Frameworks for Inquiry and Innovative Learning Design (Chilliwack) - Summer 2020

 Blended Format (On-line and In-person)


A Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE), developed in partnership with School District #33, Chilliwack for educators interested in exploring inquiry, cross-curricular and interdisciplinary learning while enjoying the support of a collaborative community.


  • Engaging in inquiry and reflective practice 
  • Exploring B.C.’s new curriculum 
  • Learning through exploration and engagement 
  • Building learning communities 
  • Using existing and emerging educational technologies to enhance teaching and learning 
  • Designing learning experiences and environments to reflect the growing importance of innovation and creativity 
  • Connecting educational purposes, beliefs, values and practices 
  • Recognizing and nurturing the potential of all learners 
  • Engaging with Indigenous and holistic approaches to teaching and learning (First Peoples Principles of Learning)

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for teachers whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows teachers to move from TQS category 4 to TQS 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: SD #33, Chilliwack
  • Suited for: K–12 teachers
  • Classes: Mondays and some Saturdays
  • Summer Institute: Aug. 17-21, 2020
  • Start Term: Summer 2020 (late Apr)
  • End Term: Spring 2022 (Jan)
  • Application Status: CLOSED
    If you are interested in this program, please contact Siân Owen at or at 778-782-4892
  • 2019/20 Tuition*: $314.00/unit
    (Students register for 5 units per term)
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.