OKANAGAN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Advance your career this summer with an intensive course at UBC's Okanagan campus
The Okanagan School of Education's Summer Institute offers excellent learning opportunities for all students. Courses are designed and chosen to provide intensive graduate-level and undergraduate-level opportunities.
About the Summer Institute in Education
Designed for optimum flexibility, the courses cover a wide range of topics.
Since 2007, The Okanagan School of Education has offered a series of credited courses during the summer session at UBC's Okanagan campus. 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 Okanagan School of Education's Summer Institute an empowering and enjoyable learning experience.
Shaping the Future in Education
Focusing on the holistic development of children and youth, the 2019 Summer Institute in Education embraces course work that emphasizes collaborative processes, decision making, knowledge building and sharing. Responding to the specific needs of BEd., certificate and diploma stream students, teacher candidates, and practicing teachers, the SIE 2019 courses provide theory and develop leadership by cultivating relationships, building new networks of support between diverse communities and across contexts. The scope includes innovative instructional practices in all areas as well as active living, place-based teaching and learning initiatives where we live, learn and play.
2019 Call for Proposals
Deadline: December 17, 2018
The Summer Institute in Education highlights innovative current practice as well as responds to challenges, both locally and in broader teaching contexts. We invite educators from a broad spectrum of teaching and learning to submit course proposals focusing on recursive, immersive opportunities to explore and examine what professional knowledge looks and feels like within multiple educative practices in school and community sites. SIE courses will be designed to purposefully strengthen the journey of professional growth, intertwining theoretical, content, and pedagogical knowledge.
SIE courses, while serving the needs of post-baccalaureate and graduate students, will also serve as electives for teacher candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program. In particular, the Summer Institute in Education is seeking 3 credit course proposals to meet the professional and academic requirements of all educators including teacher candidates. We invite you to submit a proposal below and join us in the beautiful Okanagan region as we embark on a journey of exceptional learning opportunities for our students.Apply now
Choose from a diverse suite of 3-credit courses for Summer 2019
Each year, the School of Education's Summer Institute receives instructor applications for a variety of courses. The selected courses below are chosen to offer the opportunity to students, at every level, an empowering and enjoyable learning opportunity.
|500-level courses||3-week long instruction
||Apply towards your graduate degree*|
||Apply towards your graduate degree*, Bachelor of Education, or certificate/diploma*|
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How to Apply
Further your professional development or degree with an intensive course in the Okanagan
The School of Education's Summer Institute is designed to appeal to all students. Whether you are looking to get-ahead this summer with a graduate course or interested in developing new skills as part of your professional development plan, the School of Education's Summer Institute offers a course designed for you.
Graduate StudentsProspective Graduate Students
If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate program, we encourage you to review our Graduate Programs page. If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.
*It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.Current Graduate Student
Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). If you intend on taking a 400-level course, please ensure that you receive prior approval by your graduate supervisor using this form
Diploma and Certificate StudentsProspective Students
If you are not currently enrolled in a certificate or diploma program with the School of Education, we encourage you to review our Diploma and Certificates . If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.*It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.
Current Diploma and Certificate Students
Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2018 courses Summer registration eligibility.
Undergraduate StudentsCurrent Students
To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).
Unclassified/Access Studies StudentsNew to UBC
Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/nondegree/apply.cfm
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. In the Education graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a closely-knit learning community.
The Okanagan in the Summer: What to Expect
UBC Okanagan is situated near the northern border of the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of about 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 a 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 First Nations territory of the 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.
Check out this 360-degree video: Kelowna From Above*.
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UBC Okanagan Summer Accommodations
Summer Institute students and families are invited to live in residence, which offers modern living with easy access to campus and community resources. Residences are surrounded by hiking and biking trails, plus panoramic views of the campus and valley.
The Accommodations website includes helpful information about staying on campus.
Campus Summer Activities
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250.807.8203.
Children and Youth Summer Camps
Register for a summer camp or explore summer-time learning opportunities on campus for youth (grades 1-12). Learn more.
Last reviewed 11/14/2018 10:56:50 AM