New Webinars beginning fall 2023!

We're working in collaboration with a new program that supports teachers' professional learning in Climate Change Education (CCE) through free webinars over the next two years. This project, Accelerating CCE in Teacher Education, will be offering two series of webinars - one for K-12 teachers, and another for teacher educators, to explore issues, themes and teaching strategies in CCE in pre-service and inservice teacher education. Please visit their Events page to access the list of webinars available this month.

E-course for K-12 Teachers & Students Teachers in 2024!

Beginning in January 2024, ESE-TE will be offering a new E-course for K-12 teachers and student teachers in collaboration with the Accelerating CCE in Teacher Education project. This online, free E-course will support pre-service and inservice teachers' professional learning in Climate Change Education (CCE). More info will be available as registration opens for this E-course in December 2023.


Certificate E-Course in ESE for Student Teachers 2023

Registration for the 2023 E-course opens September 1st!

Over the past two years, student teachers from teacher education programs across Canada have explored the principles & practices of Environmental & Sustainability Education in our national, online E-course. This E-course brings students teacher s together from across the country to learn from ESE experts and connect with K-12 and community educators engaged in ESE. It is open to students studying to be K-12 teachers & Early Childhood Educators who are registered in Canadian teacher education programs. The course is led by ESE experts and guest speakers from across Canada, and co-sponsored by EECOM, Canada’s only national Environment Education network. Registration has closed for 2023.
Questions: Dr. Erin Sperling  contact@eseinfacultiesofed.ca
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about the E-Course

Previous Events

ESE-TE National Research Symposium 2023

The ESE-TE Standing Committee hosted its biennial Research Symposium on Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education (ESE-TE) on May 26, 2023 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. The theme of this Symposium, “Teacher Education for a Sustainable Future: Call to Action for Climate Justice” shared presentations of scholarship focused on the critical role teacher education plays in helping society work toward an equitable, just and sustainable future.

This hybrid symposium builds on the momentum for more substantially integrating ESE into teacher education at Canadian universities, and considers how the launch of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education’s Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future promises to accelerate working towards these goals.

National Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future

The launch for the Association of Canadian Deans of Education's (ACDE) Accord on Education for a Sustainable Future took place in March 2022. It directs faculties of education to help meet Canada’s commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by integrating ESE and climate change education into preservice and inservice teacher education programs. This establishes a new priority for teacher education across Canada, in line with Canada's climate action targets. By implementing this new Accord in parallel with the ACDE's Accord on Indigenous Education, students in faculties of education will benefit from a synergy that centres equity, justice and sustainability for all living beings at the heart of all levels of education. We are ready to help with its implementation - as a national network dedicated to ESE in Teacher Education, we are here to help faculties of education deepen ESE and climate change education in their programs through research, sharing of pedagogical initiatives and collaboration. As a starting point, refer to this Primer on ESE in Teacher Education that can be shared with Deans, faculty and community partners interested in learning more about this critical work.

ESE-TE Research Symposium 2021

EECOM 2021 Conference - April 21-24, 2021
Researchers and educators from across Canada shared their research at the opening day of EECOM Conference 2021. Schedule of presenters.


Shifting ESE Online in Teacher Education

Recorded Webinar - Sept. 2020
Faculty from across Canada and the US discuss how they are pivoting environmental learning in teacher education to digital formats.

ESE-TE Research Roundtable 2018

October 18, 2018
Research Roundtable at EECOM's “Classrooms to Communities”

Info on the Research Roundtable

National Roundtable on ESE in Preservice Teacher Education 2016

June 14-16, 2016
The National Action Plan

Summaries of the Roundtable Presentations (and the list of Presenters)
The Roundtable Keynote Talks (videos)

QuestionsEmail us