Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning

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Teachers Required for Resources Evaluation

Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning is a resources evaluation project, contracted by the Ministry of Education to the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit and the Stewart Resources Centre of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. The goal of the project is to engage teachers in the evaluation of learning resources for use in Saskatchewan classrooms. Your participation in this project will support teacher colleagues across the province by providing recommendations of resources in real and virtual formats, vetted by teachers, to support Saskatchewan’s diverse learners.

Members are required to evaluate resources for renewed curricula. All terms are for one year upon appointment with the potential for renewal of an additional term. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with their employer.

Apply to be a member of one of the resources evaluations groups.

Curricular Areas Included in the Resources Evaluation Project

Evaluations are underway or will begin at a later date this year for the following curricula in English and French:

English Language Curricula

French Language Curricula

  • * K-12 Treaty Education and integration of First Nations and Métis content and perspectives
  • * English Language Arts 10, 20, 30
  • Science 10
  • Computer Science 20, 30
  • Environmental Science 20
  • Health Science 20
  • Physical Science 20
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Earth Science 30
  • Physics 30
  • Catholic Studies 9, 10, 20, 30
  • Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (Health Education K-9)
  • Physical Education 20, 30
  • Vocal Jazz 10, 20, 30
  • M-2 Programme d’études interdisciplinaire (Immersion)
  • M-12 Étude des traités et intégration du contenu et des perspectives des Premières Nations et des Métis
  • Français langue première 1-9 (Fransaskois)
  • Sciences 1-5 (1-5 Fransaskois, 3-5 Immersion)
  • Sciences 6-9 (Fransaskois & Immersion)
  • Sciences 10
  • Sciences de la santé 20
  • Sciences de l’environnement 20
  • Sciences physiques 20
  • Biologie 30
  • Chimie 30
  • Physique 30
  • Sciences de la Terre 30
  • Sciences humaines 6-9 (Fransaskois)
  • Éducation artistique 3-5 (Immersion)
  • Éducation physique 3-9
  • Informatique 20, 30
  • Bienêtre 3-9 (Immersion)
  • Mieux-être 10
  • Éducation artistique 6-9 (Immersion)
  • Français en immersion 3-5
  • L'Abus sexuel et l'exploitation (en Bienêtre M-9)
  • Français en immersion 6-9
  • Éducation artistique 1-9 (Fransaskois)
  • Études catholiques 9, 10, 20, 30
  • Éducation physique 1, 2 (Fransaskois)
  • Éducation physique 20, 30

* For some curricula, no additional evaluators are required. 

As more curricula are included in the resources evaluation project, this page will be updated.

 

Evaluator Qualifications, Responsibilities and Other Terms

Qualifications of teacher-evaluators

  • Teachers, teacher-librarians, learning leaders or consultants who are directly working with Saskatchewan students.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the identified area.
  • Preferably experienced in using a variety of media formats and comfortable working in an online environment.

Responsibilities of teachers

  • Evaluate and field-test resources in the classroom, when possible, which may include novels, anthologies, non-fiction, video, print and digital media, over the course of the term.
  • Collaborate in person and online with other teachers to make resources recommendations.
  • Complete an online evaluation of the learning resources, noting relevant comments, cautions and specific curricular outcomes, themes and connections.
  • Write a brief description (two or three sentences suitable for peer use) of recommended learning resources.
  • Provide feedback to the learning resources consultant about the resources evaluation process, and assist in the development of the platform for engaging teachers and sharing recommended resources lists.

Other Terms of the Evaluation Project

Teachers will meet for a one-day professional learning session at the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation in Saskatoon to deepen their understanding of criteria for resources evaluation and to collaborate on resources recommendations. Teachers will continue the collaboration using the provincial Blackboard learning community platform. An additional web-based or face-to-face session may be held at a later date, if identified as a need by participants or the consultant, in a format or location(s) suitable to the participants.

If required, travel, meals and accommodation will be reimbursed (actual expenses) by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and school divisions may invoice the Federation for substitute teacher costs.

To thank its evaluators, the Federation will provide an honorarium to participating teachers who give of their expertise and time on behalf of the profession. This honorarium is a thank you, not a payment for services, and is roughly determined by the type and size of the resource and time it takes to review. At the end of the evaluation process, teachers may be provided with samples of some of the recommended resources.

Conflict of interest: Applicants must disclose if they have performed any work, or have an immediate family member who has worked, for any publisher, producer, distributor or supplier of educational learning resources in the five-year period prior to this application. Note: A disclosure of such work does not necessarily constitute a conflict of interest, but is being provided in the event of any future question or concern.