Summer Institute in Education
The Okanagan School of Education offers excellent summer learning opportunities for students and professionals. Courses are offered in a multitude of formats (indoors, outdoors, online and face to face) and are relevant to current trends and needs in education. For educators, courses in the SIE program can be used towards certificates, diplomas, graduate programs, professional development and upgrading requirements.
All SIE courses are 3 credits.
All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment.
Call for 2023 Summer Institute in Education instructors
We are now inviting colleagues to submit course proposals for our Summer Institute in Education (SIE). Share your research, passion and knowledge with the next generation of educators, education experts and change-makers.
Courses are generally three weeks in length starting July 4 OR July 25 and will be offered in the morning or afternoon Tuesday to Friday, unless otherwise noted. A minimum of a Master-level degree is required.
Instructors can apply* to one or more of the following topics:
- Outdoor Education (July 3 to 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or (July 4 to 21, 9a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Climate Change (July 4 to 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Indigenous Education (July 4 to 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Digital Literacy (July 4 to 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Trauma Informed Teaching (July 4 to 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Students with Exceptionalities (July 4 to 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Universal Design (July 4 to 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- American Sign Language (July 4 to 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Early Childhood Education (July 4 to 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Science Methods (July 25 to August 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Childhood Learning Disabilities and Cognitive Challenges (FASD, ADHD, Autism, etc.) (July 25 to August 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Indigenous Education (July 25 to August 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Assessment and Testing (July 25 to August 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Teacher Well-being (July 25 to August 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Literacy (July 25 to August 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Classroom Leadership (July 25 to August 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Health, Outdoor Education and Physical Education (July 25 to August 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
- Inquiry Project (G.R.I.P.) (July 4 to August 11, online-asynchronous)
- Other – educators are invited to submit their own topic
Note that there is separate application for courses to be taught in French. Please visit Institut d’été en français for the application.
Interested educators must submit their resume, course title, description, objectives and learning outcomes by 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
If you would like to provide feedback about our summer course offerings, including suggestions for what you would like to see in the future, please fill out our anonymous survey or send us an email at email@example.com.
Interested in receiving a notification for when we begin accepting instructor applications? Sign-up for our Summer Institute Instructor newsletter.
WELCOME TO UBC’S OKANAGAN CAMPUS
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. At the Okanagan School of Education, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.
UBC Okanagan offers modern residence living surrounded by hiking and biking trails. The campus offers a variety of room types in student residences for individuals, couples, families and groups at a reasonable price.
UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of more than 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.
More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the Top 10 busiest airports in Canada.
UBC Okanagan is situated within the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.
A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.
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