This just in – New PD Opportunities for Educators!

Are you interested in participating in innovative programs that will engage you in addressing real-world issues and to become leaders in sustainability education? Here are some of our top picks for programs that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create transformative learning opportunities for others:

Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (SCI) at Cape Breton University

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The M. Ed. (SCI) is designed for both formal and non-formal educators, administrators, innovators, classroom teachers, and environmental, community, and sustainability leaders.  This M. Ed. (SCI) utilizes the competencies for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) that have been defined by the United Nations and emphasizes the significance of utilizing a holistic approach that enables the learner to envision change and engage in personal and professional transformation. Applying these sustainability principles with creativity and an entrepreneurial orientation contributes to wellbeing for all, sustainably. Program beings February 8, 2016. Apply by February 1st, 2016!

This program is being offered by Cape Breton University, in partnership with Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF).

For more information and/or to apply, please visit: www.cbu.ca/sci

Environmental Education: Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems

Did you know you can earn a free Cornell University certificate of completion by completing this new online course? Cornell University, University of Bristol, University of Gothenburg, North American Association for Environmental Education, and other collaborators are offering a new online course called Environmental Education: Trans-disciplinary approaches to addressing wicked problems. As a participant in this course, you will have access to short lectures, readings, and multi-media resources contributed by over 40 US andglobal experts in environmental education and related environmental fields. And you will join an online community of environmental professionals from over 90 countries.

For more information including registration, course prospectus, list of instructors, and information about taking the course as a local or online interest group, go to: www.GlobalEE.net

UBC M.Ed. in Educational Studies: Education for Sustainability (ESSE)

In the Vancouver area? This partnership program features an Adaptive Education model, which builds a pedagogical bridge that ties the project and classroom to the community. Participants will consult on, experiment with, and co-create solutions that address problems which come to light in the course of working with the City of Vancouver on sustainability priorities.

The unique structure of this programs includes a body of advisors and experts that support classroom-based research projects and instructors who act as research designers in order to facilitate group projects with real-world outcomes. Apply by February 12, 2016.

For more information about the program and/or to attend information sessions, please visit: www.pdce.educ.ubc.ca/ESSE.

Do you know of any other opportunities to share? If so, please contact Joanne Huy at joanne@lsf-lst.ca.