Upcoming Events

School Garden Ecology Workshop

Date: February 23, 2018

In this teacher Pro-D workshop, learn how to grow an ecologically-friendly school food garden by fostering relationships between soil, plants and animals. Register and learn.

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.

New Teacher’s Conference

Start date: March 2, 2018

End date: March 3, 2018

Location: Radisson Hotel, Richmond

Join EEPSA and many others at the annual New Teacher’s Conference.

Climate Change Education Workshop

Date: March 3, 2018

Location: Nelson, BC

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.

Apply for MEd in Education for Sustainability

Date: March 30, 2018

Begins August 2018. Apply by March 30

This innovative MEd cohort program will engage participants in real-world projects enmeshed in questions of learning and scholarship.

This partnership program features an Adaptive Education model, which builds a pedagogical bridge that ties the project and classroom to the community. Participants will consult on, experiment with, and co-create solutions that address problems which come to light in the course of working with the City of Vancouver on sustainability priorities.

The unique structure of this program includes a body of advisers and experts that support classroom-based research projects and instructors who act as research designers to facilitate group projects with real-world outcomes. Participants will:

  • develop a critical awareness of the concepts of education and sustainability, how they relate, and their implications;
  • demonstrate their learning throughout the program, thereby increasing their employability;
  • build their abilities to work with governments and other partners by collaborating with city staff on sustainability policies;
  • embody the knowledge and skills associated with community building, political engagement, social movement participation, real-world research,  design, dialogue, network building, and knowledge dissemination.

Classrooms to Communities Leadership Clinic

Start date: April 8, 2018

End 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 3-day 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

Burnaby Local Chapter Meeting

Date: April 12, 2018

Time: 4pm

Location: Forest Grove Elementary in room 29

As always please bring along any fellow educators and/or outdoor enthusiasts interested in joining us, the more the merrier.

National Environmental Education Conference “Classrooms to Communities”

Start date: October 18, 2018

End date: October 21, 2018

Location: St. Eugene Mission Resort, ?aq'am Community, Ktunaxa Nation, Southeast British Columbia

From C2C, over 200 educators will gather to learn, share and connect at this made in Canada environmental education conference. Located just five minutes from the Canadian Rockies International Airport we welcome you to join us at St. Eugene Mission Resort on the warmer side of the Canadian Rockies.