About

About

The C2C Education Network is a made-in-BC collaborative of partners committed to providing place-based educational leadership and support to BC teachers and school districts through a suite of strategies, events and activities across the province as we implement the new K-12 curriculum.

 

Our Vision

C2C envisions a province where all students and teachers are deeply connected to place, community and planet, are able to effectively communicate their stories of connectedness, and are taking responsibility to do so.

Our Mission

Growing leadership capacity for place-based learning in British Columbia and beyond.

Our History

Launched in 2016, the C2C Education Network arose out of the collaboration of its core partners, school districts and communities over the last two decades. In 2006, within the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, many of our partners came together to form the BC Working Group on Sustainability Education, known as the Walking the Talk BC Network.

Throughout the following decade, our network worked closely with the BC Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Advanced Education and a wide variety of other partners to support provincial curriculum implementation (including development of the Ministry-adopted Environmental Learning and Experience Guide), a wide range of professional development events and activities, youth leadership initiatives (such as the BC Green Games), and other critical support for teachers and students across the province.

In 2015, with the development of the renewed BC Curriculum, members of our network were invited to participate on the K-12 Science Curriculum Revisions Committee and provide other advice and resources to support the curriculum redesign process. From this inspiring collaboration and the compelling need in our classrooms and communities to support implementation of the new curriculum and its core focus on place, people and planet, our network of partners across B.C. established the Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Education Network.

 

What We Do

  • Connect and inspire K-12 teachers, students and community partners
  • Support place-based learning through professional development and other activities and strategies
  • Celebrate place-based learning success stories
  • Collaborate in a province-wide network of local and regional place-based learning leaders and members

 

How to Get Involved