Professional Development

In support of a lifelong passion for learning, Meadowridge School encourages and supports professional learning for all faculty and staff.

Our Vision has guided our school in developing leaders – people who pursue substantial questions, who are adaptable and thoughtful, who are balanced and reflective, and who can shape the future for themselves and for their society. At Meadowridge, our whole community is committee to lifelong learning.

We support one of the largest professional development budgets, and work with UBC in preparing new teachers, because the only way to improve teaching and learning is to support the learning and inquiry of teachers in a professional community.

Currently, over 40 percent of Meadowridge faculty hold advanced degrees, including one PhD.

I've traveled, I've done different university programs, I'm working on my Master's right now. Meadowridge is fantastic as for professional development. Scott Spurgeon, Athletics Director

Professional Development

in the Primary Years Programme

Our faculty has attended over 60 PYP workshops and are certified not only in the mandatory Category 1 workshops, but also Category 2 and 3 training in individual curricular areas, including reading, writing, social studies, science, math, physical education, music, and art.

Many PYP teachers have attended workshops on Inquiry-based learning, assessment, concept-based learning, action, information and communication technology, the exhibition, play-based learning and early childhood education.

Four members of our PYP team have specialized training at the IB Academy, and lead workshops throughout North America.


Professional Development

in the Middle Years Programme

Our faculty has attended over 40 MYP workshops since the program’s inauguration in 2005, including individuals and societies, language and literature, mathematics, science, design, fine and performing arts, language acquisition, the personal project, and librarianship to name a few.

Eight members of our MYP team have specialized training at the IB Academy, and lead workshops throughout North America.


Professional Development

in the Diploma Programme

Our faculty has attended over 30 DP workshops since the program’s inauguration in 2012, including language and Literature, history, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, math studies, language acquisition, the CAS program (creativity, action, and service), the TOK program (Theory of Knowledge), the extended essay, business and management, visual arts, and theatre arts.