This interactive workshop introduces teachers to BC Tomorrow’s free, new online learning tools. Teachers will be given a short presentation and then guided through BC Tomorrow's innovative educational program. BC Tomorrow’s primary driver, the innovative land use simulator, functions like a time-machine. It allows students to look not just at today, but how we got here, and where we may be headed. It helps students explore how land use choices today could positively or negatively impact the future. Engaging BC-focused instructional videos, teacher-friendly, ready-to-use lesson templates and answer keys, the ability to upload field observations and water quality measurements, and engaging quests are other elements of BC Tomorrow. With BC Tomorrow, students use real data to address real issues in local watersheds and regions. Attendees will be able to access the tutorials, practice with lesson templates, or design ways to incorporate BC Tomorrow’s into their own classrooms for use with their students.
Intermediate and Secondary
Please bring your own computer or tablet and, if possible, go through the attached "How to Checklist" #1 - 6 and if you have time, browse our March Newsletter and watch the videos.
Dave Ramsay is an experienced BC Science educator. While developing Watershed sustainability curriculum for use in schools, he discovered Alberta Tomorrow's powerful project. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, business and other educators, Dave has been developing BC Tomorrow for use by educators throughout BC.