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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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Thursday, February 4 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Let's Get Climate Active! - Engaging Elementary Students in Climate Education and Action

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Climate change is part of the Alberta curriculum and is one of the most pressing issues we face. Yet, some teachers are reluctant to ‘go there’ with their students - citing a lack of support from colleagues, administrators or parents, the challenge of deciphering fact from misinformation and, most importantly, concern over adding more angst to students who may already be anxious or even depressed about their future. Research shows, however, that engaging with this challenging topic - rather than avoiding it - is the best way to replace fear with curiosity and instill hope and positive attitudes in our students. Whether you teach grade 1 or grade 6, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to develop understanding around core concepts like connectedness, reciprocity, systems, wellness, citizenship, or change. Although climate change impacts all of us, it is also something we can all do something about. As long-time environmental educator David Orr so aptly puts it, “Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up”. So, roll up your sleeves and join us for this highly engaging session that will increase your foundational knowledge of climate change, identify curriculum connections, highlight quality resources - and show you how to get ‘climate active’ with your students and give them hope for their future. This workshop is designed specifically for Division I and II teachers.

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Marie Tremblay

Senior Education Advisor, Alberta Council for Environmental Education
Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD), it's... Read More →

Thursday February 4, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm MST
Virtual Room 29 (Science)
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