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Research Completed Projects

Creating Opportunities for Using Family Funds of Knowledge to Support Literacy Skills

Callie Lewry
Sharla Currie

The overall purpose of the research is to explore ways to engage families in using and sharing their family funds of knowledge to increase literacy skills in early childhood. A community kitchen approach is used in a community school experiencing limited parental involvement to draw families together to learn from and support each other and…

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To Thrive and Flourish: Supporting Beginning Teachers Through an Induction-by-Mentoring Approach in Rural Saskatchewan

Lynn Lemisko
Carol Demchuk-Kosolofski
Laurie Hellsten

The purpose of this study is to build on a completed project which examined the efficacy of an induction-by-mentoring model to support beginning teachers in a rural school division. More specifically, this study will deepen understandings by expanding the investigation to include examination of the implementation of an induction-by-mentorship approach in a primarily rural, geographically…

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Exploring Student’s relationships to treaty through the Treaty4Project

Naomi Sara Fortier-Frecon
Leia Laing

Treaty 4: The next generation project (also known as Treaty4Project) is an educative project that allows students to explore the idea of treaty citizenship in order to understand the role of their generation in Treaty 4 territory (Saskatchewan) today and in the future.  The project brought together an Elder, a Cree/Metis artist, university professors, activists,…

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Instructional Leaders Supporting Implementation of Effective Literacy Instruction

Jennifer Dorval
Dawn Paylor
Anita Dolan
Susan Plant
Cheryl Treptow
Kristin Becotte

This project explores how a literacy team can provide effective and meaningful professional development and support in early literacy in a geographically broad area with diverse needs. The purpose of the study is to explore the most effective methods to impact teacher knowledge of research-based literacy strategic and instrumental practice to impact grades 1-3 student…

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Using an Inquiry-Based Approach in Early Childhood French Immersion

Paula Fortier
Marielle Hamon

This research explores integrating inquiry-based learning into the primary level (kindergarten and Grade 1) French immersion classroom. The researchers describe the success and challenges of working towards an emergent curriculum in an immersion classroom.  The researchers found that teachers needed both time to work collaboratively and supports to confidently explore inquiry-based learning.

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Using Traditional Aboriginal Teachings and the Leader in Me (7 Habits) Concept to Improve Communication and Technology Skills in the Nehiyawewin Cree Language and Culture Program

Norine Tourangeau
Sheila Kennedy
Lesley Walters

How can we incorporate technology as a way to improve students’ communication skills in a Cree classroom using Traditional Aboriginal Teachings and the Leader in Me concept? This study will include Aboriginal pedagogy such as the sharing circle and interviews to collect data from Elders, traditional knowledge keepers, community resource members, parents, students and teachers….

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