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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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Friday, February 5 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Action Begets Hope! - Unpacking AND Tackling the Climate Change Issue with Secondary Students

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Climate change is part of the Alberta curriculum and is one of the most pressing issues we face. Yet, many 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 junior or senior high school, understanding what climate change means for you and your students provides a rich, real, and authentic opportunity to practice critical thinking skills through an exploration of the scientific and social dimensions of this important and timely topic. As Joan Baez famously said “Action is the antidote to despair”. In this spirit we invite you to 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 engage your students in meaningful and positive actions that give them hope for the future. This workshop is designed specifically for Division III and IV 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 →

Friday February 5, 2021 9:15am - 10:45am MST
Virtual Room 32 (Social Studies)
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