The Climate Collaborative for Educators is a jointly created program designed by Sue Roppel (Kimberley Foundation), Tom Harding (West Point Grey Academy), and Dr. Travis Fuchs (Crofton House)
Returning for its 4th year, we have evolved our unique immersive climate change professional development program – The Climate Collaborative for Educators – for 2024 through a continuing partnership with the Independent Schools Association of British Columbia (ISABC). Targeted to ISABC teachers (Grades 7-12), staff, counsellors and administrators, the multi-event series will combine multidisciplinary climate change learning with hope-focused, eco-anxiety reducing strategies for classrooms and schools. Participants will work together to create enhanced climate change products (curricular modules and units, resource and toolkits) for the classroom and new approaches and strategies for the school.
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(Measured in Tonnes)
When: Friday, 20th October 2023, 9:30am-3:00pm
Where: Brentwood College, Vancouver Island
Who: All are welcome.
Cost: $40 (includes lunch and workshops)
Transport from the Mainland: Complimentary bus service between Swartz Bay, Departure Bay and Brentwood College have been arranged (limited space, specific ferry meet-ups, see details on full agenda).
What: Session workshops will model innovative practice by BC educators and innovators as they tackle the complex issue of climate change. Be inspired by practical examples of teachers building students’ climate literacy and climate action. Participants will actively participate during workshops and we hope leave with new inspiration and new resources for their own climate change education journey.
Highlights of the Day:
Ms. Christine Avey (Westmount Charter School) [Winner]
Ms. Catherine Corkery (St. Anne Catholic Elementary School) [Finalist]
Mr. Duncan Sinclair (East Elgin Secondary School) [Finalist]
Ms. Ali McTavish (Mulgrave School) [Noteworthy Achievement]
Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch (Earl Haig Secondary School [Noteworthy Achievement]
Dr. Terri Willard (Seven Oaks Met School) [Noteworthy Achievement]
The FOCUS! Schools Take Action to Change Climate Change award recognizes the central role that schools play in modelling and inspiring positive environmental action. Awards of $10,000 were granted to two schools that demonstrated excellence in environmental and climate change leadership in at least one or more of the following areas:
St. George’s School of Montreal [Co-Winner]
(Principal: Ms. Nathalie Bossé)
Career and Technology Centre [Co-Winner]
(Program Lead: Mr. Adam Robb)