Faculty & Staff Professional Development

ISTE Standards for teachers:

Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the standards.

Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.

Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behaviour in their professional practices.

Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.

The above points are summaries of the ISTE standards. For more information please see http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf.

Educational Technology Support offers a variety of training and development programs focused on technology-enhanced teaching and learning, in order to advance our goal of encouraging instructors’ ability to deliver quality instruction in classroom, blended, and distance modalities.

Through its services, including professional development offerings, ETS aims to foster richer learning experiences and to support scholarship, research and community engagement within and beyond the Faculty of Education.

Our programs and workshops help faculty meet the International Society for Technology in Education’s Standards for Teachers. These standards promote student engagement and creativity by enriching both learning and professional practice.

Learning Technology Sessions

Our Learning Technology Sessions page shows all of the events that we have to offer. This page will allow you to filter and sort our events so you can find the event that meets your professional development needs.

Our Calendar page shows the scheduled events in the calendar format.

Drop-In Sessions

ETS offers weekly drop-in sessions (no registration required) for both learning technology and course design consultations. The purpose of these sessions are to allow Faculty and Staff to drop-in to have their questions answered and receive hands-on support at a time that works best for them. We also have our Tech Rovers available during the week to offer the same level of support in a more convenient place for faculty.

Please see our Drop-In Sessions page for drop-in schedules and additional information.

Self-Paced Learning

We understand that sometimes the busy schedules of faculty and staff may not be able to accommodate attending a 60 or 90 minute workshop at a given day or time. Thankfully, UBC has some excellent resources that allow you to learn on your own time and at your own pace.

Please see our Self-Paced Learning page for an up-to-date list of learning resources available to faculty & staff at UBC.

On Demand

ETS offers various on-demand options for training and support. If you’d like to book a 1-on-1 appointment with our staff, book one of our Tech Rovers to come to your office, or if you would like to have our team facilitate a workshop for your department/team/unit – we’re happy to help! Simply submit a workshop request.