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STC signs MOU Agreement to create a new Professional Development School for Indigenous educators

The Professional Development School (PDS) provides a learning environment where students from the College of Education’s Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at the U of S, teachers at St. Frances Cree Bilingual School, and ITEP professors and instructors create a collaborative learning environment that enhances the quality of teaching and student learning. It offers more immersive teacher training than a standard internship and will prepare future teachers with practical skills to teach all students, in particular First Nations and Métis students.

“This program will give new  and experienced teachers a deeper understanding of how to navigate complexities and tailor the learning environment for student needs,” said Chief Thomas. “By setting teachers up for success we are ensuring greater success rates amongst Indigenous students.”

The PDS has been in development for the past year, and the signing of the MOU paves the way for more collaboration and routine participation of College of Education students at St. Frances. The school will welcome the next cohort of ITEP students in the Fall of 2017.

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