Education Week provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all Saskatchewan students and the dedication of education professionals around the province both this week and throughout the year.
This year’s theme, connecting and learning in new ways, recognizes the strength and leadership schools have shown as they quickly adapted and worked together to continue to connect during this unprecedented year.
Education Week highlights the important role that schools play in communities across Saskatchewan and in providing students with the support they need to succeed and to belong.
We want to celebrate the extraordinary work of our school educators, staff and volunteers, our students and their families, Elders and education leaders. The innovation and comradery shown throughout the education community is something of which we can all be proud.
Sun West has a number of exciting activities planned and resources available to help students, staff and communities celebrate Education Week.
Sun West is hosting a number of fun and educational Lunch and Learns that are great for everyone!
Saskatchewan Park Resources with Allyssa Danchak
12:15 - 12-45 pm, Monday, November 23
Join Allyssa Danchak, Manager of Public Programming at Saskatchewan Provincial Parks for a discussion about SaskParks’ education programming. Discussion will include an overview of virtual teacher resources and how SaskParks continues to encourage learning in the outdoor classroom, and support Saskatchewan teachers throughout the pandemic.
CommonLit with Rob Fleischer
12:15 - 12-45 pm, Tuesday, November 24
Come pop in for a quick session and Rob Fleisher will introduce you to CommonLit and the many features we have to support remote learning.
You will learn how to create an account, navigate our library of lessons, create a class and add students and co-teachers to your class, assign a lesson digitally, grade a lesson, and analyze data. You will also see CommonLit from a student’s perspective and learn how to use our various digital tools.
Throughout the webinar, we will answer any questions you may have about facilitating virtual learning in the Chat and Q&A boxes. Come and learn how to use this amazing tool!
Multi-factor Authentication with Terry Epp
12:15 - 12:45 pm, Wednesday, November 25
Technology Coach Terry Epp will guide you through the amazing world of multi-factor authentication.
Goose Chase with Vicki Moore
12:15 - 12:45 pm, Thursday, November 26
Join Superintendent Vicki Moore for a fun-filled virtual scavenger hunt!
12:15 - 12:45 pm, Friday, November 27
Ocean School is a free, inquiry-based, online learning experience for students aged 11 to 15 meant to strengthen learners’ personal connection to the ocean. We create bilingual materials for science and technology, social science, language arts, and math. Learn how educators are using our interactive media to stay connected and to support inquiry at a distance. Explore our free assets, including 360° videos, virtual and augmented reality, and more. Brought to you by Ocean School’s Education and Science Producers, Erika Sullivan and Lucija Prelovec.
The Sun West Resource Bank has pulled together a curated collection of resources especially for Education Week. This collection includes 31 different resources and features digital escape rooms, STEM challenges, podcast tools, jeopardy style games, meditation and wellness exercises and virtual field trips and that is just for starters. Click here to use the collection.