Field Trips for Teachers

Field trips are for teachers too!!

BC Field Trips recognizes that it’s not just students who benefit from learning outside the classroom. This section contains links to a range of professional development opportunities designed allow teachers to jump right in to the hands on learning that we so carefully plan for our students.

Learning experiences exist on a variety of subject areas, of varying lengths and for teachers at all grade levels. Many are free or very low cost. Check them out!

If you know of other ‘field trips for teachers’, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list!

Agriculture in the Classroom Summer Institute
Spend a wonderful week as you tour the vineyards and orchards while learning how to make agriculture a part of your curriculum. Get connected with colleagues and with those who produce your food. A five day, 3 credit learning experience that was last held in Vernon, BC from July 23-27, 2012, in Abbotsford, BC.

Historical Thinking Project Summer Institute

This exciting institute will take you on an exploration of historical thinking, while examining the themes of immigration and aboriginality. As well, we will look at the broader substantive theme of cultural exchange across borders. July 4 - 9, 2012.

BC Teacher's Institute on Parliamentary Democracy

Each year, teachers from across the province are invited to spend four days at the Legislative Assembly to experience B.C.'s parliamentary system first hand.  Throughout the intensve workshop, teachers meet with a variety of elected and non-elected officials and work with their colleagues to develop new lesson plans.  Please visit our website for additional information and to apply to future Institutes.

Mineral Resources Eduation Program
Visit a working mine on a guided field trip for educators. Past trips have visited Highland Valley Copper Mine. Next trips for practicing teachers at the New Afton Mine (10 km from Kamloops), October 18, 2012

French Teachers Bursary Program
Bursaries to assist Core French, Immersion or Francophone Program teachers to attend credit and non-credit courses to improve their French academic and linguistic qualifications. The bursary covers tuition, transportation and living expenses for immersion courses and tuition for courses taken for credit only to a maximum amount for both.

Teachers Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy
A five day program offered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa for K-12 teachers from across Canada. Next program runs November 4th - 9th, 2012.

Continuing Stuides in Education, University of Victoria
Continuing Studies in Education (in collaboration with the UVic Faculty of Education) works with schools, districts, teachers’ associations and communities to bring a rich and diverse range of credit and professional/renewal offerings to educators of our children and youth.  We offer:

  • professional development/renewal offerings, credit courses and credential programs
  • flexible delivery: online and face to face; evenings, weekends and pro-d days
  • year-round programs


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