Sun West Administrators
This collection is available to support school based administrators in The Sun West School Division. You can find links to useful websites, interesting articles, and other useful resources.
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This professional development will walk a school through how to implement 21st Century Skills in their school from a SCHOOL and CLASSROOM level.
The group will work through the school implementation process and set a timeline for implementation, and then based on that timeline, the classroom teachers will plan their implementation.
Please note - the key to successful implementation is NOT time intensive - the key is introducing and then fully implementing the language and skills into your DAILY ROUTINES and classroom life. Once the skills are introduced it should become part of your day and not require set time - it will be part of everything you do!
The following zipped folder contains example rubrics for each of the 7 Competencies (Character, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Computer & Digital Technologies, Cultural & Ethical Citizenship) for grades K-5, 6-9 and 10-12 grade level.
This article examines the steps required to involve students in their assessment. This article aligns closely with the PeBL philosophy and involves students throughout the learning process.
Accessing Professional Supports
Saskatchewan Guidelines for School Division Professional Services
Professional supports may include, but are not limited to speech-language pathologists, psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists. Professionals are required to maintain standing with their specific regulatory body and to adhere to professional practice guidelines and ethics for their profession’s practice in Saskatchewan.
From the Government of Saskatchewan and available at saskatchewan.ca
This is a collection of one page handouts on a variety of accommodation tools that can be used with students. These supporting documents were created at The Sun West Distance Learning Centre (DLC), but are intended for use by all teachers.
Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap. Included: A dozen activities to promote parental involvement and ten tips for involved parents.
The following information has been created to assist SBA and teachers to understand the shift to the 4 point assessment scale, and reporting on Factors Affecting Student Achievement (FASA) and how they relate to 21st Century Competencies.
Select the student behaviour to begin. Then you will work through a series of descriptions and suggestions for what you can do to help that student.
You can look at interventions for Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3.
Each intervention suggested for a behaviour is then "clickable" and more information is provided on why to use this intervention, and how to do it.
This site is amazing!
A short article about why it is so important to involve students in the planning of learning.
Starting off the year strong by building relationships and trust with parents through an early welcome. This video was created by Jessica Wall and Pam Sawatzky for the 2021-22 Sun West iLearn sessions.A strategy guide for educators is also included.
A series of pamphlets has been developed with the goal of supporting parents and caregivers as they promote positive math thinking in the home. The printable pamphlets, developed in collaboration with sector partners, also provide an overview of what students will be taught in school in each of grades 1-9, based on Saskatchewan curricula.
A leader's guide and activities for developing resilience for you and your team. 8.5" × 11", 88 pages, 264 KB.
In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
The following is a presentation and supporting materials that can be used with a staff to discuss co-teaching implementation. This presentation was originally used with School Based Administrators at Sun West. If you have any questions or require more information contact Melissa, Carole or Kelli.
This workshop looks at collective responsibility and consensus and how to develop it in your school to support the creation of a positive school culture.