Sustainability project available to book
The 3% Project is a sustainability project that mobilizes one million Canadian youth (three per cent of Canada) through five national tours across 600 schools. It provides youth-friendly and holistic education on climate change and empowers youth to take action today on solving climate change in their local communities. The project is targeted towards students in grades 8 to 12, is free of charge to schools, and involves a school assembly, workshop and mentorship program.
The project’s on-the-road team will be returning to Alberta in October 2018 and is now booking schools for this second tour. More information is available from the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) at www.fesplanet.org.
Digital resources support inquiry-based learning
The Online Reference Centre (ORC) is a collection of resources worth $1.4 million that can be accessed through LearnAlberta.ca. The ORC makes it easier than ever for teachers to incorporate digital resources that support inquiry-based research and information literacy skills into their curriculum planning.
ORC resources support all grades from K–12 and cover a wide variety of subject areas including mathematics, sciences, computer sciences, human geography, psychology and art. Materials are also applicable for students in IB and AP programs and for those learning in a language other than English.
To help teachers learn about the features and benefits of the resources, the ORC has developed a robust website that provides just-in-time support for teachers (www.onlinereferencecentre.ca).