Register for 2 and 3 day Summer Institutes

Tweet Which tools best contribute to engaging students to become responsible citizens? LSF is providing 2 and 3 day professional development institutes this summer in Ontario! All institutes utilize the transformative learning strategies, including inquiry, action and outdoor learning, outlined in our Connecting the Dots Resource. The institutes will help you move your practice from traditional teaching to transformative learning to meet the needs of 21st century learners.   Ontario Institutes: Aligning Practice for Inquiry & Assessment July 7-8, 2014 - Toronto, ON Invasive Species – Transforming ...Read more

Connecting the Dots full version now available for download and purchase!

Tweet Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) is please to announce our newest resource Connecting the Dots: Key Strategies that Transform Learning for Environmental Education, Citizenship and Sustainability. Connecting the Dots presents a systems perspective of learning that can help all educators transform learning experiences to meet the needs of 21st Century learners.  It identifies seven key interconnected strategies that are increasingly recognized as being essential to profound learning: Inquiry Learning Locally Acting on Learning Integrated Learning Real-world Connections Sharing Responsibility for Learning Considering Alternative Perspectives Connecting the Dots is ...Read more

London District Catholic School Board News: Eco-Night at Holy Family Woodstock

Tweet Eco-Night at Holy Family Woodstock Monday, May 12, 2014. The Eco-Team at Holy Family Catholic French Immersion hosted an Eco-Night during education week. The purpose of the Eco-Night was to inform the Holy Family community of the various eco-friendly initiatives being conducted at Holy Family. The Eco-Team, led by grade 6/7 teacher M. Tellier, is currently involved in morning announcement eco-tips, giving students tips on being environmentally friendly throughout the day.  They monitor the cleanliness of classroom recycling bins and garbage bins, assuring that all ...Read more

CST is pledging $100,000 to change Canada’s learning future.

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Students and teachers learn about putting science to work outside the classroom

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Workshop Opens Student’s Eyes to Phantom Energy Users

Tweet Released: 2/28/2014 Source: Diane Crocker, The Western Star Ben King has been going around his home lately looking for users of phantom energy. “Anything with like a little light on it or a clock,” said the Grade 9 student at G.C. Rowe Junior High. Things like coffee makers and curling irons. “If you have it plugged in it uses a little bit of energy. Not its full amount, but a little bit to power that light or clock,” he said. “So, if you leave it plugged ...Read more

A Teacher’s Tale: Using Inquiry Learning to Build Community

Tweet In July 2013, Learning for a Sustainable Future, along with our partners at Natural Curiosity, hosted two “Using Inquiry Learning to Build Community” professional development institutes in Toronto. Educators from across Southern Ontario attended the 3-day workshops which engaged them in activities and transformative learning practices to help bring inquiry and community-based learning into their classrooms. Amanda Williams-Yeagers, a grade 3/4 teacher at John T. Tuck Public School was eager to start these practices with her students—and so she ...Read more

Jack Layton Award

Tweet Learning for a Sustainable Future is excited to announce the winners and runner-ups of the Jack Layton Award!  The Recipients of the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability have taken steps towards a sustainable future through responsible citizenship with creative and innovative action in their community. This year 120 sustainability action projects were completed.  Seven of these projects have been honoured by the LSF Jack Layton Award: The Winning Prize of $500 towards another sustainability project has been awarded to: Chedabucto ...Read more

Challenging Taste Buds at the OPG Charity Fair

Tweet Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) showcased its projects and programs to Ontario Power Generation (OPG) employees during the OPG Charity Fair on September 18th, 2013 in Toronto. LSF challenged OPG employees’ taste buds to see if they noticed a difference between organic and conventional apples, and bottled and tap water. The blind test revealed that of the patrons surveyed, 77% preferred the organic apples and 67% the tap water! Which do you prefer? Can you taste the difference? The Charity ...Read more

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