In an effort to support teachers as they explore transformative eco-social justice education, Be The Change Earth Alliance will be hosting bi-weekly online cafes the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month. These networking opportunities will be from 3:30-4:30pm Pacific Time beginning Mon. Sept. 11th, 2023 and are open to all educators.
Together we will co-construct understanding around transformative eco-social justice education and support one another in navigating the opportunities and challenges that these approaches present: Looking to nature as teacher, strong networks are the key to resilience!
Please join us:
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Monday, September 11, 2023
During our first online gathering, we will introduce the co-constructive process for deepening our understanding of transformative eco-social justice education. We will then be hearing from Aaron Veenstra, an intermediate teacher in so-called Kelowna. He will be sharing his experience using ‘values’ as a vehicle for embedding eco-social justice education into his classroom practice. There will be plenty of time for dialogue, questions, and generating ideas to shape our further sessions.
Aaron says: “As a grade 5/6 teacher, I teach all subjects. I care deeply (personally and professionally) about personal health and wellbeing, social justice, and environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a teacher, a main goal is to help students connect to and learn to love themselves, each other and the planet.”
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Monday, September 25, 2023
This session will provide space for dialogue around the complexities of transformative eco-social justice education and further explore the Systems Change Iceberg Model introduced in the last session. We will then hear from veteran teacher Sarah Newton.
Sarah Newton is a classroom educator and environmental activist. She has taught for two decades in Revelstoke and northern British Columbia. Her classroom focus is inspiring students to become forces for good in the world. She does this through place-based learning, community activism and fostering the development of pro-social attitudes in her students. Sarah grew up and was educated in Nova Scotia, and now lives on Wet'suwet'en territory in Smithers, British Columbia.