Here are some frequently asked questions. Feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any further questions!
The SLC: Student Leadership for Change Program resources have been created through an iterative process in collaboration with BC teachers since 2009. This means they have been designed to meet both teachers’ and students’ needs, to offer flexibility while also meeting curriculum requirements and core competencies.
Since 2011 our resources have been used by over 11,000 BC teachers, reaching over 35,000 students.
Here is an instruction guide on signing up to SLC
First, register by following this link: here. Once registered, sign in by clicking “SLC Login” in the top navigation bar of our website.
Choose either English Or French, our action packs are offered in both English and French. Please keep in mind that some of our material has not yet been translated. If you are a french teacher, please select both English and French to gain access to all the materials. Please fill in the information accurately, this helps us gauge members.
For existing users, please go here, to update your account.
When logging in, you will be asked if you would like to access our material in English or French. Choose your choice of language.
If you have selected English, you will be directed to our SLC site.
If you have selected French, you will be directed to our LEDD site.
If you wish to use our action packs, in the top menu, select "modules", there you can choose between all of our different Action Packs which are separated by. If you wish to use our premade units, in the top menu, select “Units”, there you can choose between all of our different units.
For information on providing access to students, see email titled “Important SLC Login Information” which was sent to you when you signed up to SLC. Students have a universal login. All students log in with the same email and password.
Students login information was sent to your email when you signed up for SLC
The title of this email is: Important SLC Login Information
Please search your email.
SLC resources and workshops are designed to meet the core curriculum requirements for middle school and secondary school-age students. SLC is currently used in a wide range of Socials, Science, Home Economics, Planning, and French courses. For an overview of course connections click here
The SLC resources offer great flexibility and adaptability to meet specific classroom needs. Teachers have in the past delivered a full module based on the lesson plans, have mixed and matched action packs from different modules, and particularly in the younger grades have taken on one action pack as an entire class. To see how to turn an Action Pack into a Lesson click here
The great thing about SLC is that the resources are highly flexible and customizable to meet your classroom’s needs. Based on past experience teachers have generally devoted anywhere from 2 – 10 classes to SLC with the average being 5 classes. The process generates lots of student interest and classroom discussions! For an overview of one SLC unit outline click here
An Action pack is basically a worksheet. They are an all in one document that includes research articles which students will use to complete the assignment. There are 5 topics: Health, Conscious Consumption, Conservation, Connection, Justice. Each of which contain multiple topics students can pick from.
SLC is made up of 6 independent and interchangeable modules that focus on a significant value for a sustainable worldview. This includes health, consciousconsumption, conservation, connection, justice, and innovation. Each module includes a lesson plan, student worldview survey, videos, Indigenous wisdom quotes, and different class activities and questions.
Each Further Explorations section, located at the bottom of each ‘Action Pack’ page includes:
Careers related to the Action Pack topic
A one-page Related Careers worksheet
A one-page Current Events worksheet
A one-page Stakeholders worksheet
A self-evaluation form
An exploring interconnectedness activity
A unit is a group of Action Packs Which have been organized to fit within a topic. There are 4 units in total: Climate & Connection, Climate Action, Green Careers, Community health.
Yes, Be the Change Earth Alliance is a non profit organization that aims to bring eco-social educational resources and programming to educators in British Columbia. If you are a teacher outside of B.C., please email us at [email protected]to inquire.
BTCEA offers Climate Action workshops to augment our resources within the Metro Vancouver area. As a small NGO, when we do not have grant support for workshops we do charge a fee for our workshops to cover any travel costs and staff time, however, we never want the cost to serve as a barrier for teachers. To book a workshop, please follow this link. To inquire about our workshop offerings email [email protected]
The best way to help is by giving us your feedback. This can be done by filling out our teacher survey, along with having your students fill out the students survey. We also welcome any new ideas and suggestions! Please contact us at: [email protected]