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Annual Classrooms to Communities Metro Vancouver Winter Solstice Event

Date: December 12, 2019

Time: 16:30-21:00

Location: Bao Down Restaurant, 115 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver

Register now for our annual C2C Winter Solstice event!

December 12, 2019, Bao Down Restaurant (115 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver)

Join us on December 12 at Bao Down Restaurant in Vancouver to celebrate the winter solstice and our work to connect educators interested in place-based learning. We’ll share successes, network with colleagues from across the region and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

4:30-6:00          Metro Vancouver Leaders’ Circle to celebrate local success and collaboratively                                    plan for 2020 and beyond

6:00-9:00          Networking, success story sharing and social

Join K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, community partners, collaborators and champions for change at this FREE regional network event:

  • Be inspired by and connect with champions for sustainability and place-based education in British Columbia
  • Celebrate and share key ingredients for success
  • Learn about new ideas, curriculum opportunities and professional development events
  • Enjoy a selection hors d’oeuvres and beverages

Local Chapter Leadership Clinic

Start date: April 24, 2020

End date: April 26, 2020

Location: Nipika Mountain Resort

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CBEEN and EEPSA will co-host a Leadership Clinic April 24-26, 2020, at Nipika Mountain Resort, and will bring together the leadership teams from each EEPSA Local Chapter to collaboratively plan for the following school year and beyond.

Registration is open to all EEPSA Local Chapter Executive Members from the Columbia Basin, and one representative from EEPSA Local Chapters in BC outside of the Columbia Basin. This Leadership Circle is an opportunity for Local Chapters to team-build and plan while networking and collaborating with other Local Chapters.

Please note: all participants must be current CBEEN & EEPSA members.

Contact Selina Metcalfe for more information.

Classrooms to Communities Conference

Start date: October 16, 2020

End date: October 18, 2020

Location: Prince George

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EEPSA, in partnership with our C2C partners, hosts an annual two day conference on the October PSA day.  The first day of the conference is workshops on place-based learning, and the second day is experiential field studies in the community.  This conference is open to classroom teachers, community educators and academics.

Upcoming conference locations:  October 2020 in Prince George, October 2021 on Vancouver Island, October 2022 in the Kootenays and October 2023 in Metro Vancouver.

 

Leaping into Action-Teachers Rise for Climate Justice

Date: February 29, 2020

Location: Kwantlen Park Secondary

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The climate crisis can be overwhelming, given its complexity and seriousness. In the face of this existential threat, it’s no wonder that many people choose to shut down when the topic arises. For teachers, however, denial is not an option. In our classrooms, we have students who need to know how to prepare for the alarming future in front of us all. They need to know what to prioritize as they face a future of unprecedented changes.

Our keynote features a panel of teen activists from the Cascadia region who are developing strategies and leading in each of their communities.

After the keynote panel we will break into workshop sessions. The line up this year is amazing. Cross Border Conference Workshops List revised 2020.01.13

Register now!

CLASSROOMS TO COMMUNITIES: Connecting People, Place and Planet

Start date: October 24, 2019

End date: October 27, 2019

Location: UBC and other locations around Vancouver

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CLASSROOMS TO COMMUNITIES: Connecting People, Place and Planet

Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in B.C. Teachers and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a more ‘local lens’. By helping educators to connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place and planet, this professional development event hopes to inspire more promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities.

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The Classrooms to Communities (C2C) 2019 Conference aims to support the practice of place-based learning. The conference goals are to:

  1. Model Place-Based Learning through highly interactive, experiential and replicable practices.
  2. Share and explore success stories of place-based learning as K-12 teaching and learning that is central to BC’s curriculum.
  3. Inspire, support and enhance the evolving work of K-12 teachers and partners in BC schools and communities to integrate promising practices of place-based education.
  4. Build greater capacity and collaboration for a BC wide network of place-based education leaders/mentors, including K-12 teachers, schools, school districts, organizations, associations of K-12 teachers and all other interested partners.

Core Values of the Conference:

  1. Place-Based: Helping participants discover the value of place and community, wherever they live, teach and learn.          
  2. Participant Engagement: Facilitating learner-centred experiences and creating space for dialogue and sharing of experiences and practices.
  3. Model Inquiry: Modeling a focus on inquiry through place and community, and exploring Indigenous and other perspectives on inquiry, knowledge and understanding.         
  4. Experiential: Immersing participants in place through lived experience.     
  5. Walk the Talk: Ensuring the event is inclusive and respectful of all people and sustainable to the greatest extent possible.

Format:

The conference will consist of a variety of place-based workshops, experiences, gatherings, community-based excursions and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue.  You are invited to submit proposals in a format that outlines how your session focus will be highly engaging to participants. See evaluation criteria below. Collaborative, co-delivered offerings that celebrate shared successes and goals related to place-based learning are encouraged. All session hosts/facilitators are expected to register for the conference and should do so within 15 days of acceptance of their proposal.

Conference Venues:

Friday, Oct. 25

Venues on UBC Vancouver Campus, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people, including:

  • UBC Longhouse (First Nations House of Learning)
  • Breakout spaces (indoor and outdoor) around campus
  • Robert H Lee Alumni Centre

Saturday, Oct. 26

  • Field Experience Venues around the Region

 Audiences:

C2C 2019 will convene both school-based and community-based educators, as well as other community members committed to place-based, community-connected learning in a wide range of settings, including:

  • Academics/Researchers
  • Administrators and Policy-makers
  • Post-Secondary Instructors/Professors
  • Community-based Educators
  • Educators who work with elementary schools
  • Educators who work with high schools
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Teacher Candidates
  • Teacher Educators

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Walking the Talk for Green Schools Winter Solstice Celebration

Date: December 21, 2017

Time: 5:30-9:30

Location: Science World

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Join EEPSA and other community educators in the winter solstice celebration event. Share your ideas on key ingredients that lead to success within growing our communities.

More information to come soon.

In partnership with EEPSA, Science World, Classrooms to Communities, Metro Vancouver, and HCTF.

Classroom to Communities

Date: November 27, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: J.L. Crowe Secondary, Trail, SD 20

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School district staff and community educators are invited to participate in the pilot 'Classrooms to Communities' Curriculum Implementation Workshop which will take place in 3 weeks at JL Crowe Secondary School in Trail on Monday, November 27.

This is an opportunity for teachers and community educators to come together to learn, share, connect and collaborate to support Place-based Learning within the context of the redesigned curriculum.

9th World Environmental Education Congress

Start date: September 9, 2017

End date: September 15, 2017

Location: Vancouver, BC

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9th World Environmental Education Congress

World Environmental Education Congress – WEEC – is an international congress addressing education for environment and sustainable development. WEEC 2017 is the 9th congress and will take place September 9-15, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

The congress is an international meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable development or which have an interest in the field. WEEC 2017 is as such an opportunity to learn more about the latest in environmental and sustainability education, to discuss with people from all over the world, to share your own work and to learn from others. We are expecting participants from a wide range of countries. Are you maybe a researcher, educator, student, decision-maker, NGO or media working with or having an interest in education for environment and sustainable development, or are you just curious? Welcome!

The congress will discuss the role and importance of education for environment and sustainability at all levels; both in higher education and for lower ages.

Walking the Talk for Green Schools – 2016 Success Sharing Network Event

Date: December 15, 2016

Time: 5:30-9:00

Location: Telus World of Science

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Walking the Talk for Green Schools – 2016 Success Sharing Network Event

Our 8th annual Walking the Talk for Green Schools Solstice Celebration is coming up December 15th at Science World.  This is a rich opportunity to mingle with the EE network in Metro Vancouver, be inspired by great work happening around the region, meet community educators eager to help you connect your students to place, and find out how you can advance EE in your classroom and beyond.  I look forward to seeing you there!