Michael Becker shares an inspirational success story of integrating permaculture into mainstream education. He realized that we don’t need a new curriculum, just a new delivery system for the curriculum, and permaculture is perfect to update education into the post-modern era. By engaging students in applying math, science and the arts into on the ground projects which turned his school grounds into an exciting learning center, Michael Becker found the kids not only learned the information, but they had more fun doing so. Bringing enjoyment to education helped students learn through doing and through applying concepts normally taught on a chalk board into actual hands on experience. Now the school grounds has an amazing greenhouse equipt with aquaponics set up, many learning gardens and a micro-farm. For this work Michael Becker became Middle School Teacher in the USA in 2008.
During the great Calgary floods on 2012, Michael Becker came to Calgary after the city had been evacuated and was under police control to offer a Permaculture Teacher Training organized by Kym Chi and Gaiacraft. This talk was recorded and matched with slides by Dana S. Wilson and remains an inspiring record of this transformative time. A wonderful and inspirational resource for anyone who is teaching in the mainstream elementary, middle or high school level.
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Film Production : Dana S. Wilson http:/gaiacraft.com
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