• The Prairie Spirit Home Educators support group

    consists of home educating families living in the towns, farms, and acreages surrounding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • Prairie Spirit Parents Liaison Group

    This group meets with members of the Prairie Spirit School Board to form the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Education Committee. Last year the Parent Liaison group helped draft the new home-based education policy now in effect. Members of the Prairie Spirit Home-Based Educator Parent Liaison group include: Lori Giesbrecht,Kayla Hunt, Teena Ens, Melissa Ong, and Shelley Gilbey.
    Please contact any of these committee members with concerns you would like to be addressed by the PSSD Home Education Committee.
  • PSHE on Facebook

    A group for home-schoolers (Parents and Students) that live in the Prairie Spirit area.
    Purpose: to keep up-to-date on activities and info within the homeschool community. We can also share pictures of various events or things we're working on etc.

  • Prairie Spirit School Board

    HBE Facilitator:
    Janet Jeffries 683-2830
    Prairie Spirit School Division Office - 683-2800
    Information for Home Based Educating parents on the Prairie Spirit School Division website
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Recruiting child standardized patients

My name is Lori Tastad. For those of you who do not know me, I am the Patient Resource Coordinator
for the University Of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Clinical Learning Resource Centre. Our Centre
provides Health Science Students with wonderful learning opportunities that are critical to their
development of clinical practice skills. We recruit and train individuals from our community to portray
simulated patients (Standardized Patients) for our health science students to learn client-practitioner
communication, to practice clinical and physical assessment skills and to evaluate their competency in
these skills sets. This learning all occurs in the Clinical Learning Resource Centre which is deemed a safe
learning environment. In this setting, the students are actively encouraged to identify and learn from
their knowledge gaps and practice mistakes. This type of experiential learning allows the health science
students to enter the clinical setting more confident and experienced in their clinical practice and
communication skills. We are continually looking for individuals to help us in this learning endeavor and
we are reaching out to you today to volunteer for one of our learning modules.
Currently, we are recruiting children ages 4-6 years old (children that do not have to be taken out of
school) along with their parent or caregiver to volunteer for our Pediatric Assessment module with the
first year medical students in January and February, 2015.

Click to read the rest of Lori’s letter….Pediatric Recruitment Letter

Thanks so much.


Lori Tastad
Patient Resource Program Coordinator
Clinical Learning Resource Centre
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5
Telephone: (306) 966-4626
Cell: (306) 291-4437
Facsimile: (306) 966-5881
Email: lori.tastad@usask.ca

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