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The Muskrat/Wuchusk Project: The Practices

Renee Carriere
Bonnie Werner

This project builds on a recently completed project and continues to examine how to connect curriculum content and Ministry outcomes with Indigenous science and ways of knowing in secondary science courses.  The study integrates local community knowledge, scientific data collection and Indigenous and Western ways of knowing in ways that engage students in meaningful, outdoor…

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The Journey to Reclamation Through Oral Tradition

Dianne Peekeekoot
Charlotte Campbell
Shaun Sasakamoose
Loretta Ballantyne
Irene Dumais

This project follows up on a completed project and examines the impact on students of incorporating Elders into grades 7-9 Cree classes.  The Elders will share stories in Cree to support both language and cultural fluency.  Including Elders in the classroom will allow students to interact with both their peers and adults in traditional ways…

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Catholic Schools Teachers Enacting Papal Encyclical Laudato si’ (Praise Be To You-On Care For Our Common Home)

Mel Sysing
Dustin Kasun
Dr. Richard Manning
Dr. Brad Harasymchuk

This project draws on both Indigenous knowledge and Catholic doctrine to disrupt settler/colonialist education. The project draws on anti-racist and anti-oppressive education to strengthen understandings of critical pedagogy and provide opportunities for social justice-based action research.

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High School Teachers Working Towards Reconciliation: Examining the Teaching and Learning of Residential Schools

Dr. Tana Mitchell
Dr. Jennifer Tupper

Responding to the Call for Action in the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) report, this project will explore how teachers integrate and teach about residential schools, how students make sense of themselves as Canadians as they learn about the history and legacy of residential schools and how classrooms can become a space for reconciliation.

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Teachers Leading Teachers: The Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit's Facilitator Community

Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson

The Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit (SPDU) facilitator’s community consists of educators from across the province who work with staff to plan and deliver a wide range of exciting and innovative professional growth opportunities. This project will explore the impact of the SPDU facilitator’s community on the teaching profession and on how professional development is offered…

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Time, Pace, Place: Using Flexible Design and Delivery to Support Learners

Ramona Stillar
Frazer Donahue
Cheryl Dunits
Jean Fauchon
Shalen Fox
Carlo Hansen

This collaborative inquiry will explore how adjusting space, time or place of learning can support students in acquiring high school credits. The project will use distance learning along with face-to-face teaching to adjust for time, space and place.

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Using Video Analysis as Formative Assessment in the Physical Education Classroom

Russell Munkler
Cole Wilson

This study seeks to understand how the use of tablets to record and analyze videos of student performance can overcome some of these difficulties. IPads will be used to record student performance.  These videos can immediately be used to analyze the performance and give students visual cues as well as auditory cues to improve their…

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Exploring a Collaborative Unit Review Strategy as an Ecological Approach to Consultation

Tammy Ferguson

The overall purpose of the research is to explore a collaborative ecological approach to the intervention implementation stage of consultation between a psychologist working in schools and a classroom teacher. By exploring a collaborative unit plan review as a strategy for implementing an ecological approach model of consultation within schools, collaboration can be encouraged.

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A Closer Look at Visual Literacy, Year Two: High School Teacher Experiences On How Visual Literacy Impacts Learning

Lois Keller
Jacqueline Helman
Karon Guttormson

This project builds on the inquiry of a completed action research project by refining the original investigation: How does increasing visual literacy instruction within secondary classrooms increase engagement in learning? This project addresses the gap in digital and visual literacy skills expected for students in grades 9-12 in content areas and beyond school contexts but…

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Their Voices: What High School Students are Saying About School-Related Anxiety

Jenn de Lugt
Jenn Wiens

The purpose of this study is to further our understanding of anxiety as experienced by Grade 10 students in one high school in a mid-sized city in southern Saskatchewan. Through this initial study a better understanding is sought of the types of anxieties experienced by high school students, how it affects them, how they cope…

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