Program

Programming for Environmental Education

Programming for Environmental Education

Climate change, resource depletion, plummeting biodiversity, and environmental degradation are critical societal issues that require an educational response.

Environmental education has become central to teaching and learning in the 21st century, not only for certified teachers, but for all professionals who support teaching and learning in classrooms or communities.

This 3-course professional development series is designed specifically for professionals who support environmental education learning in elementary, secondary and community settings, who want to develop skills in program planning and assessment in environmentally-based teaching and learning.

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What You'll Learn

Through active engagement with course content, outdoor and experiential learning, facilitators, guest speakers and other course candidates, you’ll explore the connections between system-thinking, ecojustice, and eco-identity in relation to environmental education.

By the end of the series you’ll have built knowledge and skills in program planning and assessment to apply in your environmentally-based teaching and learning activities. Please note, this course series will not be counted towards any future Ontario College of Teachers accreditation.

Program Overview

Complete each part of the program sequentially from Part 1-3 to develop skills in environmentally-based program planning and assessment.

Program Length

Less than 6 months

Format

Blended

Class Size

Under 30 Learners

Course Duration

125 Hours

Effort

Varies

Total Investment

$450 per course

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Environmental education is central to teaching and learning in the 21st century; climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation are all pressing contemporary societal issues that require an educational response. This course provides an engaging introduction to teaching and learning in environmental education through a combination of lectures, workshops, outdoor and experiential learning, field trips and guest speakers.

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The sessions build on the content and extend the learning of the first Foundations course.  Collaborate with other Environmental Education Support Staff to explore the connections between system-thinking, eco justice, and eco-identity in relation to environmental education. A combination of lectures, workshops, outdoor and experiential learning, field trips and guest speakers will be utilized to further develop participants' knowledge, skills and expertise in program planning and assessment in relation to environmentally-based teaching and learning.

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The final course for Environmental Education Support Staff consolidates the learning of previous modules to develop your leadership skills and professional practice.  Engage in collaborative inquiry to study and critically analyze the theory and practice of environmental education. A combination of lectures, workshops, outdoor and experiential learning, field trips, and guest speakers will be utilized to further develop participants' research and presentation skills as environmental education leaders. 

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Who Should Enroll in This Program

This program has no formal prerequisites, but applicants should be working in occupations that support environmental education teaching and learning in classrooms and communities.

Most Commonly Related Occupations

Education Assistants

Education Support Staff

Education Coordinators or Leaders

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