The Summer Institute in Education (SIE) offers excellent learning opportunities for all teachers, as well as Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) upgrading and graduate electives. Designed for optimum flexibility, the courses cover a wide range of topics. You can customize your own program.
Since 2007, SIE has offered a series of credited courses during the summer session at UBC's Okanagan campus. Starting in 2011, SIE added a yearly theme and developed 2- and 3-credit offerings.
In the summer, the campus atmosphere is active and inviting. The interactive, experiential nature of the courses and the weekly social gatherings provide meaningful times for learning and networking.
Join the hundreds of people who have found the Summer Institute in Education at UBC Okanagan’s campus an empowering and enjoyable learning experience.
Leyton Schnellert, PhD
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Summer Institute (SI) theme is Multiple Pathways to Mindful Learning. SI 2014 is seeking instructors to offer courses that will help participants explore a diversity of approaches to mindful learning and teaching. This institute builds on the Faculty of Education’s tradition of summer institutes that bring together teachers, leaders, and community members interested in developing leading edge understandings and practice. This year’s theme offers participants the opportunity to explore research and practice related to new directions in curriculum and assessment with the support of exciting leading edge ideas, scholars and practitioners.
UBC O’s community of scholar-practitioners embraces a mindfulness orientation, assuming an inquiry stance (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009). Shared commitments toward cultivating mindfulness include:
We believe such heightened awareness regarding the choices educators make and their consequences for pupil learning (MacDonald & Shirley, 2009), more effectively attends to the conditions and ongoing creation of genuine learning contexts.
Last reviewed 12/3/2013 8:41:28 AM