In 2018, Alberta Curriculum Development for all grades and six core areas (math, science, social studies, language arts, health and wellness and arts) is well underway. The Curriculum for a Sustainable Future continues to support curriculum development to infuse more environment, energy and climate change education across all grades and subjects.
The Alberta Council for Environmental Education supports environment and energy education providers by helping to:
- Understand more about environment and energy education (e.g. current research and best practices) and make connections between environment, energy and climate change,
- Share and learn together as a community to improve our programs and lead to more collaboration, and
- Work collectively to advance environment and energy education by creating regional and provincial common agendas.
At ACEE, we are committed to helping school boards ‘take the next step’ towards environmental sustainability by integrating student learning and school infrastructure. We help school boards:
- Learn from their colleagues about best practices in student learning and environmentally friendly school infrastructure
- Explore synergies between these two areas
- Consider how to take the next step towards environmental sustainability
We've researched how to best engage students in environmental learning, and how teachers can 'go there' without incurring the skepticism of administrators or the wrath of parents! To support teachers we have developed workshops, a program called Connecting Classrooms, and partnered with GreenLearning Canada to bring you Energy Revealed.
Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental and Energy Education (AYLEEE) is a student group from high schools across rural and urban Alberta that demonstrate leadership in environmental and energy education in their schools and communities. ACEE and the Centre for Global Education are supporting the students in their environmental education projects and providing them with opportunities to have their voices heard in Alberta.