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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The past month or so has been a whirlwind for Belinda Daniels since she was informed that she was the only Canadian educator among 8,000 applicants worldwide to make it to the next round of the Global Teacher Prize, sponsored by the non-profit Varkey Foundation.

If that’s not heady enough for one to contemplate, much of the widespread media coverage has focused on the possibility of her making it to the next round with the ultimate winner to be awarded a cool $1 million US award, in what has been commonly dubbed as the Nobel Prize of teaching.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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The consensus among those who participated in the project is that it was life changing, and yet ironically, the most recent winner of the McDowell Foundation Award came about almost by accident.

Charlotte Campbell, who was vice-principal at Ahtahkakoop School , recalled at the recent Learning From Practice session how approximately three years ago she just happened to see a colourful piece of paper in the staff room that caught her eye. It was pertaining to the possibility of applying for research funding via the McDowell Foundation.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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Fittingly, as Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Gwen Dueck and President Patrick Maze sat down to contemplate the past half year, while also looking ahead, it was Dueck who offered that the STF is currently in a reflective stage as an organization, while simultaneously suggesting there are some interesting opportunities on the horizon for the coming year.

As she looked back on this time last year, Dueck suggested there is a different tone within the Federation, which has been the catalyst for there now being time to be a little more reflective.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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It might have taken a while, and even a second career, but there was no doubting Dr. Janet Mort’s passion and conviction that as a ubiquitous 70 year old, the British Columbia-based researcher and author is certain she has it right when it comes to literacy and the youngest students in the school system.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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Against the backdrop of Education Minister Don Morgan declaring a day to profile financial literacy, it was fitting that Jane Rooney, Canada’s first financial literacy leader, would be addressing the Saskatchewan School Boards Association’s annual fall general assembly.

Appointed in 2014, Rooney works to co-ordinate financial literacy initiatives across the country and is particularly keen on it becoming more prevalent in school curriculums in the future.

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