Peace and Global Education Workshops
The following global education workshops are available through the BCTF.
Contact Susan Ruzic at email@example.com, 604-871-1850, or 1-800-663-9163 (local 1850), if you have questions on workshop content.
To request a workshop, please use the Faxback Workshop Request Form . Include alternate dates, if any.
You may also contact Michelle Hope in the Training Department at 604-871-1860, or 1-800-663-9163 local 1860. She will determine availability of associates with a geographic match where possible.
- Bringing global education into the classroom (also available in French)
Are you looking for new ways to energize how you teach existing units? Introducing a global perspective into your classroom can be challenging, but exciting. Bring your existing ideas, a current unit, or theme to this workshop and let us show you how to integrate, infuse, and deliver it from a global perspective at any grade level. A global education approach activates student interest as it increases personal engagement and involvement in the classroom, the surrounding community, and our world. This workshop is beneficial for K–12.
- Gobal education: Creating cultures of peace—acts of transformation from war toys to peace art
This interactive workshop provides resources for teachers and their students to create peaceful learning communities. Activities will incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and discuss the effects of war and violence on children and youth, including child soldiering. Examples highlighting the “transforming war toys to peace art” process will be shared as a model to build cultures of peace for children and youth.
- Thirsty for change: The global water crisis
This new workshop looks at the issue of water, locally and globally, with a particular focus on the dwindling supply of free, safe, public drinking water, and the subsequent impact especially on women and children. This workshop will bring together aspects of the issue from a social justice and global education perspective. Strategies will help teachers link this topic to curriculum, such as Social Justice 12, social studies, science, and, as part of their social responsibility goals. Lesson plans for annual events such as Earth Day and Rivers Day, as well as how to carry out a social justice project such as the Council of Canadian’s Blue Communities campaign will be included.