Hello SHETA Members,
The Ministry of Education is looking for your helping in vetting the news drafts of the PAA curricula.
Please see a Message from Barbara McKinnon.
The Ministry of Education is committed to following the guiding principles for curriculum development which include consulting with stakeholders and ensuring that curricula meet the needs of all Saskatchewan students. Curriculum development is also informed by the policy document, Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework which envisions an education system that foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within the structures, policies and curricula to ensure an equitable and inclusive system that benefits all learners.
Vetting is underway for several draft Practical and Applied Arts (PAA) curricula. Educators are invited to submit feedback via forms posted alongside each draft on the curriculum website (www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca). Most recently, feedback forms have been added for Theatre Arts 20, 30; Hairstyling and Esthetics 10, 20, 30; Hairstyling 20, 30; and Esthetics 20, 30 with feedback requested by April 30, 2021.
In addition, the Ministry of Education will host online vetting sessions between February and May 2021 for the following draft PAA curricula:
- Clothing, Textiles and Fashion 10, 20, 30;
- Life Transitions 20, 30;
- Hairstyling and Esthetics 10, 20, 30; Hairstyling 20, 30; and Esthetics 20, 30;
- Interior Design and Decorating 30;
- Theatre Arts 20, 30; and,
- Tourism 10, 20, 30.
These vetting sessions are opportunities for middle and secondary PAA teachers to provide feedback on draft curricula. Applicants should have experience teaching the curricula they select.
During this period, releasing teachers to support this work may be challenging. Prior to meeting, participants will be asked about their availability and the length of the session to accommodate school-based schedules. School divisions and First Nation education authorities will be responsible for substitute costs.
Please complete this online application as soon as possible, as the deadline of February 15, 2021 has passed.
Vetting is a great way to get a sneak peak at the renewed curriculum and have a say in changes to the document.