Field Season – the most WONDERful time of the year! Springtime at Inside Education is a magical one – it’s when we get to dust off the winter cobwebs and get out to the beautiful nature sites that serve as the outdoor classrooms for our exciting and incredibly interactive no-cost Field Programs. Inside Education field studies operate during May, June, September and October. These full- or half-day programs are available for grades 4-12 at various field sites across the province. Our team of professional educators will lead students through an experiential, curriculum-connected field trip. You can click here for more information…
This year, Inside Education is proud to celebrate 30 years of supporting teachers and inspiring students (although we don’t look a day over 25). Since 1985, we’ve provided programs that enable Canadian teachers and students to understand the multiple perspectives related to our environment and natural resources. That’s 30 years (or 10,957 days) of #AhaMoments. Join us as we celebrate this incredible milestone.
Inside Education is once again working with BP Canada on their 9th Annual A+ for Energy program. The A+ for Energy program awards Alberta and Northwest Territories teachers grants of up to $10,000 to help them bring energy education projects to life and teach students about energy and energy conservation in innovative and engaging ways. Winning teachers also get to attend a conference and gala celebration held in Banff, Alberta in August. The conference is facilitated by Inside Education and includes workshops with energy experts and hands-on training with various energy education tools. To assist teachers with the grant-writing process, there…
Have you ever been part of a powerful brainstorming session that has one great idea building onto another? Where you get to work alongside amazingly talented people and you think “yes, we’ve got it!” This is what it’s like working on the program plan at Inside Education. Putting together a year’s worth of engaging programming that will bring us closer to our vision of a future of engaged stewards who think critically about our environment and natural resources is some of the most rewarding work to be a part of at Inside Education.
Planning for Generate 2015 is well underway. Our team is very proud of our Youth Education Summits and have been lucky enough to meet and spend time with the inspiring students and teachers who attend these opportunities. But sometimes we are fortunate to be reminded of just how much these experiences impact the participants.
So as the 2013-14 school year begin to slowly gear down, as the Spring (do we really have Spring in Alberta?) begins to really feel like Spring (though do we really have Spring in Alberta?), I took a minute this May Long Weekend, to jot down a few thoughts about Inside Education and the Inspiring Education process and curriculum redesign.
I remember when it changed. It was 1997 and I was having the time of life leading student field trips at the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest. The 50 or 75 students I saw every day were distracted by a tiny little device. Do you rememberTamagotchi?
Welcome to the first of what I promise (okay I have good intentions) of being a regular “Inside Education Blog.” As with most organizations, we’re always tinkering with our website, and one of the new ‘tinkers’ is going to be this space. Hopefully our partners, supporters, friends, heck even curious onlookers will join the thousands of teachers that access our website every day.