Social Studies Saskatchewan is a professional growth network that supports social studies, history, law, and psychology teachers in the province to build cross-curricular competencies. This is done through unique and effective professional development, sharing of successful practices, and celebrating excellent teaching in the province. SSS works with teacher organizations across Canada to advocate for social studies education and to provide multiple supports for humanities teachers.
Membership in SSS provides access to professional development, as well as regular emails providing updates about events and suggestions about resources that can be easily integrated into the classroom. Members can apply for a teacher travel grant to support their professional learning and can have their students apply for a SSS scholarship. Most importantly, Social Studies Saskatchewan provides a network for teachers. Consistently, SSS receives teacher feedback showing appreciation for multiple opportunities to network with other teachers. Larry Mikulcik, “would encourage everyone who teaches Social Studies, History, Psychology, Law, etc., to take out their own membership with the SSS.”