Thank you for your interest in the Waste Warrior Academy eLearning program!
Waste Warrior Academy is an interactive eLearning program that is closely linked to the grade 4 science curriculum (Topic A: Waste and Our World), and includes questions, activities, videos, and Waste Warrior Mission Challenges!
General topics covered in the course include:
An overview of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre (EWMC)
Materials and natural resources
Household hazardous waste
Waste reduction, and the importance of making good choices and taking positive action on reducing waste
The program consists of five units. Each unit consists of modules (or lessons), for a total of 17 modules:
Unit 1 - Introduction to the Waste Warrior Academy (3 modules)
Unit 2 - The Journey of your Recycling (4 modules)
Unit 3 - Your Garbage...and beyond! (5 modules)
Unit 4 - Handling Special Wastes (3 modules)
Unit 5 - Waste Warrior challenge! (2 modules)
Each user will need the following to view the course:
Access to the Internet.
A computer or tablet. Please do not use a phone to view the course.
Headphones or speakers.
Duration of Course
We expect it will take you and your students between 5 and 8 hours to complete the whole course. The teachers who piloted our program found most units took two class periods to complete, and each module (lesson) took between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.
The course will launch in September 2021. Teachers can request access to it by filling out a form.
Units 1 and 2 are currently available for registration.
Units 3, 4 and 5 will be available as of the following dates:
There are several options for delivering the course to your students:
Go through each module together as a class. The program is web-based, so it can be presented the same way you would present any web page to your students (example: through a smartboard or by sharing your screen with an online class). You would control the interactive elements of the course (example: Moving forward or back through the course material, playing videos, opening links, and so forth). The teachers who piloted our program used this method most often, and found it was a great way to discuss the information in the course with their students.
Assign individual modules to students. You can provide the link(s) for each module to the students (example: through Google Classroom). Each student would then go through the module on their own.
Use the Waste Warrior Academy website. This website contains links to all the units and modules in the course. Students can then work their way through the course material at their own pace. This method also saves you time, as you won’t need to share individual links for each module.
We recommend that you go through Training Module 1.1 together as a class before starting the other units or modules. This way, everyone can see how the course works before they start on their own.
There are two different ways you or your students can track their progress as they progress through the course.
Assign individual modules through Google Classroom. Assign each module to the students by providing the specific module link. Ask them to submit it as complete when they have finished the module.
Download the Waste Warrior Academy tracking sheet, and print a copy for each student. This PDF will allow students to check off the modules they have completed. You will find a link for the tracking sheet on the Waste Warrior Academy website.