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.

View calendar by grade level

Upcoming Events



4 Inquiry Learning (2 days) Saskatoon
6 Fostering Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades Using Technology Saskatoon
10 Accreditation (5 days) Regina
10 Intensive French (5 days) Saskatoon
10 Post-Intensive French (5 days) Saskatoon
10 Canning and Preservatives in the Food Lab Saskatoon
10 Tinker, Maker and Learn: Fostering Creativity With Makerspaces, Coding and Other Creative Spaces Saskatoon
11 Literacy for Life: Brain Compatible Reading (2 days) Saskatoon
11 Developing Conceptual Understanding and Fluency With Multiplication and Division Saskatoon
11 Help! How Do I Get Started? Saskatoon
12 Using the Smart Board to Enhance Learning Saskatoon
12 School Libraries in the 21st Century Saskatoon


22-23 Finding Our Way VI: Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability Saskatoon