Professional Development for Educators

21st Annual IOP Conference

Investigating Our Practices


Saturday, May 5th, 2018
UBC Vancouver

Online registration is now open!

Register Now!

IOP 2018 Conference Theme:
Leading Our Own Learning

Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice.

On May 5th 2018, UBC will host the 21st Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.

The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants.


  • Assessment and reporting practices
  • Practicing teacher research
  • New curriculum practices
  • Inquiry as a method of teaching
  • Inclusive education practices
  • Including Indigenous education practices
  • Mentoring practices
  • Social and emotional learning 
  • Mental health 


Call for Proposals opens: Friday, January 19 2018
Proposal Submission deadline: Friday, March 2 2018
Presenters Notified: Friday, March 9 2018
Presenters must confirm their acceptance by:  Friday, March 23 2018
Early bird registration deadline: Friday, April 6th 2018


View Photos from IOP Conference 2017


This annual conference is offered by UBC Faculty of Education and the BC Teachers’ Federation.