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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Strictly speaking it’s not like it is the first time the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has had a strategic plan.

However, as STF Executive Director Gwen Dueck shared with local association leaders at Presidents’ Forum, the extensively revamped and bolstered Strategic Plan 2015-20 marks the first time in the history of the Federation that there is a fusion of the organization’s mission, vision and values.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Between January and May 2015, teachers in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program at Bishop Filevich School in Saskatoon participated in and completed a 30-plus hour course in second language teaching methodology.

The course was modeled on a former College of Education, University of Saskatchewan offering – EdCurr365.3 Methods of Teaching Ukrainian. It examined principles, approaches to and methods of second language instruction and evaluation in the context of Ukrainian language programming in a partial-immersion setting.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Sometimes repackaging can do wonders and that’s particularly true if there are a few shiny new wrinkles added in for good measure.

Take the recent Presidents’ Forum for example. Although much of what transpired during the day was ostensibly similar to previously, there was a palpable sense of approval from the participants who had been calling for this slightly altered format in terms of having more collective input at what had previously been known as Presidents’ Day.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

Approximately six months ago he was the Deputy Minister of Education in the province. Now he sits in his office as president and chief executive officer of the Saskatoon Health Region with all the challenges that entails.

Yet anyone who had a chance to get to know Dan Florizone previously can’t help but be struck by how little he has changed and how many parallels he can draw between the two positions.

There remains this beautiful way in which at first you might think he talks in riddles, but yet without much reflection there is undeniable saliency to what he says.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Sask Bulletin Article

For Brandon Needham and Dr. Michael Cottrell, the introduction of treaty catalyst teachers into Saskatchewan classrooms in 2008 initiated a research project aimed at exploring how treaty education was addressed in both public and band schools in the province. With the support of the McDowell Foundation, a research project spanning two teaching years explored what Needham describes as the central question: Could treaty education lend itself to awareness of injustice, colonization and barriers to education in the province?

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