Professional Development

Professional Development

Tikho's Story: A Quest for Clean Water in Zambia

Elementary ~ Recommended time: 60 - 90 minutes

Experience the story of Tikho, a young girl from Zambia, whose community is working to improve their access to safe drinking water. Try games and activities that will help elementary students explore global water issues. Walk away with inspirational ideas on how to teach about global citizenship and water and the tools to do it, including: a multi-media presentation, curriculum linked lessons plans, card sorting games, posters, and action sheets.  Also learn how to use these resources to engage your students to take action within their own community on global or local water issues.

Water & Global Responsibility: A STEM Unit Plan

Elementary ~ Recommended time: 1.5 - 3 hours

Where does water come from? How do we protect and share it? What is my relationship to water compared to others around the world?   This inquiry-based unit was developed during a 2-year STEM research  project between the University of Calgary, the University School, and CAWST.  The results were meaningful learning experience across all curricular areas and real world learning on global water issues.  In this workshop you will have a chance to sample parts of the unit plan and understand how to incorporate it into your curriculum.

How To Take Action & Make it Count

Junior & Senior High ~ Recommended time: 2 - 6 hours.  Full day workshop recommended.

Discover how to get youth active in global and local water issues. Going beyond the problems, this workshop provides creative step-by-step tools to engage and empower youth to be active and effective global citizens.  See examples of projects and see how Wavemakers have had a positive impact on their communities.  This workshop is ideal for educators who plan to apply for CAWST's Youth Wavemakers $500 Action Grant. The deadline for Action Project Proposals is November 15th each year.


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