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Mar 05, 2019 jjamison
Professional Development &
Community Engagement

The countdown to March break begins!

You've probably noticed your students (and let's be honest, colleagues) getting a little antsy for a break. Don't worry, it's almost here!

You can take the break as a chance to look at our Summer Institute offerings – registration is now open and we've got 14 different Institutes to choose from! Or peruse our new 2019 Professional Learning Viewbook, which outlines everything we have to offer.

We hope you enjoy some well-deserved time off, whatever your plans. 

In this issue:

2019 Professional Learning Viewbook

We've launched our first ever Professional Learning Viewbook!

From MEd cohorts to certificates, our new Viewbook outlines everything PDCE has to offer you.

You can flip through it online or request a copy from our office by emailing Abby Blinch.

Summer Institutes


Short, intensive courses on everything from mental health to outdoor education. 

All of our 2019 offerings:

2019 IOP Conference


Investigating Our Practices

Being in the World as an Educator

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
UBC Vancouver

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5

We are proud to be offering the 22nd annual IOP conference, in partnership with BCTF. Join us for this one-day event where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.
Register Now



Institut de Français, UBC à Québec

French language immersion in the heart of Quebec City!

Apply By: May 3, 2019
Dates: July 1-19, 2019
Location: Québec City

Don't miss this three-week immersion program for French language teachers!


MEd in Home Economics Education 
Human Ecology & Everyday Life.

Apply By: March 17, 2019
Begins: September 2019
Delivery: 100% Online! 

MEd in Curriculum Studies: Health, Outdoor & Physical Experiential Education

Integrating three streams of study into the classroom: Health, Outdoor and Physical Education

Apply By: March 17, 2019 extended!
Begins: July 2019
Delivery: Face-to-Face, Lower Mainland




The Faculty of Education is currently offering two online certificate programs that are working to fill the need in BC for ECE professionals, and lead those with a passion for working with children to find rewarding careers in this field: 

BC ECE Assistant Certificate Program
Apply By: May 31, 2019
Begins: September 2019
Delivery: 100% Online 

BC ECE Basic Certificate Program
Apply By: May 31, 2019 
Begins: September 2019
Delivery: 100% Online* 
*Excluding practica, which will take place in early childhood settings.



Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education 

Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding of practices that advance reconciliation.
  • Course starts: April 1, 2019 
  • Cost: FREE to audit, $50 USD for a verified certificate




Create rich and engaging learning environments using educational technology


MET – International Online Graduate Program 

Apply By: May 15, 2019 
Begins: September 2019  
Delivery: 100% Online 


Diploma in Education: Outdoor Environmental Education

Develop awareness and understanding of a range of skills and processes related to design, facilitation, and evaluation of OEE programming and curriculum.



Join Dr. Blye Frank, Dean, as he hosts the fourth instalment of FRANKLY SPEAKING on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

In light of Canada’s recent legalization of the use of recreational marijuana and other cannabis products, how can educators help students navigate responsible and legal consumption by young people both now and in the future?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM | Registration
6:00-7:00 PM | Program
7:30-8:00 PM | Reception

UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
Vancouver, BC


Connect with Professional Development & Community Engagement in the Faculty of Education. We're here to support you in your professional development goals.

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