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 2014-15 (2.3 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.

Download the Professional Opportunities Catalogue [2.4 MB PDF]

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Upcoming Events

February

12 Cracking the Code – Building Skills for Literacy Success Ile-a-la-Crosse
23-24 Cognitive Coaching (Days 7 and 8) 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
5 Facilitator Series – Embedding Formative Assessment into Professional Learning Saskatoon
8 Superhumans: How Teachers Use Graphic Novels Saskatoon
9 Facilitator Series – Planning and Organizing Professional Learning Experiences Saskatoon
12 Facilitator Series – Planning and Organizing Professional Learning Experiences Saskatoon
17 Taking Environmental Science Out of the Classroom Saskatoon
18 Inquiry Learning in Social Studies Saskatoon
21-22 Classroom Management – Creating a Positive Classroom Environment 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
18-19 Designing Classroom Instruction Using Outcomes-Based Curricula Saskatoon
19 Middle Years Mathematics Series – Algebraic Reasoning Saskatoon

May

2-3 Saskatchewan iT Summit 2016 Saskatoon