Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gord Wyant recently announced the members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, a group of 12 high school students committed to improving their communities and empowering other young people in the province.
As members of the 2019-20 provincial Youth Council, students will have the opportunity to address meaningful issues directly with the Minister of Education and other government members, while also providing guidance on how to better engage students.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Saskatchewan was sitting at the table with some rather select company while attending the recent Atlantic Rim Collaboratory summit held in Wales.
The ARC’s vision is to establish a global group of educational systems prioritizing democracy and human rights for all students with high-quality, professionally run systems. While still in its relative infancy, the members include primarily countries from northern Europe as well as Uruguay, with Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia as the provincial participants from Canada.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
As members of the provincial facilitator community gathered, they were wrestling with the unique challenges that exist when dealing with adult learners.
The consensus after the daylong event was that the opportunity to share strategies with colleagues was invaluable in expanding their repertoire and understanding.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Instructional leadership is a ubiquitous term. There are no end to the number of books, journal articles, websites and blogs dedicated to this topic, each underscoring the critical importance of the instructional leader’s role and offering tips and hints for today’s busy school principals. Easier said than done I suspect.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Regina Catholic Schools and local artists recently worked together to provide diverse dance and music programming to kindergarten students at St. Kateri Tekakwitha School.
The school has a large number of English as an additional language students. “Self-expression through dance and music transfers to their vocabulary development,” Regina Catholic School Arts Education Consultant Sophia Yannitsos observed. “Students learned literacy outcomes, but instead of doing it through books, they did this through kinesthetic awareness and music.”