FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative

The FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative was delivered in 2021 and 2022 as a 5-day immersive, learning experience involving British Columbia (all schools) middle school and secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) who together with resource guests and learning guides will:

  • collaborate to create innovative climate change curricular materials for your classroom / school;
  • become informed and empowered to inspire students, colleagues and local communities to transform climate literacy into action; and,
  • develop a professional learning community to support growth in climate change education.

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

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

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

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



Outcomes from the 2022 Collaborative



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Any Questions?

If you have any other questions, please direct them to Ms. Sue Roppel, President, Kimberley Foundation, at [email protected].   We thank you for your interest in the FOCUS! Teacher’s Climate Change Collaborative.

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