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Year: 1999 – Province: Manitoba

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Gabe Kraljevic , Gerry Corr , Paul Stewart

School: West Kildonan Collegiate Institute

Principal: Betty Ash
School Website: www.mbnet.mb.ca/~wkci/
Grades/Subjects Taught: Micro-computer technician, operating systems, basic trouble shooting, networking, physics, robotics, computer applications, electronics, computer graphics and animation, computer science

Teaching Approach:

  • Help students develop skills necessary for success in the information age.
  • Acquire and incorporate the latest technology in the classroom.
  • Balance technology training by integrating language, communication, creativity and teamwork skills into course work to produce well-rounded students.

Outstanding Achievements:

Developed a comprehensive technology plan and program for school:

  • courses designed to ensure students develop leadership abilities, use and improve their communication and problem-solving skills.

Students won six medals at 1999 Manitoba Robotics games.

Technology skills have helped students obtain higher grades in other courses.

Many students go on to post-secondary studies, some receiving scholarships to do so.

Technology courses have helped increase school enrolment. Of 198 Grade 9 students entering the school in 1999, more than 160 registered in technology studies.

Rave Reviews:

"All of these people could be working outside of the education system for a salary many times higher than what they are earning in the public school system." Principal

"…We found our computer and science courses to be interesting, fun and rewarding, and we are now continuing in these areas in university." Former students