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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Even for the more-seasoned folks in the room, the range of topics discussed at the Presidents’ Forum can seem rather overwhelming and sometimes trying to connect the dots becomes challenging.
So imagine what it’s like for a third-year teacher who is attending her first such event. That’s the position Freya Knafelc of Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools found herself in recently.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Last week the provincial government announced that education would be the newest testing ground for “social impact bonds.”
Under this experiment, the Mosaic Company Foundation pays $1 million over five years to support 88 students at Mother Teresa Middle School in Regina. If 82 percent of these students graduate on time, the Government of Saskatchewan will pay Mosaic back all of its money plus interest. If the graduation rate is below 75 percent, no repayment is made.