Professional Development Workshops

Be The Change Earth Alliance offers professional development workshops and SLS teacher orientations for new and returning teachers. If you are interested in learning more about sustainability education and the 21st century pedagogical and teaching tools of the Student Leadership in Sustainability program, we encourage you to attend one of our workshops or to request one using the registration link below.

October 20th Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers, School Administrators, and District Managers

Be The Change Earth Alliance is excited to continue to offer professional development opportunities that engage educators on the value and importance of sustainability education. On October 20th, we are offering two workshops.

Morning Workshop:
 21st century approaches to empowering Student Leadership in Sustainability

Participants will explore leading-edge pedagogical and curricular tools to engage student inquiry, both in and outside the classroom, on environmental sustainability. The SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability curriculum materials help teachers fulfill the new Ministry’s guidelines and develop and assess student competency in Critical & Creative Thinking, Communication Skills, and Personal/Social Responsibility.

SLS’s cross-curricular materials enable student inquiry into global sustainability issues in a wide variety of courses including Science, Socials, Geography, Foods, Family, Planning, Leadership, Social Justice, English, and provides teachers with core competency planning and assessment tools.

400 Progressive educators in over 94 BC schools have provided environmental education to 15,000 students through SLS, connect, understand, and respond to the environmental and social challenges facing our planet.

Afternoon Workshop: Climate Action Champions

Teachers, School and District Administrators, Students, District Energy and Sustainability Managers are invited to explore a regional initiative that puts powerful climate change solutions in the hands of school communities. Climate Action Champions supports short and long-term environmentally sustainable school culture change through action-oriented education that informs and engages students and school communities in climate change solutions.

At this workshop, participants will explore a variety of roles in fostering holistic, action-oriented learning environments where students have their hope for the future restored and build knowledge and skills in working towards collective action. This new initiative is launching in Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, and Richmond school districts.

If you are an environmental education champion in any other district and would like to know how your district can participate, this workshop is also for you!


Date Time Conference Title Location

October 20th, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm -- 21st Century Approaches to Student Leadership in Sustainability (SLS) Vancouver School Board Education Centre
October 20th, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm -- Climate Action Champions: A School Initiative for Engaging Youth in Climate Solutions Vancouver School Board Education Centre


Please click here to register for our workshops.