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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Institutes offered in collaboration with Natural Curiosity

Simcoe/Muskoka, ON - coming soon!

Niagara Region, ON - coming soon!


Institutes offered in collaboration with Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF)

Kingston, ON - Finding Curriculum in Nature, The Local Community and Student "I Wonders"

Date: Aug 7-9, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: St. Lawrence College

Address: 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 5A6
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register through OTF here - find us under Week 5 Institutes! 

Upcoming LSF Institutes

Toronto, ON - Fostering Well-Being Through Authentic Inquiry

Date: Jul 11-12, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-Grade 12
Location: TFS - Canada's International School, The Learning Forum

Address: 318 Lawrence Ave E, North York, ON M4N 1T7
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Jun 16, 2018 (Flyer)

Toronto, ON - Using Filmmaking to Enhance Authentic Inquiry and Project-Based Learning

Date: Jul 18-19, 2018
Recommended Grades: 6-10
Location: Rm 280 York Lanes, York University

Address: 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily
Register by Jun 15, 2018 (Flyer)

Regina, SK - Making Authentic Inquiry Work!

Date: Nov 2-3, 2018
Recommended Grades: ECE-12
Location: Education Building, University of Regina

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

Ottawa, ON - Seeds of Change: Supporting the Implementation of Authentic Inquiry 

Date: TBD
Recommended Grades: Administrators for grades ECE-8
Location: TBD

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)

Whitehorse, YT - coming soon!

Calgary, AB - coming soon!

York Region, ON - coming soon!

Peterborough, ON - coming soon!

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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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