Supporting Teachers

2019 Workshops Coming Your Way!

The ACEE team has been gearing up to offer a fantastic line-up of workshops in the coming months - in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, and Lethbridge.  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.  To find out more about each workshop and to register, simply click on the link next to the date of interest.  Register soon to secure your spot!

How ALL teachers can teach about climate change - and give students hope

Teaching about climate change, and helping students understand what they can do, is so important - but it can be challenging in Alberta, where attitudes toward climate are mixed, and we depend so heavily on oil and gas.  We can help!  We've researched how to best engage students in climate learning, and how teachers can 'go there' without incurring the skepticism of administrators or the wrath of parents!  In this workshop we'll share our secret sauce, and help you identify where your curriculum and this important topic overlap, explore quality resources to enhance student learning - and engage students in appropriate action that give them hope for their future.

 

How to help students - and the planet - through energy education

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face – and you can help your students engage with this topic and feel positive and hopeful for the future.  How? You can help your students learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency, and give them a chance to practice energy conservation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and know they are part of the solution.  In this workshop you’ll ‘learn by doing’ some of our favorite energy activities, review some key resources that you can use in your classroom, and work with colleagues as you plan how to integrate this into your teaching.

May 25 (time TBD) - Recharge Conference (Canmore) 

 

How to teach controversial environment and energy issues in your classroom

Students hear a lot about the issues of our day such as climate change or getting Alberta oil to tidewater. Teachers know the power of connecting student learning to current events - but what to do when the issue you've chosen is controversial and might get some parents upset?  In this workshop, we'll review best teaching practices, show a few examples of powerful project-based and inquiry learning, mention some great teaching resources – and you’ll discuss with colleagues classroom-ready strategies to help you 'go there' with your students.  

May 24 (time TBD) - Recharge Conference (Canmore)

 

Numeracy and literacy: using the environment as an engaging and meaningful context

The phrase “Environment as the third teacher” refers to the use of the classroom environment as teacher. This workshop will unleash the use of the outdoor learning environment to provide authentic and rich opportunities for students to engage in numeracy and literacy. We’ll explore how outdoor learning helps students make meaning of words and numbers, have authentic reasons for writing, understand the magnitude of numbers, estimate, recognize patterns, measure, and understand shapes and space. We’ll have fun doing some activities and expanding your learning environments.

May 25 (time TBD) - Recharge Conference (Canmore)

 

What does excellent energy education look like?

What does excellent energy education look like? In this workshop we’ll showcase some innovative learning activities developed in collaboration with GreenLearning Canada for the Energy Revealed Program. This energy efficiency education and climate action program makes energy visible while giving students opportunities to participate in project-based learning . Be prepared to have fun and add some powerful new activities to your energy education tool kit while learning about this exciting program!

May 24 (time TBD):  Recharge Conference (Canmore)

 

Other Workshops by ACEE

ACEE offers a host of other workshops and we're busy lining up a brand new schedule for the 2019-20 school year. 

Click here to see a full list of our offerings.  If you have a request for a specific workshop topic not represented here, please contact Marie Tremblay at marie@abcee.org and we'll see what we can do!