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11th Annual C2C Winter Solstice Celebration

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Location: Online

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On Thursday, December 16th, teachers, community educators and other leaders from across B.C. will meet online to share successful practices and celebrate our work that connects learners with place and the outdoors.

Participants will:

  • Learn about innovative programs and resources across B.C.

  • Share ideas, inspiration and engaging strategies for teaching and learning linked to local places and outdoor spaces

  • Explore opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in their regions and beyond

  • Meet fellow leaders and celebrate successful practices

EEPSA Annual General Meeting

Date: October 25, 2021

Time: 16:00-17:00

Location: Zoom

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EEPSA's Annual General Meeting will be held online Monday, October 25, at 4 pm.

Please join us for the chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Outdoor Learning Store, a social enterprise run by our partners that offers many amazing resources for outdoor and environmental education!

We will be sharing our goals for the year, ratifying our constitution, adopting our budget, and electing our executive committee! If you want to see any of these documents ahead of time, or are interested in joining the EEPSA executive, or would like the Zoom link, please us know via email: psac66@bctf.ca

10th Annual C2C Winter Solstice Celebration

Date: December 10, 2020

Time: 4:30-6:00 PST

Location: Zoom

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Place-Based Learning in B.C.: Success Stories in Practice

On Thursday, December 10th, join teachers, community educators and other leaders from across B.C. online to share successful practices and celebrate our work that connects students with place and the outdoors during these challenging times. What’s inspiring your practice?

Participants will:

  • Share ideas, inspiration and innovative strategies for teaching and learning linked to local places and outdoor spaces
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in your region and beyond
  • Join the conversation, meet fellow leaders and celebrate successful practices

Click here to register!

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 Provincial Conference

Date: October 23, 2020

Location: virtual

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Lhtakoh* – Where People, Place and Practice Flow Together

*Lhtakoh: Lheidli name for the Fraser which means “waters within each other”

The Classrooms to Communities 2020 Provincial Conference is being held virtually on October 23. Join us as we continue to connect educators from classrooms to communities.

EEPSA, in partnership with our C2C partners, hosts an annual two day conference on the October PSA day.

Because of Covid-19, this is a unique conference, in that the program will all be accessed digitally. Despite not being able to gather face-to-face in community spaces, the focus of the conference is still how to connect students to their communities. Our primary concern is the health and safety of all participants.

The Classrooms to Communities (C2C) 2020 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 central to teaching and learning in BC’s K-12 curriculum.
  3. Inspire, support and enhance the evolving work of pre-K to 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 pre-K to 12 teachers, schools, school districts, organizations, associations of teachers and all other interested partners.

Follow the link for more information and to register: https://c2c-bc.org/conference/

Upcoming conference locations:  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.

Register Now

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.