The FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative is a 5-day immersive, learning experience involving British Columbia middle school and secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) who together with resource guests and learning guides will:
The FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative was an incredible best professional development opportunity. I feel ready to work with students in my class as well as to work with my colleagues to create multidisciplinary units and school-wide initiatives. I felt empowered from this experience and appreciated how thoughtful the planning was for teachers. It was time well spent. – Helen Erickson, Smithers Secondary School
If you are a British Columbia middle or senior secondary school teacher (Grade 7-12) who is:
We would love you to apply to participate in the 2022 FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative.
Teachers in both BC public and independent school systems are eligible to apply.
This program – an intense, professional development opportunity – is exactly what is needed for supporting teachers in gaining the confidence to address this most fundamental problem of our times. The FOCUS Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative provided an outstanding framework and scope-and-sequence for really digging into the science as well as the cultural/political issues of climate change. I feel prepared to become vocal about climate change in my school, town and district communities. – Monique Richoux, Falkland School
It is our plan to offer the 2022 FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative IN PERSON in VANCOUVER, BC at SFU Harbour Centre. We will, however, adjust this plan should the BC Health Officer recommend against in-person gathering.
We will be using a variety of learning and engagement formats during the immersive. These are:
The FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative was an invaluable opportunity to meet and work with like-minded educators and innovators to plan and execute real change for our planet through our students. – Karla Lockwood, Ecole KLO Middle School
Resource Guests are climate change scholars, indigenous knowledge holders, innovators, or action leaders, and are fundamental to the success of our initiative. Resource Guests are the individuals who define and shape participants’ knowledge acquisition, spark topic curiosity, and stimulate highly interactive discussions to deepen climate change understanding: they are learning journey guides.
We have an amazing line-up of Resource Guests participating in this endeavour and express our sincere gratitude to all for sharing their knowledge and leading our collective learning journeys.
If you have any other questions, please direct them to Ms. Sue Roppel, President, Kimberley Foundation, at email@example.com. We thank you for your interest in the FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative.
The FOCUS! Collaborative for educators is very well-designed and supported with excellent resources. Everything about the program content was authoritative, interesting, and relevant. I think the FOCUS Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative has something to offer all teachers who want to meaningfully address the climate crisis with their students. I strongly recommend this program to any educator who wants to transform and reinvigorate their teaching around the climate crisis. – Theo Wyne, Richmond Secondary School