Faculty & Staff Professional Development

ISTE Standards for Educators:

Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.

Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning.

Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.

Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.

Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students.

Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals.

The above points are summaries of the ISTE standards. For more information please see https://www.iste.org/standards/for-educators.

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 Standards for Educators developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). These standards promote student engagement and creativity by enriching both learning and professional practice.

Learning Technology Workshops

We are currently revisiting our workshop offerings for 2018 and will be posting details soon. We currently support course development processes, learning technologies integration and online teaching practices, so if you would like specific workshops in any of these areas, feel free to contact us.

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.