Teachers helping teachers respond to the big issues of our time

Join a community of educators that engage their classrooms on pressing global problems. Exchange lesson plans and activities, get useful resources, discuss everyday challenges in the classroom, and explore pedagogical approaches that can help you engage your students in critical thinking and action. Help and be helped by teachers from around the world, dedicated to make their practice a force for positive change.

CALE is an initiative of the Encore Lab at OISE, University of Toronto. CALE is proudly funded by the Connaught Fund.


Teaching for Critical Action: Empowering Students in Challenging Times

In five weeks, we explore some of the major challenges, approaches and strategies for addressing pressing, complex socio-environmental issues in the classroom, using critical action as a pedagogical perspective


Learning and Designing Together: A Community of Teachers for Critical Action

This Summer, participants from around the world will explore important ideas in Critical Action pedagogy, with the goal of developing new curricula that empower their students in the face of important issues of our time, such as climate anxiety, social justice, economic futures, and career identity.