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Title: Education for Sustainable Development -Curriculum Teaching and Learning


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Education for Sustainable Development -Curriculum
Teaching and Learning
Anne MacDiarmid- ESD consultant K-12
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Overview
  • Manitobas ESD vision for students
  • Educating for Sustainability
  • ESD website
  • Eco-Globe Schools recognition program
  • ESD grants

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Manitobas Vision
  • Students will become informed and responsible
    decision-makers, playing active roles as citizens
    of Canada and the world, and will contribute to
    social, environmental, and an equitable quality
    of life for all, now and in the future.

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  • Importance of ESD

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ESD a top priority for Manitoba Education
  • Identified where ESD can be taught in existing
    curriculum
  • Identified learning resources to support the
    teaching of ESD
  • Provide supports to teachers and schools to
    develop ESD lesson and unit plans
  • Provide professional learning opportunities for
    teachers in support of teaching ESD
  • Provide professional opportunities to school and
    school division administrators in support of ESD
  • - Promote ESD research
  • - Strengthen cooperation and
    partnerships on ESD regionally, nationally and
    internationally with government, NGOs,
    business, industry, communities and youth

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SEdA Conference Sustainability and
Education Academy
  • Inspiring educational leaders to create a
    culture of sustainable development, integrated
    into all aspects of the K-12 education system.
  • October 4-7, 2009 Hecla, Manitoba

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1.Governance
  • A systemic approach to implementing Sustainable
    Development.
  • Priority in Division Strategic Plan
  • Board and Policy development
  • Committees
  • Budget
  • Community Partnerships
  • Evaluation and Monitoring

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2.Teaching and Learning
  • Students acquire and demonstrate the knowledge
    ,skills ,attitudes and life practices that
    contribute to a sustainable future.
  • Cross curricular focus of ESD in all subjects
  • Project-based learning focused on ESD
  • Pedagogy focused on systems thinking,inquiry,activ
    e learning, futures thinking, problem solving
    from a local and global perspective
  • Connections to student engagement, citizenship
    and relevance.

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3. Human Resources
  • Human resources policies, practices and
    development plans are aligned with sustainable
    development principles.
  • Professional development is provided for
    professional and support staff
  • Education for Sustainable Development practices
    are profiled and recognized
  • Succession Planning (e.g. Leadership Development)
  • Develop and Implement a staff wellness plan

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4. Facilities and Operations
  • Sustainable principles are applied to the design,
    construction and renewal of division buildings
    and all aspects of facility management,
    procurement, resource use and transportation.
  • Facilities and operations assessment
  • Facility renewal plan based on LEED or equivalent
    standard
  • Operations plan that includes actions in
    procurement, energy efficiency, water
    conservation and waste reduction.
  • Schools structure and outdoor space are
    facilities that teach sustainable practices
  • Develop a sustainable transportation plan

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  • Educating for Sustainability

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What Does Educating for Sustainability
Include
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Values and Attitudes
  • Behavior
  • Preparing students, so that, as adults, they are
    able to deal with the challenges of living
    sustainably on both a local and global level.

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  • Ask yourself the question,
  • What knowledge and skills will help our
    students to make ethical decisions that advance
    social justice, environmental protection and
    peace?
  • The Earth Charter Initiative Secretariat Guidebo
    ok for Teachers

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ESD across the curriculum
  • ESD themes are integrated into each subject in
    every grade
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Math
  • English Language Arts
  • Art ,Music, Drama, Dance

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Education for Sustainable Development Early
Years (K to 4)
  • Students learn to think about their own and
    others needs and to consider the needs of future
    generations.
  • Major themes in these grades include
  • Respect and concern for other people in the local
    community and other places in the world
  • Concern for all living things in our environment.
    Students learn that human survival is dependent
    on the environment
  • Respecting the natural environment while
    participating in physical activity

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  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Middle and Senior Years
  • Manitobas ESD vision is for students to become
    responsible and active citizens within their
    communities. This means students make informed
    decisions and take actions to improve their
    world.
  • Major themes in these grades include
  • Being good stewards of the environment
  • To care about and take part in their communities
  • Promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle
    practices

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NEW- ESD curriculum
  • Community and Diversity-Interdisciplinary Early
    Years Multimedia unit (Grade 4)
  • Balance and Harmony-Interdisciplinary Middle
    Years Multimedia unit (Grade 7)
  • Grade 8 and Grade 12 -Lake Winnipeg
  • Grade 12 Global Citizenship and Sustainability

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Social Studies Active Responsible Citizens K-12
  • They are aware of the world in which they live
    they care about people around themthe people
    with whom they share this planet, both near and
    far away.
  • They know that their actions affect others.
  • They have informed opinions, and think critically
    about issues that concern themselves and others.
    They have the confidence to make their voices
    heard, to take a stand on issues, and to engage
    in social action when necessary.
  • They are concerned with the well-being of the
    environment, and live their lives in ways that
    reflect that concern.

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  • ESD website

www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/esd
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ECO-Globe Schools Recognition
Program
  • A Whole School Approach
  • to ESD

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ECO-Globe Schools Criteria
  • Awareness - a school community at this level has
    a general awareness of the principles and
    practices of sustainability.
  • Action- a school community at this level includes
    ESD Awareness and is committed to a variety of
    ongoing sustainability practices.
  • Transformation- a school community at this level
    incorporates Awareness and Action and is
    characterized by a school-wide culture
    transformed by an ongoing commitment to the
    principles and practices of ESD.

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  • Grants for ESD

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ESD Grants Education for Sustainable
Development Categorical Grant The intent of the
Education for Sustainable Development Grant is to
support schools/school divisions in their efforts
to incorporate Education for Sustainable
Development into all aspects of school division
and school activities, operations, and
programming. The 700.00 grant is issued to
schools in the fall. MECY and Hydro ESD Grant.
Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth and
Manitoba Hydro introduced Education for
Sustainable Development Grants to promote
professional learning for sustainability in
classrooms. The grants provide up to 2,000 to
cover expenses, such as teacher release time,
professional development, and teaching/learning
resources for sustainability education. Deadline
for Application for 2009-2010 will be February,
2010
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SDIF The Sustainable Development Innovation
Fund.
  • The SDIF provides funding for the development,
    implementation and promotion of environmental
    innovation and sustainable development projects
    delivered by local governments, industry,
    community and youth groups, Aboriginal
    organizations, and First Nation communities.
  • www.susdev.gov.mb.ca.

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ESD contacts
  • Anne MacDiarmid
  • Sustainable Development Consultant K-12
  • Manitoba Education
  • Telephone 204-945-6943
  • or 1-800-282-8069, extension 6943
  • Email Anne.macdiarmid_at_gov.mb.ca
  • Renée Gillis
  • Conseillère pédagogique en sciences humaines
  • Social Studies Consultant
  • Bureau de l'éducation française
  • 509 - 1181 avenue Portage
  • Winnipeg (MB) R3G 0T3
  • (204) 945-6934
  • Email Renee.gillis_at_gov.mb.ca
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