Professional Development

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

  • SPFE leaders take the Delivering Effective Professional Development course.

  • SPFE members attend a class offered at the union office in the summer.

The Saint Paul Federation of Educators 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, SPFE 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 SPFE members, unless otherwise noted. SPFE members should register online through Saint Paul Public School’s PowerSchool system. Learn more about the PD opportunities offered here.

As part of their charge, SPFE’s Professional Development Team is examining the content of SPFE’s professional development offerings through an equity lens.

Our Professional Development Coordinator is Errol Edwards. If you have any questions about SPFE’s professional development offerings please contact the Teaching and Learning Center at

SPFE Facilitators: Your quick link page can be found here.