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Environmental and Sustainability Education

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Overview

OISE's Environmental & Sustainability Education Initiative is proud to be working collaboratively with the TDSB Sustainability Offie and its incredible EcoSchools Program!  Begun in the fall of 2017, OISE has been offering a variety of professional learning opportunities for TDSB teachers to support their important work in classrooms.  OISE students participate alongside K-12 teachers, staff and administrators in afterschool talks, workshops, conferences and other events at OISE on a wide range of topics, from nature-based inquiry, to food literacy, and waste education. The collaboration also supports Action Research projects in TDSB classrooms, aiming to cultivate promising practices in EE across the board.  Watch the ESE events page (or sign up for the TDSB EcoSchools newsletter) for upcoming events as this collaboration continues to grow!

Events

TDSB EcoSchools Teachers are welcome to join any events offered as part of the ESE Initiative at OISE.  As part of online programming in 2020-21, recordings of previous events are found here.  Registration for each event is found in the event description.

Annual EE Conference

Our most recent OISE/TDSB conference took place in April 2021, in conjunction with EcoSchools Canada and EECOM, with a focus on Urban Environmental Education. The next conference will take place in November 2021.

Past Conference Archive:  Workshop materials are archived from previous conferences; this information can be found here.

Action Research Team

OISE now runs a Professional Learning Community (PLC) for TDSB EcoSchools teachers to support Action Research projects in their own classrooms.  Stay tuned for more about these teachers' ongoing research projects.

AQ Courses in Environmental Education

OISE offers Additional Qualifications Courses in Environmental Education each year (Part 1, Part 2, and Specialist). The TDSB offers a $400 subsidy to take these courses for their teachers.  Join a growing number of AQ 'alumni' from these courses to continue to learn and network in special events at OISE throughout the year.