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Friday, December 22, 2017
Sask Bulletin

Curriculum has been in the news lately and the other day, when having a conversation about curriculum, a colleague interjected with a thoughtful query, “I wonder if we are all working from the same definition of curriculum.” As it turns out, some of us believed curriculum to be content or the “what” of classroom practice as opposed to the “how” (instruction). Others held a broader interpretation in that curriculum referred to the integration of programs and instruction, which are connected to the needs of the students, the community and society. Although both views are grounded in research, the latter understanding will frame the discussion below.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Sask Bulletin

In 2007, K-12 treaty education became mandatory in Saskatchewan with goals centred on the relationships, spirit and intent, historical context, and promises and provisions of the treaties. In 2015, several of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action for the education system were about the importance of making available age-appropriate curricula and learning resources on residential schools, treaties and the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada. 

Due to the creativity of writers, publishers and educators, increasing numbers of exciting learning resources on these crucial topics are becoming available.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Sask Bulletin

During the 2016-17 school year, Lisa Lambert, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education (Curriculum Development and Consultation), consulted with teachers and stakeholders regarding the continuing renewal of Saskatchewan curricula. As a result of her consultation, the Ministry of Education restarted curriculum renewal processes for secondary social sciences, secondary arts education, Physical Education 20/30, and secondary practical and applied arts beginning in the fall of 2017.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Sask Bulletin

Presenter Carol Campbell urged teachers to look after themselves.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Sask Bulletin

Bonnie Mihalicz has been an educator throughout most of her life. 

Her first formal teaching experience began at the age of 11 when she provided piano lessons for two neighbouring children. She continued teaching piano through high school and university as she advanced in her musical studies, obtaining an associate diploma in piano pedagogy from Royal Conservatory of Toronto in 1978. 

Later, as a young mother, Mihalicz took up teaching piano again. While maintaining a piano studio, she continued to refine her teaching philosophy and pedagogy through advanced studies in Suzuki piano. 

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