Sustainability in the Classroom

Building capacity to address the Global Goals through the Climate Justice lens.

This session takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the concepts and issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the context of Education for Sustainability and Climate Justice. With a focus on K-12, the session will provide educators with the foundational knowledge and understanding of the global goals and climate justice as well as appreciation of the diversity of perspectives on sustainability. The course will encourage integrating critical, holistic and experiential approaches to competency-focused education. At the end of the session, participants will have access to a toolkit of lessons and resources on the global goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental sustainability principles and the current state of sustainability-related challenges globally and in British Columbia
  • Develop proficiency in the Sustainable Development Goals framework and Climate Justice
  • Build capacity and explore pedagogical approaches to integrate the goals in your teaching
  • Take away a toolkit of resources and lesson plans related to the goals


Sustainability in the Classroom

Dates: July 12 & 13, 2022
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm PST
Format: Online via Zoom
Cost: $100 +GST

Course Instructor

Kshamta Hunter brings over a decade of experience in sustainability learning and teaching, curriculum design and program management. She is a PhD candidate and a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Kshamta’s research explores the intersections of sustainability learning and leadership, using Transformative Learning and social innovation frameworks. She is interested in exploring and designing a comprehensive, responsive and relevant integrative curriculum and pedagogical approaches for the 21st century, through understanding the development of competencies for innovation toward sustainability. She holds a masters in sustainability curriculum and pedagogy and is the Manager of Sustainability Engagement with the UBC Sustainability Hub, where she is able to shape a lot of her research ideas into practice. She is the co-chair of publications for the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies and sits on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies.

Guest Speakers

Details coming soon!