Teachers and their classrooms are invited to take part in an exciting new learning opportunity in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). This holistic program combines professional development for teachers, with a cross-curricular program for students in grades K - 12. With curriculum connections to science, social studies, geography, language and mathematics, students will use a variety of skills to create solutions to best achieve both the social and environmental objectives.
As participants, you will:
Learn the theory and tool of Integrative Thinking process that:
Help make our thinking explicit
Facilitates better collaboration
Apply the Integrative Thinking process to a real-world problem faced by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority at Tommy Thompson Park or design a custom challenge for your students
Have access to support resources including video, slides and lesson plan
Co-develop best practices with other educators
Explore how you might use the Integrative Thinking process in the future for challenges in your own community
Be inspired by educators who have brought Integrative Thinking to their classrooms
Teachers receive two days of PD in Integrative Thinking and Innovation to support student creative problem solving.
Classes have the opportunity to engage with experts from the TRCA. Students can visit Tommy Thompson Park to build their understanding of the challenge or engage in other opportunities with the TRCA, in your own community.
Real-Life Problem Solving
Students will solve a challenge for Tommy Thompson Park or a customized challenge using Integrative Thinking.