As the premier ESD organisation in the UK, SEEd is delighted to launch its new SEEd Academy for all educators and schools.
All of the events and modules have been tried and tested (some over 10 years) and feedback has been fabulous! So we are now making this more accessible to more of you – keeping in mind your budget and keeping your carbon footprint low. We are also offering certification and accreditation to help acknowledge your CPD work.
A full downloadable academic year calendar of all our events and courses can be found here and it all kicks off in October. Print it and pop it up on your school notice board.
Level 1 – the knowledge events
You can pick and mix any of the elements below depending on your own needs. If you choose 10 events and participate during the year you will receive a SEEd Certificate of Participation
- ‘How to’ webinars. From the comfort of your computer or laptop hear top tips based on experience, evidence and research on how to embed and improve your sustainability work in your school. Topics include how to save money through sustainability, how to make the learning case, how to make the business case, what has worked in the best schools. More information can be found here. The first 3 months are already booked. £10 each and £9 for members – sign up here. If you an idea of a great presenter or topic, please do let us know.
- Month long Sustainability Curriculum Project topics, selected by you this year. These topics will include resources, discussions, experts and is fully facilitated and is only £24 (£21.60 for members) for the whole year. Sign up here. If you want to start developing your own curriculum and get help while doing so this add-on is also available and if complete could be part of accreditation at Level 2.
- SEEd Seminars. Our first is renowned international educator, academic and broadcaster Professor Bronwyn Hayward on the 26th October. This half day seminar and workshop ‘Rethinking Citizenship’ with SEEd CEO, Ann Finlayson explores new models of citizenship for young people based on the traumatic experience of students in the earthquake torn city of Christchurch. Participants will be able to work though their own local ‘crises’ or expected changes and apply the learning. Lunch provided. £35 for the half day. Sign up – spaces are limited
- The 11th annual National Sustainable Schools Conference 2013 will be held on July 10th 2013 and this year will focus on sustainability in the national and your local school curriculum.
- The 5th SEEd Annual Policy Forum – a great place to learn about changes and opportunities in policy, hear from experts and develop networking and collaborative working opportunities around your own policy areas of interest. Mark your diary – March 27th 2013. This event fills up fast! £60.
NB an admin charge of £15 will be added if you want a SEEd participation certificate.
Level 2 – the Skills and Action Learning Courses
These courses are all designed around a practical mix of theory and action learning. In all you will come away with practical skills, a plan to implement new ideas and methods in your work life or school and an action learning project report, all of which will enable you to get university accreditation. To achieve Level 2 you need Level 1 plus one of the training courses below.
- Facilitation for Learning for Sustainability Course Nov-Dec 2012 – Learn or refresh your skills on tackling group processes for learning and stakeholder engagement for sustainability. This course is 2 full days, supported action learning for a month, followed by 2 more full days to tackle more complex group situations and review your skill development. This course has been run successfully several times in London and can be adapted for a whole organisation anywhere in the country. The next scheduled course is 5-6th November and 6th-7th December. Ann Finlayson has been a professional facilitator for over 20 years but uniquely combines it with learning theory and the psychology of groups as well as how brains work. £550 for whole course including lunch. Register here as only a small number are accepted each year to keep the learning individualised. A further course is offered Feb-March 2013.
- Opening the Doorway to Sustainability, Jan 2013 – online course for ESD and Sustainable Schools. This popular online course now run by SEEd was initially developed by WWF-UK. It is 10 weeks long, fully facilitated and each week new themes, events, discussion and online group activities occur. You will develop your own action learning project as you progress and get help and advice throughout the course. It follows the Open university online learning model and has been evaluated by them as a good learning event. Hundreds of teachers have taken part and find the 2-3 hours a week minimum manageable. The Course begins January 9th and continues until March 27th 2013. The cost is £500.
- Developing your whole schools sustainability curriculum from Oct 2012 – Taking part in the monthly discussion may lead you to want to develop your own school curriculum. This add-on allows you to create an e-portfolio for you, your school and your students and invite others to help advise you on resources and the development process. SEEd experts will also be online to help with your action learning approach. At the end of your project you have an action learning project report and a whole school curriculum. Cost – £300.
- Leadership and Planning for Sustainability in your school(s)- mid 2013 – SEEd CEO has been heavily involved in the development of SEdA – the Canadian leadership for ESD programme since it inception 5 years ago. This year SEED will bring this successfully change programme to the UK for a launch date in mid-2013. It is suitable for clusters of schools, academy federations, LEAs and senior management in selected schools as this is a collaborative action learning approach. If you think you have a group of schools who might be interested , please contact Ann on firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB an admin charge of £25 will be added if you want your work to certificated by SEEd on any of these courses. We are in discussions with universities to try to get each of these courses accredited as an masters module.