Teacher Recruitment & Retention Resources and Online Presence
Matawa First Nations Education
Matawa First Nations is a Tribal Council of nine Northern Ontario First Nations located in Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). The Matawa First Nations Education Department provides quality, accessible, community based educational support services for eight Matawa First Nation schools. In addition, the Education Department provides post-secondary support services and operates the Matawa Learning Centre. Further information about the Matawa First Nations Education Department and the Matawa First Nation schools can be found on our website: http://education.matawa.on.ca.
Regional Education Strategic Plan 2015-2020
The Matawa Chiefs in Assembly approved by resolution the renewed Regional EducationStrategic Plan. The new strategic plan includes ten strategic initiatives, each of which has associated short-, medium- and long-term goals. The ten strategic initiatives are:
A Matawa First Nation Curriculum and Incorporation of First Nation Culture and History
Student and Parental Supports
Minimum Standards and Reporting
Student Attendance, Retention and Completion
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Post-Secondary School Readiness and Retention
2. Scope of Work
Matawa Education Department Website
The Matawa Education Department is seeking to:
To expand Matawa Education department website (WordPress); and
Produce a video for the Matawa Education website to provide an overview of teaching and living in Matawa First Nations communities.
Revise the Matawa Teacher Orientation Handbook for the Matawa Education website and for distribution to staff in Matawa First Nations schools.
To this end, the Matawa First Nations Education Department is requesting proposals from qualified consultants, or firms with a demonstrated ability to provide professional services for the development of the online presence of Matawa Education Department. Specifically, the qualified consultant or firm will be required to:
Review the Regional Education Strategic Plan for Education;
Review the Matawa First Nations Management Education IT Plan;
For each of the nine participating schools, expand the Matawa Education department website to include for online social media feeds and internal website tools for school activities, etc.;
Produce a video for the Matawa Education website to provide an overview of teaching and living in Matawa First Nations communities; and
Revise the Matawa Teacher Orientation Handbook to include updated community information and recent best practices in teaching First Nation children in First Nation communities, which will then be made available on the Matawa Education website and hard copies distributed to staff in Matawa First Nations schools.
Deliverables for this contract will include:
Storyboard of the webpages being developed;
An interim report on the progress of the project;
Fully functioning pages for online platforms for each of the nine participating schools;
A video accessed through the Matawa Education website that provides an overview of teaching and living in Matawa First Nations communities; and
Digital and hard copies of the revised Matawa Teacher Orientation Handbook
3. Requirements for RFP
A summary of process to be followed
A schedule of activities
Final pricing, including HST
Three references from similar past projects
4. Schedule of Work
Review of Matawa Education’s Regional Education Strategic Plan, IT Plan, and Matawa Teacher Orientation Handbook
Through a review of available documentation, become familiarized with the vision of Matawa Education and tasks to be completed.
To be determined
Update meeting to discuss progress and next steps
Prepare additional functions of the website for the Matawa Education Department for review
Based on the review of the above- mentioned documents, a storyboard will be created to map out the pages and integration of online platforms.
To be determined
Draft interim report and present to the Matawa Education Department
Prepare an interim report on the progress of each of the activities.
To be determined
Interim progress report
Produce, present, and publish a video providing an overview of teaching and living in Matawa First Nations communities
Film and edit a video to be published on the Matawa Education website that provides an overview of teaching and living in Matawa First Nations communities. Prior to being published to the website, the finished video will be presented to the Matawa Education Department.
To be determined
Present finished website modifications and the revised Matawa Teacher Orientation Handbook to the Matawa Education Department
Hard copies and digital copies of the handbook will be available to be distributed to the Matawa schools’ staffs.
March 31, 2017 or sooner
Website and handbook presentations
5. Deadline for Submission
Accepted until filled.
6. Delivery Schedule
The successful consultant will complete all work on or before March 31, 2017.
7. Queries and Clarifications
For queries and clarifications regarding the RFP, please contact:
Sharon Nate, Education Department Manager Matawa First Nations Education 28 Cumberland Street N., 5th Floor Thunder Bay ON P7A 4K9 Telephone: 807-786-3300 Fax: 807-768-3301 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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