Professional Learning Series

The Faculty of Education offers support for the continued professional learning of educators at all levels working in a variety of environments in the form of an inquiry-based series of 3.5 sessions.

The focus for each series is developed collaboratively in response to specific needs identified within a district, school or educational institution. These needs may arise from policy and curricular changes or the desires to improve educational services in specific areas.


Designed for

These series are made available to school districts, independent schools and other educational institutions on a variety of topics, including:

  • The new BC curriculum (and related topics)
  • Project-based learning and inquiry
  • Approache actionnelle/action-oriented approach
  • Supporting oral language in the classroom
  • Language acquisition in the content areas
  • Numeracy and number sense
  • Literacy
  • Teacher inquiry

Additional topics as requested

What it involves

Series are available in both English and French. Each series will consist of:

  • 3-5 non-credit sessions around a chosen theme
  • Sessions may be held during the day, evening or on the weekend
  • They may be from 2-5 hours each

These series are usually hosted by the district/organization making the request. They may be acommodated on-campus if requested.

What to expect with our collaborative approach

We will:

  • Meet with your organization's designated representative
  • Collaboratively develop the series
  • Develop advertising materials
  • Identify appropriate instructors
  • Provide liaison between the instructor and your representative
  • Monitor program implementation


Programs are available for both teachers in French and English for Educators of all levels. 

Programs in English

Costs vary per series, depending on number and length of sessions. (Approx. $900-3,000)

On campus programs: There will be an additional charge for series held at an SFU campus. 

Programs for Teachers of French

French programs come at no charge and include French Immersion, Core French, Intensive French and Francophone programs.

These series are offered in association with the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs at SFU and are supported by federal funding.

Contact us

Contact our team for information, support and services.