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Telemedia program highlighted during Board of Education meeting

June 08, 2017

TelemediaCE_news.jpgFor more than three decades Saskatoon Public Schools students have had the opportunity for hands-on learning in television production through the Telemedia program.

The program for students in Grade 7 and 8 was highlighted during the Celebrating Excellence segment of the June 6 meeting of the Board of Education.

"Telemedia was a phenomenal experience for the students because they got to see media on the other side of the lens," said Darla Erickson, a Grade 8 teacher at Wildwood School.

Each year approximately 50 classes with more than 1,300 visit the production studio at Central Office to acquire video and audio production knowledge. Classes prepare interviews and commercial story boards in advance of a concentrated day of television production.

In addition to learning the technical aspects of production, the Telemedia experience offers students and opportunity to enhance their understanding of media, consumerism and creative marketing.  

  • Trustees received an update on the division's process for assessment of treaty education goals among Grade 7 students. The assessment, which was revised in 2016, is used to gauge students' knowledge and understanding of the education goals identified in the Office of the Treaty Commissioner's publication Treaty Education Learning Resource K-9. The school division has 136 treaty catalyst teachers and their work plays an important role in the division's response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
  • Work on the four Saskatoon joint-use school projects is on schedule and expected to be complete by the target service commencement date of June 30. Training for key staff from each of the four schools takes place during June. Chief Whitecap School in the Stonebridge neighbourhood, Colette Bourgonje School in Rosewood, Ernest Lindner School in Hampton Village, and Sylvia Fedoruk School in Evergreen will welcome students in September.

Reports and information presented at board meetings can be found at The next meeting of the Board of Education is Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.