Bike Month & Bike to School Week

We acknowledge that we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples. 
Welcome to the June 2022 issue of the TDSB EcoSchools newsletter!
Inside you will find valuable information on...

Bike Month
Cultivating Connections Celebration
Environmental AQ Courses

Stay connected with us via Twitter (@EcoSchoolsTDSB) and Instagram (@TDSBEcoSchools) to keep up to date with our upcoming webinars!

Bike Month & Bike to School Week
May 30th to June 3rd (Bike Month goes to the 30th)

Last month we got the dates of Bike to School Week off by a week - sorry about that! If you and your students have been biking already, good on you! Of course, it isn't just about biking - you can walk, scooter, skateboard, roll or run!

Bike to School Week is a celebration of active transportation and strengthens the joyful experience of propelling oneself. Schools participate in Bike to School Week by encouraging their students to walk and/or roll to school, and by holding events both inside and outside the classroom to promote the benefits of active transportation.

Make sure to tag @EcoSchoolsTDSB on Twitter, along with @OntarioAST to share your school's experience!
Cultivating Connections @DMCI
Come celebrate environmental learning and climate action within the TDSB with garden tours, talks, food and fun at Don Mills Collegiate!
Tuesday June 14, 2022 4:30-6:30pm

You are invited to join the TDSB’s EcoSchools and OISE ESE teams for a year-end event, “Cultivating Connections,” to celebrate educators’ strength and resilience after another challenging year.

Hosted by secondary teacher Dan Kunanec and his students at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, this event showcases the seeds of change being planted in their extraordinary school gardens, and provides an educational/social event for elementary and secondary teachers involved in environmental learning and climate action within the TDSB.

Join fellow teachers for a talk by Evergreen's Urban Agriculture Lead, Isaac Crosby (a.k.a. “Brother Nature”), tours of the garden led by DCMI students, and light refreshments catered by Chef Tyler Malenfant and students in the school’s hospitality program.

Come to cultivate connections and get a taste of what an EcoSchool can achieve!

Registration is required. (limited tickets available)
Environmental Education AQ's
Want to take climate action with your students? Looking to connect with other educators dedicated to environmental learning?

Join our Additional Qualification course in Environmental Education at OISE! 

Part 1 provides an engaging introduction to teaching and ‘learning in, about, and for the environment’ for elementary and secondary teachers through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, workshops, guest speakers, and nature-based learning. 

Part 2 takes your learning of environmental education to the next level. You will be collaborating with other elementary and secondary teachers to explore the connections between systems-thinking, eco-justice, and eco-identity in relation to environmental education, sustainability and ecoliteracy.  

Each course features 12 modules of collaborative and independent professional learning, access to a rich set of resources, and many opportunities for collaborative learning and networking.
The best part? The TDSB's Sustainability Office subsidizes the cost of these courses for its teachers and ECEs (60% savings!) 

Summer Session 2022
July: EE Part 1 & 2, Delivery TBD

Reserve a subsidy by emailing EcoSchools’ Jenn Vetter

Visit OISE’s AQ website to register now!

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