Conferences and Workshops

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2016 Manitoba Social Sciences Teachers’ Association (MSSTA) Manitoba Teachers’ Society Professional Development Day (formerly SAGE) – Join us on the provincial PD Day day (Friday, October 21st, 2016)  for our annual PD event – MSSTA PD Day! Onlne Registration will soon be available, with credit card payment! Check out our SAGE tab above for more information and to select your sessions when registration opens for 2016.

“Learning at the Leg”, A Teachers’ Institute – Hosted by the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.  A maximum of 20 spaces are available (a draw will be held in the case of demand).  The workshop is held at the Manitoba Legislative Building with the goal of helping educators become more informed on the system of government, better able to use the information presented and get students interested, informed, and enthusiastic about the democratic process. Please use the following documents to learn more about this exciting opportunity! Learning at the Leg Overview, Application Form, Learning at the Leg Schedule.


EdCamp Winnipeg – Ed Camp Winnipeg is a free, user-driven one-day conference held each May. Topics are decided by participants based on their needs, wants, expertise and questions. The 2015 conference has finished for this year. If you wish to volunteer your time to the next conference which is completely volunteer-organized, please contact

Manitoba Model Forest Inc Summer Institute on the Boreal – Social Studies teachers in Manitoba are being offered an opportunity to participate in an exciting program aimed mostly to grade 10 Social Studies teachers. This conference will make direct connections to the outcomes related to forestry, although teachers from any level may attend. Space is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to register, please contact: Bob Austman, Education Coordinator, Manitoba Model Forest Inc. at 1-204-268-1140. More information is available here.




Teacher Institute on Parliamentary Democracy – The Teachers Institute, launched in 1996, is coordinated by the Library of Parliament and supported by the Speakers of both the Senate and the House of Commons. It is a unique professional development opportunity for teachers of governance and citizenship education. Each year, the program brings together approximately 70 educators from across the country, for an intensive, informative, unforgettable week on Parliament Hill. Information for the current Institute is now available on their website.

Historical Thinking Summer InstituteThis annual, national conference is offered through UBC’s Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness, in collaboration with the Museum of Vancouver. It is designed for teachers, graduate students, curriculum developers and museum educators who want to enhance their expertise at designing and teaching history courses and programs with explicit attention to historical thinking. Participants will explore substantive themes of aboriginal-settler relations and human-nature relations over time. Optional course credit is offered through the University of British Columbia. A limited number of bursaries are available from the Canadian Museums Association.  The deadline for 2016 conference registration is May 30th.



Vimy Ridge Professional Development Tour for Educators – Since 2005, the Juno Beach Centre has given over 300 Canadian educators an exciting professional development opportunity to discover the Canadian First and Second World War historic sites in France. During this 10-day tour, participants visit Vimy Ridge, Beaumont-Hamel, Dieppe, the Juno Beach Centre, the D-Day landing beaches and various other sites in Normandy. Some highlights of the tour include meeting locals who lived through D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, enjoying the kind hospitality in Normandy, and sharing teaching ideas with colleagues from across Canada. This exciting and educational tour usually begins in late July or early August. It is aimed at all educators but especially at secondary school Canadian history teachers. The 2016 Tour deadline has passed. Please re-visit their website soon for information about 2017!

Annual Summer Institute on Climate Change Education –  The 2016 Conference will be happening in St. Paul MN, June 21-24, 2016. This year’s conference will focus on a new curriculum resource: Next Generation Climate. For a full listing of panelists, presenters and registration information, please see the Climate Generation website.



Webinars and Online

CISA: The Holocaust – This online course examines the Holocaust from 1933 to 1945 within the context of modern German history and as a culmination of the millennial phenomenon of antisemitism.