Teaching about the environment, climate change, and energy while helping students understand what they can do, is so important - but it can be challenging in Alberta, where views and attitudes on these topics are highly polarized. We can help! We've researched how to best engage students in environmental learning, and how teachers can 'go there' in a manner that is open, respectful, evidence-based, and that fosters empathy and critical thinking skills. To support teachers we have developed a wide range of workshops, a program called Connecting Classrooms to Professionals, and partnered with GreenLearning Canada to bring you Energy Revealed.
2019-20 Workshops Coming Your Way!
The ACEE team is gearing up to offer a fantastic line-up of workshops for the 2019-20 school year - at ATA conventions in Edmonton and Calgary. Whether you’re interested in fun environmental activities to do in your schoolyard or engaging students in learning about energy and climate change, we have something for everyone AND every grade level. Click here to see a full list of our current offerings. If you have a request for a specific workshop topic not represented here, please contact Marie Tremblay at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do.
Recharge 2020 Conference
At our energy and environmental education conference, teachers and educators will come together for three incredible days of professional development in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. At Recharge, come prepared to
Be inspired and energized by connecting and learning together.
Build knowledge and skills that will bring environmental and energy education into your classrooms and communities.
Confidently apply new knowledge and ideas in your professional practice
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Energy Revealed is a national learning initiative that brings real-world energy monitoring and management into the hands of students, teachers and facility managers. This cross-curricular, multi-grade, experiential learning program leverages installed and plug-in energy monitoring technology to provide practical, hands-on opportunities with real life applications. Learn more about the Energy Revealed program.
Connecting Classrooms to Professionals
Our Connecting Classrooms to Professionals program matches classrooms with working professionals in various fields to help advance learning in topics surrounding climate, energy, the environment, and sustainability. Click here to learn more about the Connecting Classrooms program.
Climate Change Education
Calgary Schools for Climate Action
This new initiative seeks to engage Calgary's school community in student-led climate action that supports Calgary's Climate Resilience Strategy and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. To learn more, click here.
Energy Transition Game
The Energy Transition Game is a simulation activity where students play the role of a key player in Alberta's energy system: an energy developer, influential stakeholder, or member of government. The objective of the game is to encourage students to think about energy from multiple perspectives and consider the future of the energy system in Alberta. Click here to learn more.
Environmental Education and Your Curriculum
The current curriculum has many opportunities for including environment, energy and climate change connections. To learn more about how you can begin increasing environmental literacy in your classroom click here. Additionally, check out our Resource Hub for more classroom resources!
Grade 10 Social Studies Unit
Are you a Grade 10 social studies teacher? To learn more about the new education program to support the Grade 10 Alberta Social Studies curriculum click here: Living in a Globalizing World: Exploring Global Climate Change and Climate Leadership.