To PID And Beyond

After completing this PIDP course 3260 I will have twenty of the required thirty points to receive my Provincial Instructor Diploma. Other than the “Capstone Project” that concludes the program I have completed all the required courses and will now start taking the optional ones.

I am currently interested in taking:

I enjoy learning to become a better instructor and there will always be more to learn.

Okanagan College

Okanagan College Learning and Applied Research offers a wide range of courses that are very helpful and I am looking forward to taking them during my PD days.


My friend Matt just joined CCDI Consulting Inc. a company that specializes in training around Equity Diversity and Inclusion. I look forward to taking some of the offered workshops to deepen my understanding of this area.

I am also a spokesperson for the “Be More Than a Bystander” program by the BC Center for Women In the Trades, BCCWITT and the Ending Violence Association of BC, EVA BC. This program aims to change the workplace culture in the trades and give people the tools to stand against gender-based violence and harassment. The program is continuously developing and I am looking forward to learning about the new developments and participating in this development.

Indigenous Education

Like many of us, I make a point of beginning every course or workshop by acknowledging the Indigenous territory I am on. I have been challenged to give this acknowledgment meaning so it doesn’t simply become formulaic. For me as a settler and an educator, the first step has to be to educate myself.

The First Nations Education Steering Committee website has a wealth of information and educational resources and I am looking forward to learning from them and taking part in the educational programs they offer.

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) was founded in 1992 by participants at a provincial First Nations education conference at the Vancouver Friendship Centre. That visionary group of people determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners, and they set out FNESC’s commitment to supporting First Nations in their efforts to improve the success of all First Nations students in BC.


Education does not always have to be formal. Today’s technology gives us the opportunity to learn wherever we are and in different ways. Podcasts are a great way to get information while we are on the go simply by listening.

Faculty Focus is a short, daily podcast that often has information about more content and courses that are interesting

If you have suggestions about what other education I should look into, I would love you to leave a comment under this post.

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