The FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative is an immersive, learning experience involving British Columbia secondary school teachers and resource guests who will develop an enhanced understanding of climate change topics for the classroom. The 5-day Focus! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative aims to achieve the following goals:
If you are a British Columbia secondary school teacher (Grade 8-12) who is:
we would love you to apply to participate in the pilot FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative.
Teachers in both BC public and independent school systems are eligible to apply.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the 2021 FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative will be offered by Zoom.
To maximize learning and combat Zoom fatigue, we will be using a variety of learning and engagement formats during the immersive. These are:
Resource Guests are distinguished climate change scholars, 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. For each topic we identify a Lead Resource Guest or Lead Resource Guest Team who identify 1-3 advance reading materials for participants, make a presentation or participate as part of a panel discussion, guide interactive topic discussion with participants, and provide feedback on participants’ newly imagined curriculum modules to ensure that core knowledge is learned by future students.
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.
The Application Portal for the 2021 Collaborative is now closed.
If you have any other questions, please direct them to Ms. Sue Roppel, President, Kimberley Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your interest in the FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative.