Box 700. 501 1st Street West Rosetown, SK S0L 2V0
Phone: 306-882-2677 / 1-866-375-2677(Toll-Free)
Fax: 306-882-3366
Email: info@sunwestsd.ca

April 28, 2017

Websites to View:

  1. Saskatchewan Down Syndrome Society Events


Documents to View:

a. Saskatchewan Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services conference – Deadline May 1, 2017

b.The Conservation Learning Centre’s School Program Tours

c. Continuing Care Assistant Dual Credit Course through DLC Online Information Session May 4, 2017

 

March 17, 2017

Websites to View:

  1. Canada 150 – Art Tree Project

For Your Information:

1. Following Their Voices (FTV) Website Launch

Following Their Voices (FTV) has launched a sector-developed website containing information on the Following Their Voices initiative, including: Learn About the Initiative, which includes information on what Following Their Voices is, how it was developed, who is involved and where it is being implemented. This section also includes a description of the FTV logo as developed by a focus group of Following Their Voices Elders; Stories About the Initiative, which includes current news and what participants are saying as Following Their Voices is implemented; Data and Reporting, which includes information on the Year 1 (2015-16) results of Following Their Voices implementation. Statistics on participation, including the number of participants and usage of the professional learning and development tools, is also provided; and Connect with Us, which allows viewers to gain more information on Following Their Voices, how their school/division/First Nation education organization can become involved or obtain additional information.

The Following Their Voices website can be accessed through this link: https://www.followingtheirvoices.ca/cms/#/home

Background: Following Their Voices is a job-embedded teacher professional learning and development initiative designed to improve First Nations, Métis and Inuit student outcomes. The initiative uses a train-the-trainer model.It focuses on enhancing relationships between students and teachers, creating structures and supports for teachers and school administrators to co-construct teaching and learning interactions with students, and creating safe, well-managed learning environments.

2. Learning Opportunity: Literary Sources database webinar

Literary Sources allows researchers, teachers and students to search a wealth of primary and secondary sources. The database, part of the Multitype Database Licensing Program (MDLP) collection, lets users cross-search and locate content from the Literature Resource Center, Twayne's Authors Series and Scribner Writers Online databases.

Researchers can access:

  • in-depth author biographies;
  • full-text critical essays;
  • reviews;
  • interviews; and,
  • author portraits.

This webinar will be presented by Provincial Library and Literacy Office staff over Adobe Connect on March 23, 2017 from 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Please register for this event at http://sils-sk.libsurveys.com/webinar.

3. Marking English Language Arts Departmental Examinations

Interested accredited and non-accredited English Language Arts 30 teachers are invited to submit applications to mark ELA A30 and ELA B30 departmental examinations. Applicants must have been teaching since the beginning of the term either ELA A30 or ELA B30. Marking is scheduled for July 4–7, 2017 in Regina. Please see Marking Departmental Examinations for the application form and remuneration information. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2017. For more information, contact Maxine Penner at 306-787-2534 or maxine.penner@gov.sk.ca.

4. Math Departmental Examination Item Validation Seminars

The Ministry of Education invites interested teachers to participate in Mathematics 30 departmental examination item validation. Item validation is the process of reviewing and approving departmental examination questions prior to their use on provincial departmental examinations. Participation in a two day seminar constitutes reaccreditation. Teachers do not need to be accredited to participate and are invited to apply in multiple courses. Teachers must have taught the course for which they are applying.

Dates and Location:

Date 

Subject 

Location 

April 20-21, 2017 

Pre-calculus 30 

Regina Centre Crossing
128-1621 Albert ST
REGINA, SK  

April 20-21, 2017 

Foundations of Mathematics 30 

April 20-21, 2017 

Workplace & Apprenticeship Mathematics 30 

The Ministry of Education will reimburse teachers at government rates for mileage, meals and accommodations where applicable. Teachers will also be eligible for an honorarium of $150.00 per day as per table 16, section 84 of The Education Regulations.

Interested teachers must register online prior to March 21, 2017. Selected applicants will be notified by March 28, 2017.

Contact: Kevin Tonita, 306-787-1097, kevin.tonita@gov.sk.ca.

5. Planet Protector Academy for Grades 3-6!
An innovative digital-led program that teaches students about energy and transportation and empowers them to lead change in their families!

Looking to integrate environmental education, collaboration and blended learning into your classroom... and still save on prep time? The Academy is a unique digital-led resource that trains students as ‘apprentice’ Planet Protectors and sends them home on superhero missions to change their families’ energy & transportation habits!

 Fully funded (FREE!) to teachers, the Academy helps you:

  • Save time with 6x1hr pre-planned lessons - no training required
  • Engage diverse learners through a fun arts-based and interdisciplinary approach
  • Meet curriculum outcomes for Grades 3-6 in Arts, Science, Language and Social Studies (curriculum links doc coming next month!)
  • Easily integrate tech into the classroom
  • Inspire students to collaborate and apply their learning to change the world!

Sign up for FREE @ http://planetprotectoracademy.com/in/saskatchewan/
Want to know more? Check out the two minute video for a quick overview!

6. SPDU Workshops
Educators can access more information or register on our website at https://www.stf.sk.ca/professional-resources/events-calendar

Social justice, inclusion and equity is a primary focus for the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation and as a result this workshop is being offered to STF members free of charge.

Aboriginal Awareness – April 6th (Saskatoon)

  • Facilitator: Cort Dogniez
  • This one-day workshop is designed to support educators who wish to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal knowledge and culture, and the implications of their work in the classroom. Participants will expand their world view by understanding how we are all treaty people and what is meant by that, examining the history of Aboriginal education and learning the protocols of working with Elders.
  • Registration fees: Complimentary for STF Members; Non-Members registration fees are $110 until March 22nd; $150 after March 23rd.
  • Audience: All Teachers, Administrators and Central Office leaders.

There are only approximately 15 spaces left. Register early to guarantee your spot!

 In addition to our current contact lists, we are attempting to begin contact lists in the areas of Physical EducationArts Education and French Language. If you would like to join any of our existing or new contact lists, please go to the SPDU Contact List Google Form and fill in your information. Everyone who is on our contact lists will have access to each list that they join to encourage and enhance communication within the education sector.

 If you are interested in hosting a contracted service or a provincial workshop in your community, please contact our unit at spdu@stf.sk.ca to find out more information.

 

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