Glithero Session


Tuesday Morning Plenary
28 June, 9:00 AM
Workshop Block 3
Tuesday 28 June, 11:00 AM

Lisa Glithero

What does sustainability mean? What is education for sustainable development (ESD) and what does ESD look like in the classroom? Environmental educator, youth advocate, and community innovator Lisa Glithero addresses how to make sustainability education real in your teaching practice and school culture, in order to meet the emergent needs and realities of 21st century education. Glithero teaches at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. She also continues to serve as the director of the EYES Project, as well as chair of the Education Advisory Committee for Students on Ice, a nonprofit that takes high school and university-aged students on expeditions to the polar regions. A recipient of the Women of the Earth Award from the Yves Rocher Foundation for her work in environmental education, Glithero was also named as one of Chatelaine magazine’s Amazing Canadian Women to Watch.

Plenary Session Topic: Education For Change, a Vision for a Sustainable 21st Century

What does sustainability mean? What is education for sustainable development (ESD), and what does ESD look like in the classroom? Environmental educator, youth advocate, and community innovator Lisa Glithero will address how to make sustainability education real in your teaching practice and school culture, in order to meet the emergent needs and realities of 21st century education.

Workshop Session Topic: Good Stewards/Citizens or Change Agents?

This interactive workshop will build on Glithero’s morning keynote, further exploring key learning strategies that support educators and administrators in engaging today’s youth in developing the knowledge, skills and capacity to effect positive socio-ecological change.