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Saskatchewan launches project pilot to improve course delivery

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This new pilot project will begin on Wednesday and continue until the end of the 2024-2025 school year. (Archive photo)

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The government of Saskatchewan is implementing testing a new innovation fund to promote local initiatives aimed at improving the presence of both students and teachers in classrooms.

Starting Wednesday, teachers are encouraged to submit applications for funding to help turn their ideas into reality.

The Teacher Innovation and Support Fund pilot project, a Teacher Innovation and Support Fund, with a budget of $2.5 million, will begin immediately and continue through the end of the 2024-25 school year.

This funding will allow teachers to work with their school administration and apply for up to $75,000 to implement their ideas, the province explains in a press release.

The Minister of Education, Jeremy Cockrill, explains that the primary objective of this fund is to stimulate the emergence of local and innovative ideas in order to to continue improving classrooms.

The Saskatchewan government is listening to teachers and working to find practical solutions to improve the classroom environment for teachers and students, Cockrill said in the release. .

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Through this pilot, we are committed to hearing directly from teachers about the important opportunities for #x27;improve their presence in the classroom, he adds.

According to the province, this pilot project is part of continuing the Government of Saskatchewan's commitment to supporting students and teachers and improving classrooms.

This commitment is manifested in particular by preliminary investments of $47 million, allocated for the purposes of registration, complexity management and recruitment of x27;additional educational assistants, as reminded by the province.

At the time of writing this article, the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) had not responded to requests from Radio-Canada in connection with this project.

Monday, the Ministry of Education unveiled another pilot project that aims to create specialized support classes to help teachers deal with incidents of bad behavior at school.

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