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 Institutes

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Upcoming LSF Institutes

Whitehorse, YT - Climate Change Professional Development

Open to educators affiliated with the Yukon Teachers' Association
Date: September 27th and 28th, 2018.
For more information please contact Christian Berneche at

Barrie, ON - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Oct 16-17, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: SMCDSB Professional Activity Centre, St. Joseph's Catholic HS

Address: 243 Cundles Rd E, Barrie ON, L4M 6L1
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by October 2, 2018 (Flyer)

Okanagan Falls, BC - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Oct 19-20, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: Okanagan Falls Elementary School

Address: 1411 Cedar St, Okanagan Falls BC, V0H 1R0
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm daily
Register by October 5, 2018 (Flyer)

Regina, SK - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Nov 2-3, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: Education Building - 2nd floor Teacher Preparation Centre (TPC), University of Regina

Address: 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina SK, S4S 0A2
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Oct 19, 2018 (Flyer)

Calgary, AB - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Nov 5-6, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre

Address: 15931 Woodpath Rd SW, Calgary AB, T2W 5M1
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Oct 15, 2018 (Flyer)

Peterborough, ON - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Nov 6 & 27, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: Peter L. Roach Catholic Education Centre

Address: 1355 Lansdowne St. W, Peterborough ON, K9J 7M3
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Oct 15, 2018 (Flyer)

St. Catharines, ON - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Feb 25 & 26, 2019
Recommended Grades: ECE-8
Location: Brock University

Address: Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex, Room 207. 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines ON, L2S 3A1
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Feb 11, 2019 (Flyer)

York Region, ON - coming soon!

Ottawa, ON - coming soon!


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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