Saskatchewan Online Curriculum FAQs Home
What are the minimum requirements to use this site?
This website is best viewed using Firefox 3.5+ or Internet Explorer 8+ with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater. In addition, you will need to have a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view files in PDF format. Some Support Materials require a Flash plugin. (Click the links in this section to download.)
What does the Saskatchewan Online Curriculum website provide?
The Saskatchewan Online Curriculum website is designed primarily for use by Saskatchewan educators. The website provides access to curricula, professional and instructional support materials linked to outcomes, and lists of recommended resources.
How do I search the Saskatchewan Online Curriculum Website?
The search feature is currently unavailable, but will be implemented in the near future.
Are both English and French curricula available?
Yes. To access French curricula, click "Programmes d'études français" Next, choose "Fransaskois," "Immersion," or "Core French" to begin navigating.
How do I navigate by grade or subject?
If you are working in the English site, you can toggle between "Subject" and "Grade" in the top right-hand corner of your screen. The French site navigates by program (core, immersion, Fransaskois) rather than by grade or subject.
Which grades and subjects are currently available?
All curricula and resource lists can be accessed through this website. Renewed curricula posted to this site include K-9 Mathematics and Grades 6-9 in other areas of study. Children First: A Resource for Kindergarten is also available. Curricula that have not yet been renewed can also be accessed through this website.
What is the difference between "Outcomes," "Outcomes, Indicators & Support Materials," and "Support Materials?"
The "Outcomes" tab provides a complete list of all outcomes for a particular grade and subject. In the "Outcomes, Indicators & Support Materials" tab, you can see a single outcome with related indicators. There are links to the other outcomes on this page as well. On the right hand side, support materials relevant to the outcome will be displayed. These can be filtered by category or format. Support materials are under development and will be added as they become available. In the "Support Materials" tab, all support materials for your selected grade and subject will be displayed. You can then filter by category, format, or outcome.
How can I filter the list of Resources and Support Materials?
Click on a filter to select it (ex. "Audio.") To deselect the filter, click it again. You can select more than one filter.
What is the difference between resources and support materials?
Resources are typically commercially developed materials that have been reviewed and are recommended to support the implementation of the curriculum for either student or professional use. These are often books, videos, or websites, but may be in other formats as well. The resources are compiled into Core and Additional Learning Resources lists. The resources are listed, but will need to be accessed or purchased from an outside source.
Support materials are typically locally produced materials, developed by the curriculum consultants, or in conjunction with school division personnel. The support materials are available on the website, and do not need to be purchased or acquired elsewhere. Some support materials are editable so teachers can adapt them to meet the needs of their students.
What is the difference between Core and Additional resources?
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome, or a professional resource for educators.
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources; however, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
What types of support materials are currently available?
We are constantly adding to our website. Support materials are available in the categories of:
- Planning guides / Tools
- Modules / Units / Lessons
and by the following formats:
What types of resources are currently available?
Resources are being added as they become available. You are able to filter by the types:
and by the following formats:
How do I submit feedback?
Contact us at NetworkServices@gov.sk.ca with any questions, comments, or concerns.