Professional Development

  • SPFT members take the Foundations II course offered in the summer of 2017.

  • SPFT members attend a class taught by a Four Seasons teacher, Sarah Johnson, over the summer.

  • SPFT members take the Foundations II course offered in the summer of 2017.

  • SPFT leaders take the Delivering Effective Professional Development course.

The Saint Paul Federation of Teachers believes that the most relevant and effective professional development is led by other educators. Moreover, educator-directed professional development encourages a climate of constant learning and growth in our schools and in our union.

Because of this, SPFT is proud to offer professional development that is research-based and entirely created and delivered by educators. All our courses are presented as an ongoing, reflective process, rather than a singular in-service event. Through these classes, we emphasize the practical application and implementation of instructional strategies.

We offer professional development courses for free to SPFT members, unless otherwise noted. SPFT members should register online through Saint Paul Public School’s PDExpress system.

We offer professional development to educators beyond our local throughout the year. Educators may register for current course offerings or contract with our Teaching and Learning Center to offer a class for members of your organization. A form with prices and schedules is available below.

If you have any questions about SPFT’s professional development offerings, please contact Sarah Johnson at