Welcome to our Teacher Professional Development Programs!

You’ve received your welcome e-mail from us…now what? We’ve created this page to give you the information you’ll need to make the most of this unique learning experience. If we’ve missed anything, feel free to give us a call at 780-421-1497 and we are happy to answer your questions. Make sure to also review our FAQs section.

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We’re looking forward to meeting you! We hope you enjoy this exciting personal and professional development experience. Please review the information below so we can help you make the most of your journey with us.

What should I bring with me?

Get our recommendations by downloading our list.

Suggested Packing List for PD Tours

How do I claim the supply teacher subsidy?

You’ll find all the details about what is covered and how to claim the subsidy in our Supply Teacher Subsidy Policy.

How do I get in touch with Inside Education after the program has started?

You can reach the main Inside Education office at 1-888-421-1497 and they can connect you with the team that is leading the program. If it is outside of regular office hours please call or text Kathryn Wagner – 403-803-8881.

What forms will I need to sign?

Inside Education values safe programs above all else. We make every effort to ensure a safe environment for all program participants, staff and guests.

Safety Mandate

No Inside Education program will put any student, teacher, participant, staff member at risk of serious injury.

On the first day of any Inside Education PD program, we will ask you to acknowledge that you are aware of the potential hazards and our risk management measures as well as sign a photo release form. Take a few moments to review these documents before the start of the program.

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Oil Sands Education Program – June 1-3, 2017

Fort McMurray

The Athabasca oil sands are the largest known reservoir of crude bitumen in the world and the largest of three major oil sands deposits in Alberta. This introductory program will uncover the processes to get oil of the ground while providing context around issues, discussions, and multiple perspectives.  Check out the dropdowns above for a suggested packing list and more! 

1. Dates & Times:
Start time: 8:00 am on Thursday, June 1
End time: ~1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3

*The program will start and end in Fort McMurray. We strongly recommend participants arrive the evening of May 31.*

2. Location & Accommodations & Transportation
All accommodations will be provided, including hotels for May 31, 2017. Rooms have 2 queen beds and will be same gender, double occupancy. If you know someone on the program and would like to share a room with them, make sure to note it on your confirmation form.

3. The program:

We are still finalizing a few details, so check back soon to see a draft program of the exciting oil sands adventure! Click the image below to see our theme blocks and a bit of detail.

Oilsands PD Tour Themes

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4. Risk, Hazard, and Mitigation, and Photo Release

Please read the forms linked in the drop-down menu above titled “What forms will I need to sign?” before your arrival to the program.

5.  Flight Travel Subsidy

We can provide up to $400 subsidy to help offset your costs! You will be responsible for booking your own flights, and Inside Education will reimburse you after the program is over. More details to come on how to claim your travel subsidy! We strongly advise you to fly in the evening of May 31. We will finish the program at the airport on June 3, and should be there by 1:00 pm. Please book your return flights accordingly. 

6.  Supply Teacher Subsidy – Please note, due to significant costs incurred for program flights, unlike most Inside Education PD programs, we are NOT offering any subsidies for supply teachers.

PAST PROGRAM INFORMATION

Renewable Energy & Electricity May 11-13, 2017

Renewable Energy & Electricity Education Program – May 11-13, 2017
Calgary to Lethbridge & back!

Thank you so much to our awesome group of participants; we couldn’t have done this without you!

1. Resources As promised, we’ve collected resources to support your learning and to help you bring renewable energy topics into your classroom. Download presentations, resources, and more here. 

2. Thank You Contact List: Hearing from program participants goes a long way with our program partners, so please take a moment and send them a quick email with a few highlights and a note of thanks! And thank you for doing so! Click on 2017 REE Partner Contacts for their email information. 

3. Feedback Survey Take a few minutes to share your thoughts about the program on our post-program survey. Click here to take the survey.

4. Photos, Slideshow, and Program

There was a great number of photos taken, and you can find them all here on our Flickr site. (opens in new page). Special thanks to Jamie Burdon for adding an incredible collection of photos!

Get all emotional again and watch our animated slideshow. (opens in new page)

Remember all the exciting people, places, and perspectives we encountered by reviewing the Renewable Energy PD Program 2017 – Agenda

5.  Stay in Touch! Click here to access the contact information for all the awesome participants! (coming soon)

6. Supply teacher subsidy

We can provide a $150/day or $75/half day supply teacher subsidy to help offset your costs! See the Supply Teacher Subsidy form in the dropdown above to find out how to submit a claim.

COSIA Oil Sands Innovation Summit, March 21 - 22, 2017

COSIA’s Oil Sands Innovation Summit

Thank you so much to the high school teachers who joined us at the Oil Sands Innovation Summit. Hosted by COSIA, Alberta Innovates and Natural Resources Canada, this exciting two-day Summit put the spotlight on how innovators from industry, research, government, academia, and the service and technology sectors from around the globe are improving the environmental performance of Canada’s oil sands.

COSIA’s program: Head over to the summit website to see their conference topics and the summit agenda. 

Supply teacher subsidy
We can provide a $75/day supply teacher subsidy to help offset your costs. Unfortunately, we cannot cover overnight, travel, or parking costs. To download the special supply teacher subsidy form, click here:
 COSIA Supply Policy.

Careers in Energy Technologies Education Program, October 25 - 26, 2016

Careers in Energy Technologies, October 25 – 26, 2016

Thank you to the amazing teachers that participated in the 2016 Careers in Energy Technology Program. We were delighted that you were able to join us and hope you enjoyed the program.

Below are the follow up items from this PD adventure.

Resources: We’ve compiled a list of great resources to future support your learning and help you bring the topics to your classroom. Download presentations, resources and more here .

Thank you contact list: Don’t forget to thank our program partners. Hearing directly from teachers goes a long way to to ensuring that these programs are available in the future. Click on the Careers in Energy Technologies contact list for contact information on where to send your note.

Survey: We’d love to know what you thought of the program please take a moment to complete the follow up survey.

Photos: Check out the video and collection of photos from the program.

Program: Remember all the exciting people, places and perspectives we encountered by reviewing the program.

Supply teacher subsidy: If you required a supply teacher for the dates you will be away Inside Education can provide a subsidy to help offset the cost. Please have your administration submit an invoice upon completion of the program (refer to the Supply Teacher Subsidy Policy 2016 for more information). Tuesday October 25 – $150 / Wednesday October 26 – $150 = maximum $300. If you have questions about supply teacher subsidies? Please check out our Professional Development FAQ page or give us a call – 780-421-1497.

Thank you all for your commitment to advancing environmental and natural resources education! We hope to see you on another Inside Education adventure soon.

Jayme and Emily

Species at Risk Program, September 29 - October 1, 2016

Species at Risk Education Program, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016

Thank you to the amazing teachers that participated in the 2016 Species at Risk Professional Development Program. We were delighted that you were able to join us and hope you enjoyed the program.

Below are the follow up items from this PD adventure.

  • Resources: We’ve compiled a list of great resources to future support your learning and help you bring the topics to your classroom. Download presentations, resources and more here.
  • Thank you contact list: Don’t forget to thank our program partners. Hearing directly from teachers goes a long way to to ensuring that these programs are available in the future. Click on the species at risk contact list for contact information on where to send your note.
  • Survey: We’d love to know what you thought of the program please take a moment to complete the follow up survey.
  • Photos: Check out the video and collection of photos from the program.
  • Remember all the exciting people, places and perspectives we encountered by reviewing the program.
  • Supply teacher subsidy: If you required a supply teacher for the dates you will be away Inside Education can provide a subsidy to help offset the cost. Please have your administration submit an invoice upon completion of the program (refer to the Supply Teacher Subsidy Policy 2016 for more information). Thursday September 29 – $150 / Friday October 2 – $150 = maximum $300. If  you have questions about supply teacher subsidies? Please check out our Professional Development FAQ page or give us a call – 780-421-1497

Thank you all for your commitment to advancing environmental and natural resources education! We hope to see you on another Inside Education adventure soon,

Meagan, Karin and Kathryn

Energy and Climate Innovations, July 5 - 8, 2016

Thank you to the amazing group of dedicated educators that were part of Inside Education’s 2016 Energy and Climate Innovation Program! You made the program a huge success and we thank you for your participation and hope that this program has inspired you, your students and your teaching of energy and climate topics in your classrooms.

Below are some follow up items from this PD adventure.

Thank you all for your commitment to advancing environmental and natural resources education in Alberta. We hope to hear about all the interesting projects that will stem from your participation. Keep in touch and we hope to see you on another PD adventure soon!

The Inside Education Energy & Climate Program Team  – Steve, Jayme, Kathryn, Jill and James

Agriculture in Alberta, May 26 - 28, 2016

Thank you to the amazing group of dedicated educators that were part of Inside Education’s 2016 Agriculture in Alberta Program! You made our inaugural agriculture program a huge success and we thank you for your participation and hope that this program has inspired you, your students and your teaching of agricultural topics in your classrooms.

Below are some follow up items from this PD adventure.

  • Please take a few moments to let us know what you thought of the program by completing the online survey.
  • Check out the program video and our collection of  photos taken throughout the program 
  • Remember all the exciting people, places and perspectives we encountered by reviewing the Agriculture Education Program.
  • As promised here are some of the resources from the program including the Agriculture 101 presentation and the game we used to kick things off – enjoy!
  • Supply Teacher Subsidies must be submitted by August 30, 2016. For information about the $150/day subsidy and how to claim it please review our Supply Teacher Subsidy Policy