Education Summit Launches Planning for the Future of Saskatchewan Students
More than 250 sector stakeholders, representing more than 75 organizations, joined with representatives from the Ministry of Education to begin work on developing the path that education in Saskatchewan will follow over the next 10 years.
The theme of the two-day Education Summit, held last month in Saskatoon, was Shaping the Future of Education: A Shared Vision.
“In the spring, I asked our ministry to work collaboratively with education sector stakeholders to begin planning for the future of education, beyond 2020,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “We know that we need to work together to ensure each student reaches their full potential and is ready for a 21st century workforce and I am encouraged to see our education sector partners come together to plan and participate in this summit.”
The planning committee members at the summit included representatives from:
- Saskatchewan School Boards Association;
- Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation;
- League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents of Saskatchewan;
- Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials;
- Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations;
- Métis Nation – Saskatchewan/Gabriel Dumont Institute; and
- Office of the Treaty Commissioner.
Each organization will take the ideas generated at the summit back to their respective members to provide further input. Students and parents will also be given the opportunity to provide feedback on the future plan.
The plan for education beyond 2020 will build upon the successes of the Education Sector Strategic Plan that was created in 2014 by Saskatchewan’s school divisions, First Nations and Métis education organizations and the Government of Saskatchewan, with additional collaboration from other education sector partners.