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.
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 Support Staff
Education Coordinators or Leaders
Less than 6 months
Under 30 Learners
$495 per course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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.View Course
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