Professional Development for Educators

22nd Annual IOP Conference

Investigating Our Practices

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

UBC Vancouver

IOP 2019 Conference Theme:
Being in the World as an Educator

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.

Every year, UBC hosts the 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 
  • Student Learning
  • Teacher learning


Call for Proposals opens: Friday, January 18
Proposal Submission deadline: Sunday, March 3
Presenters Notified: Friday, March 15
Presenters must confirm their acceptance by:  Friday, March 29
Early bird registration deadline: Friday, April 5


View Photos from IOP Conference 2018


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