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Season 2: Beyond the Chalkboard Now Available!

Get your earphones ready!  Season 2 of our podcast Beyond the Chalkboard hosted by Dr. Gordon Cobb is out now.  Listen on or on your favourite podcast app.  New episodes will come out bi-weekly. 


This website is stewarded by the Teaching & Learning Commons which serves as a catalyst, collaborator, connector, communicator and coordinator for teaching, learning and scholarship at KPU. Find professional development opportunities via our events calendar, get the latest news, tips and info about initiatives that are underway for KPU educators, share your updates and experiences and read those of others.


KPU-May-Learn: Call for Proposals

KPU-May-Learn is a month of professional development for educators and researchers taking place in the month of May 2020. Within this month we will hold our annual Symposium (May 25, Surrey), and a mix of PD opportunities.

We invite proposals from the KPU community on teaching, learning, and research topics and encourage those to share topics of personal interest for our general PD days.   

Proposals will be peer-reviewed by a committee and must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Proposal Submission Form

Freskdesk has launched!

Freshdesk is the platform that hosts the Teaching & Learning Commons resource knowledge base.  It includes teaching and learning resources, webinars, articles, quick start guides, videos, and other tools to support your training practice. Search for specific items or browse around for information. Do you have a resource you would like to see added? Email us at  We value your feedback and welcome any comments you may have to help improve our knowledge base.

January Newsletter is out!

Missed it in your inbox?  You can find an archived issued HERE

Catch up on previous issues:

Our Spring 2020 Events and Workshops brochure is now available! 

Check the brochure or look at our Events Calendar to register for upcoming workshops and events.

Connecting through our Blog

Our teaching and learning blog "Friday Morning Coffee" is updated weekly with posts from the Commons team, to subscribe, If you would like to share a teaching tool, strategy or insight, contact:

Scholarship, Funding, Awards & Leadership Opportunities

Scholarly Inquiry Grants (SIGs)
Want to try a new approach, learning technology, tools in your field, etc., in your teaching and to observe the results? Need a research assistant to help you with the literature review, data collection and analyzing the data? Need some funds to present your inquiry project? Apply for a Scholarly Inquiry Grant (SIG) for up to $2k to innovate and inform your teaching practice. Grants are now available on an ongoing basis! | Info

Award, Funding and Leadership Opportunities
Additional opportunities for KPU educators are listed on the T&L Scholarship, Funding and Awards page.


02/24/2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

Join us virtually from 10am to 1pm and get support on all of your learning technology needs.

02/24/2020 - 10:00 to 11:22

Wondering about how to increase student engagement in your classroom? Struggling to successfully engage a diverse community of students? Interested in expanding your pedagogical toolbox?

02/25/2020 - 11:30 to 13:30

Last year KPU launched an open pedagogy fellowship program in which KPU faculty were paired with faculty from Montgomery College (Maryland, USA) to design course assignments that focused on the

02/26/2020 - 10:30 to 12:00