Summer Short Courses
Planning is underway for the 2014 Short Course Program. Once again, we are seeking assistance from educational leaders in determining the needs of teachers so they may be considered in the development of our program. A planning committee will meet in March to determine the short course program for 2014. Your information will be extremely useful to the committee as it influences decisions regarding program offerings for this year.
We include courses under the following topic areas: Supporting Curriculum, General Professional Supports, School Libraries, Social Justice and Equity, Teacher Wellness and Technology. Courses can be from one to five days in duration and are offered throughout the province.
This program is based in, and supported by, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. Summer short courses are intended to respond to the context of STF policy and the strategic plan and to support teachers in addressing curricular outcomes and the goals of education. Areas to be addressed could include:
- Creating and Maintaining a Learning Environment
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Student Assessment and Evaluation
- Reflective Practice
- Professional Relationships
- Social Justice and Equity
With your help, we are able to identify teacher needs throughout the province and continue to provide this quality service to teachers. To assist us in building our program, please add your suggestions on the attached form.
The 2014 courses will be offered from Tuesday, August 5 through Friday, August 15. We are advertising these dates well in advance so teachers may be mindful of our program when planning their summer break.
Planning for this program is an ongoing process; therefore, we would appreciate any recommendations, comments or suggestions you can provide at any time of the year.
› Summer Short Course Program – Needs Assessment Information form
Please return suggestions by Friday, February 21, 2014 to:
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
2317 Arlington Avenue, Saskatoon SK S7J 2H8
If you have questions, please call Member Services at 1-800-667-7762 or in Saskatoon at 306-373-1660.