Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Even though home economics has long been a standard elective for high school students dating back to the turn of the century, the evolution in recent years has been considerable.
At the University of Manitoba, for example, home economics is now known as human ecology. Closer to home, one only had to scan the list of sessions offered at the 48th Annual Saskatchewan Home Economics Teachers’ Association and Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists Conference.
Monday, November 21, 2016
The number of Grade 3 students reading at grade level continues to rise, thanks to the collaborative work between the education sector and the Ministry of Education. School division data from 2016 shows that 74 percent of students are reading at grade level compared to 65 percent in 2013.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
WHITECAP DAKOTA FIRST NATION–Another key part of the puzzle was celebrated recently when the $2 million state-of-the-art early learning centre was officially opened here in addition to the $2.8 million upgrades to the nearby Charles Red Hawk Elementary School, recently renamed in honour of Whitecap’s first Dakota teacher.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
As the culmination of the ambitious two-day Creating Learning Cultures Conference, it was the turn of the newly expanded Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit to put the finishing touches on proceedings in their combined closing session of weaving the strands.
After a myriad of sessions led by both keynote speakers and members of the provincial facilitators’ team, those in the audience were reminded of not only the pivotal role teachers play in students’ lives, but also in fact how, upon reflection, the dreams and aspirations of the two are not dissimilar.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
One need only read the articles in this publication, scan ThisIsTheClassroom.ca or tune in to any variety of media to see the countless ways that educators are innovators in their classrooms and schools. Their purpose is to improve learning for the students they teach by finding ways to engage them, build their critical and creative thinking abilities and foster innovative mindsets.