Learning From Practice

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The Learning From Practice is an annual conference of the McDowell Foundation that ensures Foundation-funded researchers have the opportunity to share their project experiences and outcomes with their colleagues across the province.

Instead of having one keynote speak this year we will host a keynote panel. The panel will be comprised of Patricia Prowse, Jeff Perry, and Diana Jemieff-Hayes.

Patricia Prowse – Associate Director, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU)

Patricia is also a teacher by training and spent 35 years in the PreK-12 education sector where she was an elementary teacher, school-based leader, and superintendent of education. She was also one of two Student First Advisors appointed by the Ministry of Education in 2013 to lead a provincewide engagement process on how to improve the education system by putting students first. She met with students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and the broader education sector and understands the importance of locally based initiatives and the research that supports it. Patricia will be talking about the experience of engaging in consultations across the province and the importance of public involvement.

Jeff Perry

Jeff is the local association president for Regina Public and has provided significant leadership in the Re-Imagine initiative. Jeff has done both teacher and public consultations as well as several media appearances supporting the Re-Imagine project. Jeff will share his experience as a local leader.

Diana Jemieff-Hayes

In addition to being the current vice-president of the McDowell Foundation, Diana is a former McDowell researcher. Diana will be talking about the importance of community-based research within the education system and the role the McDowell Foundation can play to ensure ongoing reflection includes a public voice.

Additional Information/Helpful Reminders:

  • Dress is comfortable/casual. Consider layered clothing as heat and cooling conditions may vary.
  • A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • As a courtesy to colleagues who may have environmental sensitivities, we would ask all participants to assist the Federation in creating a scent-free environment for this event.

Parking: There is parking available across from the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation at the Calvary Church parking lot at 2810 Louise Street. There is also street parking available.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
STF Building, Eamer Auditorium
2317 Arlington Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7J 2H8
Registration Fees: 
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Includes GST, materials and lunch.

Please note that if you are a full-time student, researcher or conference presenter, the registration fee will be waived.

Please contact mcdowell@stf.sk.ca with your name and email address.

Refund Policy: A 50 percent fee will be charged if you withdraw from Learning From Practice less than 10 days prior to the date of the session.

Payment must accompany registration. The refund deadline for all workshops and events is 10 business days prior to the start date. Read more about registrations and refunds.

Please contact the Federation to register for this event.
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