning, assessing, and reporting on students’ mathematics progress. These domain-focused documents have been developed using the most current and relevant research related to methodology and pedagogy, the Manitoba Curriculum, and other related resources. They complement the mRLC Essential Learning and Backward Planning Templates. 


Essential Learning

It is the intention of this essential learning work to bring clarity and uniformity to what is meant by ‘essential learning’ and in doing so attempt to highlight the knowledge, values and skills students “must have” in specific curriculum in order to participate fully in society. Essential learning is not learning that students engage in once and then move on, but rather that which students explore, revisit and deepen as they move through school. 

Introduction to Essential Learning ( 274 KB)

ELA Essential Learning

Mathematics Essential Learning

Science Essential Learning

Social Studies Essential Learning

Backward Design Unit Samples

These draft documents are intended to support teachers in planning, teaching, assessing, and reporting on their programs. Teams of rural teachers developed the backward planning samples you see here. They used the mRLC Essential Learning documents, Backward Planning templates, the Manitoba Curricula, and other related resources. In doing so, the teachers summarized and planned around important ideas and core processes that are central to the disciplines and have lasting value beyond the classroom.





Senior Years ELA/Social Studies

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