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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.

SFU’s Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum & Instruction: Ecological Education

Start date: October 12, 2016

End date: November 15, 2016

Location: SFU

Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Curriculum & Instruction: Ecological Education is now accepting applications for Summer 2017.

Apply by November 15.

Program Advantages

  • Study and work: classes meet four times/term on a Friday evening, Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Combination of practical and theoretical classes: theory, lab, research, and guided inquiry during classes held at SFU Surrey campus and/or in the field at a location in the Georgia Basin region
  • Apply Ecological Education in a variety of educational settings: K-12 classrooms, post-secondary, community and informal settings
  • Cohort-based program: study with same group of 18 – 24 students, facilitating peer support and knowledge-building across and within disciplines

Place in Education Symposium for B.C. Gr. 4-12 Educators

Start date: September 29, 2016

End date: October 1, 2016

Location: Barkerville, BC

This is a "field trip" for teachers set in the spectacular Barkerville Historic Town, and what we hope will be a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity,

This symposium will explore the challenges of bringing place-based curriculum, place-conscious learning and geographic literacy into the classroom, and bringing the classroom out into the physical and cultural landscape. Our intended audience includes Social Studies educators, teachers who love field trips, and others who want to bring an aspect of Place into their Fine Arts, Humanities, Environmental Science, English/Language Arts, Applied Skills, or Intermediate teaching practice.