Tuesday, December 27, 2016
For over 50 years, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation has been sending Canadian teachers overseas to African and Caribbean countries to deliver professional development workshops for teachers to strengthen public education. Thanks to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, I had the opportunity to participate in Project Overseas this
Friday, December 23, 2016
Saskatchewan’s public libraries are increasing support for library patrons experiencing print disabilities.
“This provides opportunities to appreciate the contributions the province’s more than 1,200 libraries make to the cultural, economic, educational and recreational development of Saskatchewan people,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan said.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Since the whole maelstrom that came about regarding the Ministry of Education’s directive in 2013 that mandated all students in the province receive a minimum of 950 hours of instructional time each school year, the issue has been omnipresent.
It has proven to be not only divisive and frustrating, but also in the eyes of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, for example, there has been an ongoing effort to separate teacher intensification and the Task Force on Teacher Time.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Regina Catholic Schools has received the 2016 Premier’s Board of Education Award for its Innovation and Empowerment: Continuous Action Planning Outcomes
for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Education.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association co-ordinates the Premier’s Award each year.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Through the Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning Project, teachers are currently evaluating resources for various curricula. In addition to the curricula listed on the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation website, www.stf.sk.ca, we anticipate starting later this year in the newly added areas of K-9 Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (in French and English); Français 3-9 (Immersion); Français langue première 6-9 (Fransaskois); Éducation physique 1-2 (Fransaskois); Études catholiques 9, 10, 20, 30; and Éducation artistique 1-9 (Fransaskois).