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CULTURE-BASED SCHOOL MATHEMATICS FOR RECONCILIATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE-BASED SCHOOL MATHEMATICS FOR RECONCILIATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE-BASED SCHOOL MATHEMATICS FOR RECONCILIATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

October 17, 2019

A McDowell Salon Series will take place in Saskatoon on Saturday, November 2 at 11:40 a.m. at Circle Drive Alliance Church (3035 Preston Avenue South). The conversation will include:

  • Sharon Meyers (Educator, First Nations and Métis Education Consultant and Lead Researcher).
  • Glen Aikenhead (Curriculum Studies, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan).
  • Ruth Beatty (Undergraduate studies in education, Lakehead University).
  • Christina Ruddy (Knowledge Keeper, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation).

Through a roundtable conversation, the participants will be exploring ideas developed through a research project entitled Culture-Based School Mathematics for Reconciliation and Professional Development that was funded by the McDowell Foundation. The conversation will focus on three key areas:

  • The importance of including Indigenous and Western ways of knowing on mathematics curriculum.
  • The need to unlearn ideas in order to create space for learning.
  • The importance of collaboration and support in professional development.

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 300 teacher-led research projects for the benefit of Saskatchewan students.

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.

DREAMING BIGGER: PERSONALIZING PACE, PLACE & TIME

October 23, 2018

A McDowell Salon Series will take place in North Battleford on Wednesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at John Paul II Collegiate (1491 97th Street). The conversation will include Lindell Gateley (ELA teacher), Jean Fauchon (Student Services teacher), Carlo Hansen (principal), Ashaun Pusey (graduate) and Ian Krips (Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation).

Through a roundtable discussion, the team will be sharing results from their research project funded by the McDowell Foundation. The project, entitled Time, Pace, Place: Using Flexible Design and Delivery to Support Learners, focuses on how adjusting space, time or place of learning can support students in acquiring high school credits. This presentation will move beyond the research project to share the experiences of teachers and students with flexible learning.

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.

 

 

Around the Campfire: Stories of miyo-pimātsiwin (the good life)

Around the Campfire: Stories of miyo-pimātsiwin (the good life)

April 4, 2018

The second McDowell Salon Series will take place in Prince Albert on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at Par Place (located on Highway 3 just west of the city). The conversation will include: Elder Wilma Felix-Schreder, Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation; Renée Carrière, Teacher, Charlebois Community School in Cumberland House; Leda Corrigal, Consultant, Northern Lights School Division; and Pauline McKay, Provincial Facilitator and Aboriginal Liaison for Following Their Voices.

Through a roundtable discussion, Carrière will be sharing results from her research project, funded by the McDowell Foundation. The project, entitled The Muskrat/Wuchusk Project, focuses on how to connect curriculum content and Ministry outcomes with Indigenous science and ways of knowing in secondary science courses. Carrière’s study integrates local community knowledge, scientific data collection, and Indigenous and Western ways of knowing in ways that engage students in meaningful, land-based education.

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 for a total of more than 283 teacher-led research projects for the benefit of Saskatchewan students.

McDowell Research Salon Series

McDowell Research Salon Series

January 29, 2018

The Salon Series is designed to provide research teams with an additional way to disseminate their research.  The salons or round table discussions will take place in communities across Saskatchewan and offer research teams the opportunity to partner up with other local stakeholders to both share their research findings and explore next steps or implementation strategies.

McDowell Salon Series Conversations: Exploring School-Related Anxiety Among High School Students

November 2, 2017

“There really aren’t times that I don’t experience anxiety. For me personally, it’s a constant issue when I’m at school.” -Student participant

“I experience anxiety at school on a daily basis I would say . . . There’s almost always this knot I feel in my stomach when I’m at school.” -Student participant

For researchers Dr. Jennifer de Lugt and Jennifer Chan, the need to provide high school students a voice in relation to school-related anxiety compelled them to develop their research project. Funded by the McDowell Foundation, the purpose of the project was to further the understanding of school-related anxiety as well as how these anxieties can be mitigated.

The project took place in the community of Moose Jaw and included both confidential journal entries and focus groups aimed at getting students to share not only their experience with school-related anxiety, but how their teachers could help.

For de Lugt and Chan, the importance of talking with students about school-related anxiety and providing the student a space to talk openly was an important starting point in supporting youth mental health.