Globally Themed Pro-D for BC's Educators: Resources and Strategies for the New Curriculum

How do we act now to create a better future, especially with the evolving BC curriculum? In this workshop, Insight and partners will run an abbreviated version of one of our globally themed pro-d workshops for BC educators. We will then provide a thorough breakdown of all resources currently available, both free and otherwise, that can empower BC teachers to introduce and dive into complex global issues in the classroom. Over the past two years, Insight has been working to create easily accessible, no and low cost resources for BC teachers looking to truly engage their students in global content. 

During this workshop, we will explicitly connect available resources and how they can help teachers deliver and execute many of the learning outcomes set forth in the new BC curriculum, especially with regards to some of the newer courses, like Genocide Studies, Human Geography and Economics.

Participants will leave this workshop with a variety of tools to be able to dive into some of the most complex issues within the new curriculum, as well as resources, connections, and opportunities to further their learning. 

This workshop will be a blended presentation with experiential activity, well-suited for a classroom space.

Target Audience

Secondary and Primary Socials, Teachers Interested in Global Issues/Citizenship

Sessions

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 408

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Presenter

  • Craig Vandermeer

    Craig has an MA in International Studies from SFU, and a BA from Carleton in International Relations. Having lived and worked in Uganda on and off since 2010, he's developed a detailed understanding of many of the complexities and intricacies of international development, global social justice, and more. In 2013, Craig launched Insight Global Education, an organization dedicated to deconstructing myths and stereotypes about the developing world. Today, Craig can be found either in Vancouver, with the Insight team, or abroad running intensive programming for university or high school students, or educators.

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  • Danielle Zagar

    Danielle currently teaches at Westview secondary in Maple Ridge. For the past several years, she has integrated social justice and english 12 into a dynamic program that allows students to engage in critical contemporary issues, while earning credits towards both courses. Danielle has a Masters degree from the University of York (UK), and has participated and facilitated a number of social jusitce and globally themed courses, including an online course for Columbia in New York.