Professional Development

Educators are faced with the challenge of preparing students for a changing 21st century world. LSF workshops focus on seven interrelated strategies from our Connecting the Dots resource to create learning experiences that put students in the driver’s seat to propel their own learning, leading to responsible active citizenship.

We welcome you to our community of educational leaders who are transforming learning. Each professional development event brings together educators to share their interests and experiences while advancing their practice and that of their colleagues.  We look forward to learning with you. 


Upcoming Inquiry Institutes offered in collaboration with Natural Curiosity

Jump to:   Victoria, BC | GTA, ON | Montreal, QC  

Victoria, BC - Making Authentic Inquiry Work! 

Date: Fri, Oct 20 (Prov. Pro D) & Sat, Oct 21, 2017 
Recommended Grades: ECE-Grade 12
Location: Royal Roads University, Centre for Dialogue 

Address: 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria BC, V9B 5Y2
Time: 9am - 4pm daily
Cost: $295 (GST, Breakfast, lunch and refreshments and 2 publications included)
Registration Full! (Flyer)


GTA, ON - Climate Change Challenges: Educators Exploring the Opportunities

Date: November 30 - December 1, 2017
Recommended Grades: gr 7-12
Location: York University

Address: Founders College Room 305, York University, 4700 Keele St, North York ON, M3J 1P3  
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Cost: $350 + HST (breakfast, lunch and refreshments and publications included)
Register by November 13, 2017 (Flyer)


Montreal, QC - Making Authentic Inquiry Work! 

Date: November 30 - December 1, 2017
Recommended Grades: Preschool-Secondary
Location: Bibliothèque Mercier

Address: 8105 rue Hochelaga Est, Montreal QC, H1L 2K9  
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm daily
Cost: $295 (GST, Breakfast, lunch and refreshments and 2 publications* included)
Register by November 13, 2017 (Flyer)
*Note this workshop is facilitated in English, but all our resources are available in both English & French

Request a Workshop near you!

For further information on these and other PD events OR if you would like an institute tailored to your jurisdiction, please contact Elaine at or call 1 877 250 8202 or 416 327 2032.

Nos services de perfectionnement professionnel sont également disponibles en français. Pour plus de renseignements sur ces activités de perfectionnement professionnel et d’autres encore, veuillez communiquer avec Elaine à ou composer le 1-877-250-8202 ou le 416-327-2032.


Our Professional Development Events Get Great Reviews

I feel like I have a deeper understanding of the inquiry process because I was directly experiencing it in the institute.

Using the professional inquiry approach in the LSF/NC institute was enlightening. You feel safe, included and respected.

The chance to work with the facilitators and everyone who came to the session was inspiring.

It was the best learning experience for Inquiry-based leaning. I am now clear and more comfortable implementing inquiry while incorporating nature.

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