Welcome to the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit

Since 1987, the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit has been creating and delivering programs, resources and services to educators.

Our programs are developed by educators for educators and provide opportunities for participants to actively participate in their learning.

SPDU provides professional growth opportunities in the areas of:

  • Curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Other Professional Growth Opportunities

SPDU also supports partner organizations in planning conferences.

SPDU is based in and supported by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. SPDU programs and resources support and complement STF beliefs and policies. The governance guidelines for SPDU are the responsibility of the STF.

SPDU Annual Report 2013-14 (2.7 MB PDF)

In addition to the workshops listed below, Planning Information for School and Division Leaders provides information about 2015-16 provincial offerings as well as customized workshops in a number of areas.

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Upcoming Events

October

2 Elementary Math Series - Multiplication and Division Saskatoon
2 Putting the Pieces Together for High-Quality Early Learning Saskatoon
5 Middle Years Mathematics Series - Multiples and Factors Saskatoon
6 Structures for Differentiating Middle Years Mathematics Saskatoon
8 Putting the Pieces Together for High-Quality Early Learning Regina
14 Facilitator Series - The Many Faces of Facilitation Saskatoon
15 Literacy Series - Environments and Structures for Literacy Success Saskatoon
17 Facilitator Series - The Many Faces of Facilitation Saskatoon
19-20 Taking Your Place in the Professional Community Saskatoon
20-21 Cognitive Coaching (Days 1 and 2) Yorkton
21 Multi-literacies, Visual Literacies and the Graphic Novel as a Multimodal Text (Day 1 of 2) Saskatoon
22-23 Finding Our Way VI: Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability Saskatoon
26 Structures for Differentiating Elementary Mathematics Saskatoon
26-27 Taking Your Place in the Professional Community Regina

November

5 Let's Blend - Using Technology to Differentiate in a Mathematics Classroom Saskatoon
16 Using the Smart Board to Enhance Learning Saskatoon
18-19 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Saskatoon
20 Learning from Practice Saskatoon
23 Aboriginal Awareness Saskatoon
24 Instructional Leadership for Principals - Day One Visionary Leadership Saskatoon
25-26 Classroom Management - Creating a Positive Classroom Environment Saskatoon
27 Responding to Children's Interests (Day 1 of 2) Saskatoon
27 Technology in Mathematics Foundations and Pre-Calculus Saskatoon
30 Literacy Series - Cracking the Code: Building Skills for Literacy Success Saskatoon

December

2 Facilitator Series - Unearthing and Responding to Barriers to Adult Learner Participation Saskatoon
3 Engaging Students Through Interactive Strategies - Including Student Voice Saskatoon
5 Facilitator Series - Unearthing and Responding to Barriers to Adult Learner Participation Saskatoon

January

11 Connecting Curriculum to Play-Based Projects in Kindergarten Saskatoon
11 Instructional Leadership for Principals - Day Two Curriculum Leadership Saskatoon
14 Middle Years Mathematics Series - Proportional Reasoning Saskatoon
20 Elementary Math Series - Fractions, Decimals and Percent Saskatoon
21 Literacy Series - Making Meaning: Building Comprehension For Literacy Success Saskatoon
22 Simple Solutions for Documentation Saskatoon

February

5 Facilitator Series - Embedding Formative Assessment into Professional Learning Saskatoon
6 Facilitator Series - Embedding Formative Assessment into Professional Learning Saskatoon
23-24 Cognitive Coaching (Days 3 and 4) Yorkton
25 Comprehension Strategies in Senior Science Saskatoon

March

1 Instructional Leadership for Principals - Day Three Formative Assessment for Teacher Growth and Support Saskatoon
2 Développer de bonnes habiletés langagières à l’oral Saskatoon
4 Early Learning With Block Play - Numeracy, Science, Literacy and So Much More Saskatoon
8 Multi-literacies, Visual Literacies and the Graphic Novel as a Multimodal Text (Day 2 of 2) Saskatoon
9 Facilitator Series - Planning and Organizing Professional Learning Experiences Saskatoon
12 Facilitator Series - Planning and Organizing Professional Learning Experiences Saskatoon
18 Inquiry Learning in Social Studies Saskatoon

April

8 Beyond the Worksheet - Building Early Numeracy and Automaticity Through Exploration and Authentic Tasks Saskatoon
8 Responding to Children's Interests (Day 2 of 2) Saskatoon
12 Facilitator Series - Facilitations to Maximize Learner Engagement Saskatoon
16 Facilitator Series - Facilitations to Maximize Learner Engagement Saskatoon
19 Middle Years Mathematics Series - Algebraic Reasoning Saskatoon

May

2-3 Saskatchewan iT Summit 2016 Saskatoon