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

Blended Format (Online and In-person)


A Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program 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 educators whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows educators to move from TQS category 4 to 5 or from category 5 to 5+.

  • Location: SD #33, Chilliwack
  • Suited for: K–12 teachers
  • Format: Blended - delivered online and in-person
  • Classes (per term): Mondays (online) and 3 Saturdays (in-person)
  • Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep)
  • End Term: Summer 2022 (May)
  • Application Status: Closed
  • 2020/21 Tuition*: $320.28/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.