News

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze said the end of June is a time to celebrate accomplishments, plan for the future and honour those who are concluding a lifelong career in teaching. However, Maze said it should also be a time for talking about the new dollars needed to cope with increasing enrolment.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Article

Evan Cole shows the Mother's Day card he created as part of the Makerspace project at this year’s Saskatchewan IT Summit.

Spend a few minutes with Evan Cole and his enthusiasm is readily evident, if not contagious.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Article

These days it has been well-documented how resources can be difficult to come by in the public education sector.

Other than the fact that they feed off each other’s enthusiasm while also having the opportunity to try out their latest creations, how come this group of science teachers working to develop new curriculum for robotics are downright giddy?

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Monday, June 25, 2018
Instructional Leadership

How best to describe the leadership life of a teaching principal in rural Saskatchewan today? Given the number and diversity of rural communities across Saskatchewan, metaphors range from hero to workhorse, to street entertainer to fully charged batteries! And according to recent research out of the University of Saskatchewan, each of these aptly describes the unique and complex role of a large percentage of principals in western Canada’s rural and remote schools (Wallin & Newton, 2014; 2013).

Principals, as the recognized formal leader of the school, provide a vital link between the school and community. Across Canada, rural principals often have a deep “personal-historical link to the school community” (Foster & Goddard, 2003), a fact that contributes to their sense of ownership and/or responsibility as a local leader.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

SASKATOON – The McDowell Foundation Board of Directors has approved more than $88,000 in education research funding. The money will support seven new teacher-led projects for the upcoming school year.

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