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02/09/17

Hour of code

The Hour of Code is an initiative that has been promoted around the world to get more people to experience, understand and play with code. In 2016, Hour of Code events took place around the world the week of December… +Read More
Bearhead
02/07/17

Learning From Practice and 25th Anniversary Gala

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. This year’s conference was on February 3 and featured… +Read More
02/07/17

The instructional leader key as curriculum leader

In his most recent book, Leadership for Teacher Learning, Dylan Wiliam asserts that the key to improving education is to improve the quality of instructional practice. Further, he argues that a primary function of school leaders is to “improve the… +Read More
mcdowell presidents day
01/19/17

McDowell Foundation plans to celebrate 25 years of supporting teacher research

In 1991, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation created the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching Inc. This charitable foundation was created to provide support for research that would directly impact teaching and learning in the province. This year marks… +Read More
wp bates
01/17/17

Students gain greater learning insight of residential schools

Although initially there was understandably a sense of palpable nervousness among the young students at W.P. Bate Community School, by the end they had found their collective voice. Upon conclusion there was no mistaking the raucous reaction of those in… +Read More
12/20/16

Survey reveals self-harm, unwanted sexual activity rates among Sask. teens

A health survey of about 9,000 students across Saskatchewan was born out of a sense of frustration that too often the province leads the nation in negative health statistics. “Every time a national project or national work would be done… +Read More
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