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Friday, February 12 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Empowering Students to Create Global Sustainability through Authentic Learning

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In this informative and interactive workshop, participants will explore pedagogical approaches and free online learning resources to help students develop critical thinking skills and engage creatively in complex global eco-social issues.

Find out how teacher-designed educational resources can help you fulfill the new Ministry guidelines and Core Competencies while offering your students a broad range of sustainability-oriented topics. Explore how Student Leadership in Change (SLC) learning materials and resources, which include worksheets, activities, lesson plans and videos, can help your students interact, connect, understand, and respond to the environmental and social challenges facing our planet. SLC implements research supported pedagogical models to learning, including: “flipped classroom” learning model that provides students with the knowledge on a topic for them to share with their peers, teacher and family (see Wong & Chu, 2014); social-emotional learning model that helps students develop self-efficacy, empathy, resilience and social awareness (see Hulvershorn & Mulholland, 2018); and, value-based learning model that creates self-awareness and understanding of the ‘values and beliefs’ that students have and how it influences their interaction with people, our planet and society (see Iyer, 2013).

The SLC approach is also aligned with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and is highly solutions-oriented, focusing on how students can become agents of change and take positive action in their households, schools and communities. SLC combines online research with local activities and personal actions to help students connect global issues to local solutions. SLC topics applicable for middle and secondary school Social Studies, Science, Careers and more include: climate change, environmental justice, healthy cities, public health, connecting to nature, active transportation, renewable energy and plastic consumption.

This workshop will equip you to inspire, empower and engage your students on a range of environmental and social issues!
Target Audience: Grade 6 – 12 educators


Maureen Jack-LaCroix

Maureen is the Creative Director and Founder of Be the Change Earth Alliance, and SFU PhD candidate in Eco-Social Education and Innovation. She is an inspiring speaker, curriculum designer and environmental educator with 15 years of experience delivering engaging workshops and assemblies... Read More →

Friday February 12, 2021 10:45am - 12:15pm PST