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Friday, February 28 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How to Teach Controversial Energy or Environmental Issues in Your Classroom

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Students hear a lot about the issues of our day such as climate change, or getting Alberta oil to tidewater. Teachers know the power of connecting student learning to current events for engaging students and practicing critical thinking skills. But such topics can be daunting as there are often many perspectives to consider. And what to do when the issue you've chosen is controversial and might upset some parents? In this workshop, we'll review and practice ‘safe and effective’ strategies for unpacking with your students the scientific and social dimensions of complex issues like climate change using open-mindedness, curiosity, and respect. We’ll also share with you great teaching resources to help you 'go there' with your students - without becoming part of the controversy.

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Marie Tremblay

Alberta Council for Environmental Education / French
Dr. Marie Tremblay joined the Alberta Council for Environmental Education in 2018 as senior education advisor, bringing to her role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master's) and ecology (PhD... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
(Westin - Manitoba Room)