Welcome to PD Corner

Join us on an unforgettable experience!

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You’ve received your PD acceptance 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.

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 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.

I can't wait to attend but what about....travel, supply teacher stipends, accommodations etc.?

Although we can’t help with your sub plans we can help with lots of the other details. Please take a moment to review our FAQ page that will address many of the things that come up when planning to attend an Inside Education Professional Development Program.

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Specific details for your PD program are listed in the CURRENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS section below.

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. We will have hard copies on hand for you to sign during registration. 

Don’t forget to check out other Inside Education Programs
that will enhance your PD experience.

We have classroom resources, youth summits, classroom and field programs for your students.

Current Professional Development Programs

Check out the tabs below for more detailed information about the professional development program that you have been accepted to attend. Please note we often have more than one program on the go.

Stay tuned for our upcoming 2019 Teacher Professional Development Programs

Past Program Information

Mining in Alberta Program - Nov. 1-3, 2018

Thank you so much for digging deeper with us during the Mining in Alberta Teacher Professional Development Program! We were thrilled to have such a great group of engaged educators join us for this 3 day learning adventure and we can’t wait to help you share the experience with your students. Below is some follow up information from the program.

  1. Follow up survey – We would love to learn more about your experience so please take a moment to complete this short program survey.
  2. Add to your mining education resources – Take a look the presentations from our speakers from our Shared Folder and check out our curated collection of classroom learning materials.
  3. Take a trip down memory lane – Check out the video  (Animoto) and photos (Flickr) from our amazing trip and you can also view the detailed program here.
  4. Keep in touch – Be sure to follow up with all the speakers, participants and Inside Education! We’ll send out the contact information via email.
  5. Say thank you and pay it forward  – We know that for many of you, this PD tour was more than just 3 days of tours and bus snacks. Sending a thank you note helps share the impact with the partners who made this all possible and goes a long way to ensuring we can continue to over these experiences to you and your colleagues.

We hope to see you on another Inside Education program soon. Take care!

Andre, Laura, Jill & Kathryn

Energy and Climate Ecolab/A+ for Energy PD - Calgary - August 27-28, 2018

Thank you so much for joining us on our first ever joint PD program!

  1. Files, photos, and more! We tried our hand at creating a Google Classroom but hit some roadblocks with teacher emails and firewalls. So, if you’d like to access any of the presentations or the EcoExpo explanations, head to our shared Google folder.
  2. Partners: Please send an email or hand written note to our partners. They really appreciate hearing from you! We’ve included contact information for BP Canada, Energy Efficiency Alberta, and ENMAX in the participant contact form.
  3. The program: Here is the final schedule for your records: UPDATED! YYC Ecolab & A+ for Energy Schedule

Thanks again everyone! Enjoy your September and we hope to cross paths with you again soon!

Energy & Water Summer Institute - July 3-7, 2018

This 5-day PD program took you through two Treaty lands, three watersheds, and four communities, not to mention over 1,000 kilometers through the beautiful boreal forest region of Alberta! We can’t believe it’s over, and we know it’s a while until September, but here are a few resources and follow-ups to get you through the next few months:

  1. See the detailed 2018 Energy & Water Schedule and our Google map to remember what you did, where you saw it, and who we heard from.
  2. If you haven’t already, please fill out our survey.
  3. Take a look (and download!) the presentations from our speakers from our Shared Folder.
  4. Check out the video  (Animoto) and photos (Flickr) from our amazing trip!
  5. Be sure to follow up with all the speakers and participants! We’ll send out the contact information for the participants via email.
  6. We know that for many of you, this PD tour was more than just 5 days of tours and bus snacks. Sending a thank you note helps share the impact with the partners who made this all possible. Email addresses are below, but if you prefer analog to digital, the postal addresses are also included.

Government of Alberta
The Honourable Shannon Phillips
Minister of Environment and Parks & Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office
aep.minister@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Innovates
Vicki Lightbown, Director, Water Innovation Program
vicki.lightbown@albertainnovates.ca
1800, 10020 – 101A Ave, Edmonton Alberta T5J 3G2

Cenovus Energy
Andrea Wagner, Community Affairs Advisor
Andrea.Wagner@cenovus.com
500 Centre Street SE, P.O. Box 766, Calgary AB T2P 0M5

ConocoPhillips Canada
Evelyn Ferchuk, Director, Communications & Community Investment
evelyn.m.ferchuk@conocophillips.com
401-9 Avenue SW – P.O. Box 130, Station M, Calgary AB T2P 2H7

Devon Canada
Nadine Barber Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Nadine.Barber@dvn.com
2000, 400-3 Avenue SW Calgary AB T2P 4H2

Kimberly Nordbye
Manager, Suncor Energy Foundation & Community Innovation
knordbye@suncor.com
P.O. Box 2844, 150-6 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2P 3E3

We are so happy to have shared this week with you, and we encourage you to keep Inside Education in mind to help support more energy and water conversations in your classrooms. Our Learning Resources are a great place to start: see EnergyDialogues.ca and apply for a CARE Package before taking a look and the rest of our resources. We would love to come to your classroom for a presentation (request one here) or bring your students to a youth summit (junior high and senior high), and of course, we’d love to see you on another PD program in the future (apply here).

Now sit back, relax, and enjoy a well deserved summer break!!

Laura, Steve, and Jayme

Grasslands Program May 31 - June 2, 2018

As promised, here are the follow-up details for you to help bring your experience back to the classroom!

Thank You Contact List
Hearing from program participants goes a long way with our program partners, so please take a moment to send them a quick email with a few highlights and a note of thanks. The full contact list that includes speakers, tour hosts and participants is attached to the follow up email.

Feedback Survey

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts about the program on our post-program survey. Click here to take the survey.

Program Resources

We have uploaded the presentations shared with us during the program as well as some extra resource materials. You can find everything in this document.

Photos: We will upload all our photos to our Flickr site so you can see all your smiling faces. In the meantime you can enjoy this video that has a collection of photos and program quotes.

Travel & Supply Teacher Subsidy

If you required a supply teacher for the dates you were away Inside Education can provide a supply teacher subsidy to help offset the cost. Please review the supply teacher policy  for information on how to claim your subsidy. Eligible costs for this program include: $150 for May 31 & June 1 for a total of $300.

Electricity and Climate EcoLab - Edmonton - April 19, 2018

Electricity & Climate – April 19, 2018
Edmonton, Alberta

We hope you were energized by our electricity & climate program! As promised, here are the follow-up details for you to help bring your experience back to the classroom!

Thank You Contact List
Hearing from program participants goes a long way with our program partners, so please take a moment to send them a quick email with a few highlights and a note of thanks. The full contact list that includes speakers, tour hosts and participants was attached to the follow up email

Feedback Survey

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts about the program on our post-program survey. Click here to take the survey.

Program Resources

We have uploaded the presentations shared with us during the program as well as some extra resource materials. You can find everything in this dropbox folder.

Photos: We’ve uploaded all our photos to our Flickr site so you can see all your smiling faces.

Travel & Supply Teacher Subsidy

If you required a supply teacher for the dates you were away Inside Education can provide a supply teacher subsidy to help offset the cost. Please review the supply teacher policy  for information on how to claim your subsidy. Eligible costs for this program include: $150 for April 19.

2017-2018 Teachers Convention Sessions

Thanks for stopping by the VIP section of our website: PD Corner. Thanks, as well, for joining us for our sessions “Make a Splash!: Navigating Water & Climate Education” and “See the Forest for the Trees: Making the Most of Forest Education” at Teacher’s Convention!

Click on this link to access our Dropbox  to access:

  • A copy of our slideshow
  • All our activity files and worksheets
  • A list of additional resources around water & climate change education
  • Link to Alberta Innovates website

If you don’t mind filling out our short survey to help us improve our Convention presentations, we would greatly appreciate it! And, if you liked this session and want to see more like it at next year’s Convention, please be sure to fill out any Convention survey for our session, or  let the Convention Executive know.

Feel free to navigate around our website for Learning ResourcesPD ProgramsSchool Programs, (see Citizen Science Programs under the dropdown School Events and Projects), and Youth Summits! You can also check out the past PD programs below for links to resources, presentation slides, photos, and more!

Good luck with the rest of your school year!

Jayme & Kathryn

Thanks for stopping by the VIP section of our website: PD Corner. Thanks, as well, for joining us for our sessions “Make a Splash!: Navigating Water & Climate Education” and “See the Forest for the Trees: Making the Most of Forest Education” at Teacher’s Convention!

Click on this link to access our Dropbox  to access:

  • A copy of our slideshow
  • All our activity files and worksheets
  • A list of additional resources around water & climate change education
  • Link to Alberta Innovates website

If you don’t mind filling out our short survey to help us improve our Convention presentations, we would greatly appreciate it! And, if you liked this session and want to see more like it at next year’s Convention, please be sure to fill out any Convention survey for our session, or  let the Convention Executive know.

Feel free to navigate around our website for Learning ResourcesPD ProgramsSchool Programs, (see Citizen Science Programs under the dropdown School Events and Projects), and Youth Summits! You can also check out the past PD programs below for links to resources, presentation slides, photos, and more!

Good luck with the rest of your school year!

Jayme & Kathryn