Thursday, November 3, 2016
Let’s just clear this up right from the start – this isn’t meant to be some sort of essay about how I spent my summer months since that would be self-indulgent and arguably perhaps boring to those who might spend a few minutes perusing this space.
Rather, it is my intention to share just a few moments of observation culled from the myriad of professional growth opportunities offered for teachers here at the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation building.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
As part of the celebrations marking International Literacy Day across the province recently, Education Minister Don Morgan visited W.F. Ready School in Regina.
“Strong literacy skills foster lifelong learning and play an important role in the quality of life in our province,” Morgan said. “In order to reach the targets in the Plan for Growth, including increased graduation rates, we must remain committed to improving literacy rates.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
One of the provincial government’s primary strategies for delving into the area of improving graduation rates for First Nations and Métis students by 2020 has been the Following Their Voices campaign that has included ongoing discussions held throughout the province.
Intended to follow up the earlier Student First consultations, cultural sensitivity and honouring Aboriginal knowledge has been one of the cornerstones.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
As the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit continues to grow with the addition of Connie Molnar and Linda Aspen-Baxter as the latest associate directors to join the fold, the way SPDU Director Terry Johanson sees it, “we have expertise in
all areas from PreK-12 and across the subject areas. It’s like as a team we have the whole buffet.”
Friday, October 14, 2016
As anyone who lives in Saskatchewan can appreciate, this is a vast province in every direction.
Ideally, at the Saskatchewan Bulletin we try to include content from throughout Saskatchewan, but it is unfortunately not always manageable and so not for the first time we are asking for members of the teaching profession to help out.