ON: Educational Alliance for Sustainable Ontario (EASO) Resources
Canadians on Citizenship (2012) is the first national survey on what it means to be a citizen in Canada.The study was conducted by the Environics Institute, in partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Maytree Foundation, CBC News and RBC.
Jane Forbes and Hilary Inwood from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) provide an overview of their multi-faceted approach to infusing ESD into pre-service teacher education.
January's EASO meeting focused on ESD in Pre-Service Teacher Education. Meeting highlights included an update from OISE on their work to infuse ESD into pre-service teacher education, and a discussion with course facilitators at York University on the Environmental Science AQ.
Beth Lisser from York University highlights the three-part specialist Additional Qualification (AQ) course for educators in Enviornmental Science. York's Environmental Science AQ models pedagogically appropriate methods of teaching for sustainability.
Kathryn Cooper from the Sustainability Learning Centre presents her views on how professional development is used in the business community to promote ESD. This presentation was prepared for the EASO meeting that focused on professional development and ESD.
The first EASO meeting of the 2011/2012 school year took place at the Earth Rangers Centre at the Kortright Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario. Thanks to the TRCA for providing this beautiful facility!
“After observing the planet for eight days from space, I have a deeper interest and respect for the forces that shape our world. Each particle of soil, each plant and animal is special. I also marvel at the creativity and ingenuity of our own species,
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12: Environmental Education, Scope and Sequence of Expectations, 2011 (English and French)Submitted by ESDOntario-EASO... on Fri, 2011-04-29 13:53
The updated Scope and Sequence documents have been prepared to assist teachers in bringing environmental education into the classroom in each subject/discipline area. They identify both the expectations that are connected explicitly with aspects of environmental education, and those that can provide opportunities to make connections to environmental topics or issues in various ways.
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8 and Kindergarten Programs: Environmental Education, Scope and Sequence of Expectations, 2011 (English and French)Submitted by ESDOntario-EASO... on Fri, 2011-04-29 13:51
The updated Scope and Sequence documents have been prepared to assist teachers in bringing environmental education into the classroom in each subject/discipline area.
The Standards for Environmental Education are statements that, taken together, describe the nature and scope of environmental education as it will be reflected throughout the revised curriculum. The standards will help curriculum writers devise and incorporate environmental education expectations and opportunities across the curriculum.