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.

On Demand

ETS offers various on-demand options for training and support. If you’d like 1-on-1 support, book an appointment with one of us, please email us at ets.educ@ubc.ca. 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.

Online Support

We are available online! Get in touch and we can book a web-conference appointment over Skype for Business.

Learning Technology Workshops

We offer various workshops, including Canvas High Tea. Learn more about our upcoming professional development events.

Drop-In Sessions

ETS has an open door policy for drop-in sessions (no registration required) for learning technology help. The purpose of these sessions are to allow Faculty and Staff to drop-in to have their questions answered and receive hands-on support. Feel free to come by anytime during our office hours, we are open from 8:30am-4:30pm.

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.