LSF’s innovative methodologies help educators to engage their students in addressing the increasing complex economic, social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. LSF’s professional development workshops, tools, classroom resources and funding help teachers enrich their students’ education through active, experiential and interdisciplinary learning.

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Professional Development Workshops

    LSF supports educators with professional development that is based on an inquiry methodology, modeling for educators seven interconnected strategies that transform learning for responsible citizenship and sustainability. Transformational pedagogy draws upon the issues and expertise that participants bring to collaborate with other informed educators. They come away with an expanded grasp of the range of learning tools, resources and opportunities to advance their practice. 

Pedagogical Resources

    LSF has developed a series of professional development tools to assist educators in implementing transformative learning and teaching in their classrooms.

ESD Resource Database

Resources for Rethinking (R4R) is a free online database where educators and the general public can search for the highest quality, peer-reviewed, curriculum-matched teaching resources, children’s literature, and videos on issues related to the development of an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable society. Visit our page to see what other resources this teacher portal can offer. 

LSF Classroom Resources/Lesson Plans

LSF creates classroom resources and lesson plans to support curriculum requirements as a need is identified.  Please check out the page for easy to use, classroom ready resources to explore key sustainability issues with your students!

Engaging Students in Action

LSF facilitates the delivery of education programs and resources to teachers and students across Canada. Our programs challenges and motivates students to engage in sustainability action projects and explore seasonal happenings in nature through both study and action. 

Other Professional Learning Opportunities

The Master of Education in Sustainability, Creativity and Innovation (M.Ed. SCI) is being offered by Cape Breton University, in partnership with Learning for a Sustainable Future. This unique on-line master’s program builds the competencies for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as defined by the United Nations. The program emphasizes the significance of systems thinking and ecological approaches that enable learners to envision change and engage in personal and professional transformation.  

     “Wow! These are great resources that I will use for future projects. Thank for sharing, I will pass it on to my networks.”
    Ontario teacher, 2016

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Key Strategies that Transform Learning
From Environmental Education to Citizenship and Sustainability

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