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Time: 7 pm - 12 pm

Location: St. Eugene Mission Resort near Cranbrook BC

EECOM 2018

The theme for the 2018 Conference is Classrooms to Communities (C2C) which envisions learners and educators being deeply connected to place, community and planet, able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and taking responsibility to do so.

The purpose of Classrooms to Communities is:

  1. To promote leadership and mentorship capacity for place-based education and environmental literacy;
  2. To effectively communicate success stories of place-based education as teaching and learning;
  3. To support the ongoing and evolving work of educators and community partners to integrate place-based education as best practice;
  4. To build greater capacity and collaboration as a network of place-based education leaders/mentors, including teachers, schools, school districts, community organizations, associations of teachers and other place-based partners.

Climate Change Education Workshop

Date: March 3, 2018

Location: Nelson, BC

Climate Change Education Workshop

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is hosting a Climate Change Education Workshop for educators from across the Columbia Basin. This will take place in Nelson on Saturday, March 3 and is just $20 for CBEEN members ($40 for non-members) and includes climate change education resources, a morning workshop by Columbia Basin Trust's Climate Action Program, a national resource round-table over lunch with organizations like Green Teacher, Let's Talk Energy and Green Learning Canada, and the BCTF 'Climate Heroes' workshop in the afternoon.

This workshop will help teachers to develop effective climate change education and is put on as a partnership between the Kootenay Lake Local Chapter of EEPSA, the BCTF, Columbia Basin Trust, Wildsight and CBEEN. More information and registration is here: http://cbeen.ca/climate-change/

It would be great if you could join us.

Classrooms to Communities Leadership Clinic

Date: April 10, 2018

Location: Camp Alexandra, Surrey

BC curriculum is changing. School districts and teachers are working hard to transform along with it. The Metro Vancouver Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Leadership Clinic is an immersive professional development opportunity for school district teams to advance community connected learning as a priority school district action strategy.

What’s in it for your school district / team?

  • Focused time to develop action plans, team building and purposeful collaboration
  • Relationship building and success sharing within and between school district teams
  • Expertise, inspiration and support from colleagues and C2C community partners
  • A unique setting in the heart of Crescent Beach – close to people and nature

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.

Apply for MM.Ed. Master of Museum Education

Date: March 1, 2018

Location: UBC

Online 90% | In-Person 10%
 
Begins September 2018 | Apply by March 1
 
Develop your capacity for improving Teaching & Learning, Curriculum & Theory, and Pedagogical Practice.
 
THE PROGRAM
As museums contemplate new roles within society it will be incumbent upon museum professionals, and particularly museum educators, to become catalysts for different ways of thinking about the educational roles and potentials of museums and other informal learning sites, teaching and learning in museum settings as well as exploring new relationships between museums and the broader community.
 
This program will provide the necessary skills and knowledge for careers as educators in informal settings such as museums, locally and globally, and to support classroom-based teachers in expanding their use of the community as a learning site. The program model is one that recognizes the need for contextualizing museum education curriculum in both home country context (which has its own unique social and political context) and in the Canadian cultural context of museum education, in which practices may be conceptualized in other beneficial ways to that of the student’s own country of origin. The end result are graduating students that are then better able to influence the systems in their own countries with strengthened capacities to introduce beneficial reforms around museum education.

Master of Museum Education Information Session

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location: Online

The Master of Museum Education (MED5) program starting September 2018 (application deadline is March 2018) is having  an online information session on Thursday, September 28, 4pm-5:30pm (PDT).
 
The MED5 is a part-time, blended cohort graduate program open to domestic and international students – it is delivered 90% online.  Focusing on the study of education and learning that occurs in museums and other informal learning context, the programs draws together museum professionals and educators, and those with an interest in using the community to support teaching and learning to further their thinking and scholarship around museums as sites of education and learning.
 
If you are interested in the MED5 program and would like to learn more, please RSVP to the online info session, which will be held using the BlueJeans conferencing system.

Place-based Education Webinar

Date: February 1, 2017

Time: 4:30-5:30

Place-based Education Webinar

This Place-based Education webinar will showcase examples and discussion about what constitutes excellent place-based curriculum and student work and how these authentic products inspire deep learning. Webinar presenter Amy Demarest is the author of the book Place-based Curriculum Design (Routledge, 2015). She is a former middle-school teacher who now works with formal and non-formal educators in a variety of settings. Most of the graduate courses she has taught have been on standards-based curriculum design but recently she has been able to focus solely on place-based design work.