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Learning from Practice 2019

November 29, 2018

Learning From Practice has been scheduled for February 1, 2019 at the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation building in Saskatoon. In thinking about our theme this year and the projects that will be present, we will build on the conversations that will be occurring in the province about the role of publicly funded education (Re-Imagine and the Summit on Education) and explore the importance of locally based research in building community.

Instead of having one keynote speak this year we will host a keynote panel. The panel will be comprised of Patricia Prowse, Jeff Perry, and Diana Jemieff-Hayes.

Patricia Prowse – Associate Director, Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit (SELU)

  • Patricia is also a teacher by training and spent 35 years in the PreK-12 education sector where she was an elementary teacher, school-based leader, and superintendent of education. She was also one of two Student First Advisors appointed by the Ministry of Education in 2013 to lead a provincewide engagement process on how to improve the education system by putting students first. She met with students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and the broader education sector and understands the importance of locally based initiatives and the research that supports it. Patricia will be talking about the experience of engaging in consultations across the province and the importance of public involvement.

Jeff Perry

  • Jeff is the local association president for Regina Public and has provided significant leadership in the Re-Imagine initiative. Jeff has done both teacher and public consultations as well as several media appearances supporting the Re-Imagine project. Jeff will share his experience as a local leader.

Diana Jemieff-Hayes

  • In addition to being the current vice-president of the McDowell Foundation, Diana is a former McDowell researcher. Diana will be talking about the importance of community-based research within the education system and the role the McDowell Foundation can play to ensure ongoing reflection includes a public voice.

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