Wednesday, January 29, 2020
On behalf of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, I would like to bring greetings to all educators, both active and retired, across the province. With the start of a new decade, 2020, we are all going to be in for perfect vision. While I am sure that many humorous correlations will be made to 2020, an attainable vision is just what we need to ensure that there is a high priority placed on education along with many other issues facing Canadians.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Two of the inescapable buzzwords in any discussion pertaining to public education in today’s landscape are inclusion and diversity.
Both will be front and centre at this year’s Learning From Practice conference scheduled for Friday, January 31 in Saskatoon.
Chris Scribe, the director of the Indian Teachers Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, will be the keynote speaker (9 a.m.) and he has plenty to share, including the Red Talks – a series of podcasts he has co-created.
Monday, January 27, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan officially opened the new nisto ihtāwina Early Years Family Resource Centre in La Ronge.
“Family resource centres are a practical way of offering support to families during their children’s crucial early years of development and growth,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gord Wyant said in a prepared news release as the first of seven planned facilities to be built throughout the province opened its doors.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
My relationship with social media has focused mostly on my professional life and has been a positive experience. I have had an interest in using technology to improve my understanding of all facets of education. For a long time I felt a little bit of an island unto myself. But as time moved on, so did access to improved technology and more teachers were ready and willing to “dip their foot in the ocean.” I was fortunate to serve as a technology coach and consultant in my division in the mid-2000s.
During my time in this position, I was able to initiate and engage in many technology-based educational lessons. This was a great experience, but it was still mostly in isolation and my ability to share and learn from others in a larger scale was limited.
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is disappointed that after four days in conciliation, there has been no progress on the issues of student need, the loss of spending power experienced by teachers or the important role of substitute teachers.