PGNs have much to offer

Sask Bulletin
June 24, 2021

Professional growth networks are learning communities for teachers. Discover one that is right for you! You can select your professional growth network membership starting August 2021.

Saskatchewan Outdoor and Environmental Education Association is a non-profit organization and professional growth network dedicated to encouraging educators and people who participate in outdoor recreation to practice and teach environmental responsibility.

Becoming a member of SaskOutdoors provides multiple benefits including:

  • Access to discounted professional development opportunities and funding (Project WET/WILD/Below ZERO).
  • Outdoor skill development opportunities (canoeing/bushcraft/wilderness First Aid).
  • Lending library of resources and specialized gear (snowshoes/tents/books).
  • Grant program to fund outdoor opportunities and events within your community or school.
  • Provincial network of supportive and knowledgeable outdoor enthusiasts eager to help you take your students outdoors across all grades, subject areas, seasons, environments and skill levels.

www.saskoutdoors.org

 

The Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association is a provincial organization that presents a strong united voice for business education issues in Saskatchewan.

The SBTA is directed by executive members. Members consist of practicing educators, associated members and superannuated teachers. These people are dedicated to preparing, providing and supporting quality business education programs.

Resources are available on our website and Facebook page. SBTA meets annually for a student case competition and teacher conference.

“SBTA has offered me the support and confidence to teach the new Financial Literacy 20 and 30.”

“The SBTA annual conference provides incredible learning opportunities for my students and quality resources for teachers.”

“Belonging to this PGN provides me with regular professional development opportunities as well as incredible friendships.”

www.sbtaonline.ca

 

Who are we? The Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society professional growth network is a diverse group of people who are passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics. Our membership includes teachers and administrators, as well as pre-service teachers and post-secondary faculty.

What do we do? We support the teaching of mathematics in the 21st century. By hosting conferences and online professional development opportunities, supporting research and development, and funding special interest initiatives through monetary grants, we aim to foster growth, communication and exchange of ideas among mathematics teachers in our province.

How do we support teachers? We offer an annual conference for educators teaching at all levels, virtual professional development workshops and an award-winning journal, The Variable, and are looking to expand our range of supports in response to the needs of our members.

Where can I learn more? Find out more information about our network at www.smts.ca. Follow us on Twitter at @SMTSca.

Why become a member of the SMTS? To be a part of a growing group of engaged and diverse individuals who are passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics. We look forward to continuing to support mathematics teachers in various ways and hope you join our fantastic and supportive membership.

www.smts.ca

 

Saskatchewan Music Educators Association is a charitable, non-profit cultural association and professional growth network for teachers and provincewide music educators. We provide our members with current news, links to events and high-quality music programs to enhance students’ music education.

Our mission is to promote the development of high standards of music and music education. We do this by exchanging information and ideas with those interested in music. SMEA sponsors conferences, workshops, clinics and other means of music development, information and vision.

We are a volunteer-run organization and professional growth network which believes in community involvement and universal participation through leadership, membership, volunteers and access to organizational programs and services. We also sponsor the teacher professional development days at Resonate and support several special projects and member organizations such as Carl Orff Canada–Saskatchewan Chapter, the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association and the Saskatchewan Suzuki Association of the Americas. We also support the Heart of the City Piano Program in Saskatoon and Regina.

SMEA member benefits:

  • SMC–Discounted access to the annual Saskatchewan Music Conference.
  • PGN–Proud to be affiliated with the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
    as a professional growth network.
  • Resources–Access to current music education resources for your classroom.
  • Professional development funding–Provide our members with supplemental funding to attend various professional development opportunities.
  • Tell Me Thursdays–Provide a free monthly webinar on current hot topics to increase professional development.
  • Workshops–Members are able to apply for funding to bring special workshops into your own school!
  • Networking–Connect with teachers across the province to share ideas and resources.
  • Honour groups/junior intermediate band–Enrichment opportunities for band and choral students.

www.saskmea.ca

 

Saskatchewan School Based Leaders is the professional growth network designed to support school-based administrators in our province. Our objectives include promotion and awareness of the role of school-based leaders and providing a forum for effective communication between members and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.

We aim to examine issues that impact the role and workload of school-based leaders while remaining current with research that has implications for leadership in education.

This year we have been trying to support and bring recognition to the impacts that COVID-19 has had on schools through an admin chat via Zoom meetings. These chats have been very effective in having perspectives shared from around the province.

In the past couple of years, we held workshops that add value to leadership development such as a one-day workshop with a focus on legal Issues in education.

Also noteworthy is our affiliation with the Canadian Association of Principals with a designated position on the CAP executive, which brings a Saskatchewan view to the national organization of educational administrators.

We welcome administrators and those seeking administrative roles to be involved in our network.

www.ssbl.ca