Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) has partnered with BCTF Social Justice to offer a Student Workshop (Grades 8-12) for teachers to stream in their classes on Earth Day, April 22, 2022 at two separate times 10:15-11:30am and 1:15-2:30pm. BCTF will also host BTCEA to run a free, hour-long Pro-D for its members Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 3:30pm-4:30pm PST. 

Sign up for the BTCEA Student Workshop Stream: WATER IS LIFE! (Grade 8-12)

Time Slot 1: Friday, April 22nd, 10:15-11:30 am PST

Time Slot 2: Friday, April 22nd, 1:15-2:30 pm PST

Water is Life is designed to deepen students’ understanding of climate issues, the importance of water in our lives, and our connections to the world and community around us. This workshop will foster student knowledge about climate change, climate justice, and youth leadership, and empower them to take individual and collective action. At the end of the workshop, students will be challenged to form their own positive, sustainable water-related habits (such as avoiding the use of single-use plastics), to help them think critically about how their daily routines are connected to the environment. This workshop is best for Grades 8-12.


Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-4:30 pm PST

This interactive Pro-D workshop is focused on ways to empower and engage students in real-world issues while providing meaning and purpose in a changing world. Participants will be introduced to an edu-system of pedagogical approaches and learning resources to deliver transformative, regenerative education that brings back the joy of teaching. Participants will also explore BTCEA’s flagship program, Student Leadership for Change, a free library of classroom-tested learning resources that integrate many Indigenous ways of learning with critical thinking and action-oriented education. You will leave this workshop with hundreds of ready-to-go free resources, an understanding of how to use them and the authentic eco-social pedagogies which they are founded on.

PRO-D PRESENTER: Maureen Jack-LaCroix, PhD (cand) Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University. Maureen is an inspiring environmental educator with 18 years of professional experience, research and development of socio-ecological learning resources. She has a Masters in Eco-Psychology from Naropa University, is a senior facilitator of Joanna Macy’s work, founded the non-profit Be the Change Earth Alliance in 2005 and co-created the Student Leadership for Change learning resources.

PRO-D CO-PRESENTER: Jake Hubley, B.A., BTCEA Program Coordinator, Regenerative Education consultant.

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