News

Monday, February 17, 2020
Sask Bulletin Article

Linda Aspen-Baxter and Lindsay Shaw are not only colleagues as associate directors with Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Professional Learning (formerly the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit), they also share a deep passion for all things curriculum-related.

Approximately a year ago, they began discussing the idea of supporting teachers in terms of taking a deep dive into understanding and connecting to the front and back matter of renewed curricula.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Sask Bulletin Article

The Canadian Light Source has partnered with the Mistik Askîwin Dendrochronology Laboratory in launching a brand new initiative that creates opportunities for Grade 8 students across the country to be directly involved in a national research project to unearth the secrets of trees in their respective communities.

The project is called the Trans-Canadian Research and Environmental Education program or TREE and by using the readily available trembling Aspen trees, the aim is to learn more about the environment by studying the tree rings.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Conciliation Board Chair Arne Peltz confirmed that the bargaining process is at an impasse, and that there has been no agreement on the issues under consideration. The report contains non-binding recommendations as a means to advance the process and underscores the importance of addressing these matters in a timely fashion. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Sask Bulletin Article

Since it became a reality four years ago, the Health & Sciences Academy at Bishop James Mahoney High School in Saskatoon continues to enjoy success with 160 students enrolled in this groundbreaking venture.

As the head of the Academy, Andrea Regier has been vigilant in the establishment and expansion of joint partnerships. That was readily evident from the recent signing of the memorandums of understanding at the school by representatives from the College of Arts & Science at the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s School of Health Sciences. This will give students a head start on their post-secondary aspirations by offering post-secondary courses as part of the program.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Sask Bulletin Article

Chris Scribe reminded those attending the Learning From Practice conference that most important of all is “I’m an Indian first.”

That set the tone for his keynote presentation as he shared a rich array of stories and observations with a riveted audience of teacher researchers from throughout the province.

Scribe, who is the director of the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, challenged the educators in the room to thinking differently in the future, especially in terms of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing in their teachings.

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