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PARENT/GUARDIAN VOICES: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOICES: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOICES: EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

April 30, 2019

A McDowell Salon Series will take place in Regina on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at Arcola Community School (2315 Abbott Road). The conversation will include Krista McMillen (Educator and Lead Researcher), Alaina Harrison (Inclusion Saskatchewan), Tracy Kosteniuk (Parent), Jennifer Walter (Parent), Sarah West (Parent), and Trish Hastings (Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation).

Through a roundtable conversation, the team will be sharing results from their research project funded by the McDowell Foundation. The project, entitled Parent/Guardian Voices: Experiences and Perspectives of Parents of Children With Exceptionalities, focuses on the experiences of parents acting as advocates for inclusion within the education system for their students with exceptional needs.

The Salon Series is designed to provide research teams with an opportunity to share their research and to engage community stakeholders in ongoing conversations about next steps. The McDowell Foundation has provided close to $2 million in funding supporting more than 283 teacher-led research projects for the benefit of Saskatchewan students.

Muskrats and Fire Book Now Available

March 29, 2019

Now Available:

For Purchase or Download

To download a copy, click here.

Muskrats and Fire, written by Renée Carrière in collaboration with Charlebois Community School students in Cumberland House, provides a personal account of their journey to discover; where have all the muskrats gone?

 

The book weaves historical and present-day teachings shared by community Knowledge Keepers with the Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum. Stories centre around one Cree dialect and the cultural experiences of a specific community. It is not meant to encompass all Indigenous communities or cultural practices.

 

To purchase copies, contact
the McDowell Foundation at
306-373-1660/Toll free: 1-800-667-7762
mcdowell@stf.sk.ca

2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

December 21, 2017

The Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching Inc. Annual General Meeting was held December 1, 2017. The 2016-17 Annual Report was presented to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive.

In addition to receiving the report, the STF Executive, as the sole member of the Foundation, heard updates on the work of the Foundation and appointed Sean Lockwood, Jane Isinger and Callie Lewry to three-year terms on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Call for Research Grant Applications – Notice of Intent 2018-19 Funding

August 31, 2017

The McDowell Foundation is inviting PreK-12 teachers and other educators to submit a Notice of Intent to begin the grant application process for research projects funded in the 2018-19 school year. Foundation grants provide funding, guidance and release time to support recipients’ project goals and activities.

Prior research experience is not necessary. The Notice of Intent and overall application process assists applicants in developing a meaningful and achievable research project which supports professional development through reflective practice. Grants totaling $85,000 are available.

Applications to the Foundation require a three-step process:

  • Notice of Intent (due November 14, 2017).
  • Draft Grant Application (due January 29, 2018).
  • Final Grant Application (due April 23, 2018).

The Notice of Intent is the first step in the process.  Once the Foundation receives the Notice of Intent the staff can support applicants in developing a full research application.

Please contact the Foundation for more information or to receive printed copies of the Research Call for Notice of Intent document.

Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching 25th Anniversary Gala

February 7, 2017

The McDowell Foundation celebrated 25 years of supporting professionally led research on February 3, 2017.  McDowell Foundation donors, present and former researchers, board members and invited guests gathered to recognize the contribution the Foundation has made to the teaching profession and to research in Saskatchewan.

Dr. Jennifer Tupper spoke of her own experiences as a McDowell researcher as well as outlined the importance of teacher-led, locally based research within the province.  Dr. Tupper highlighted the range of research topics the Foundation has been able to support and applauded the Foundation as unique in Canada.

The Foundation also presented Harold Schultz with the McDowell Foundation Builder Award.  Harold has contributed to education in the province for over 60 years and was the first fundraiser and public relations person for the Foundation in 1991.  Harold spoke of the importance of the Foundation’s work as we look to the future in continuing to pursue a more socially just world.

The attached video highlights some of the Foundation’s work over the past 25 years.

Harold Schultz

Harold Schultz

Dr. Jennifer Tupper

Dr. Jennifer Tupper

2015-16 Annual Report

2015-16 Annual Report

December 2, 2016

The Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching Inc. Annual General Meeting was held December 2, 2016. The 2015-16 Annual Report was presented to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive.

In addition to receiving the report, the STF Executive, as the sole member of the Foundation, heard updates on the work of the Foundation and appointed Jade Bloor, Darren Bird and Tish Karpa to three-year terms on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.