TEESNet Annual Conference 2020: Education as a Pedagogy of Hope and Possibility: The Role of Teacher Education in Leading Narratives of Change
This year’s TEESNet conference will take place online on Thursday 17th September 2020, and will provoke the exploration of, and address responses to, global challenges and the ways in which these challenges suggest different approaches or narratives. TEESNet will be of interest to national and international academics, researchers, educators and NGOs wishing to join us in discussion, exploration, debate and collaboration. Read More.
The Urban Science project offers KS3/4 teachers a series of practical learning modules easily adaptable to their local community context. They provide activities around a 4-stage inquiry model which supports working scientifically. Trialled by teachers, they have proven to be a valuable asset in taking science out of the classroom and into the real-world of students. Ten modules are currently available addressing climate change, biodiversity, UV light, living walls, air pollution, water, mobility, soils, waste, plastic and air pollution. More details and free resources from www.urbanscience.eu/uk. You can also check out this NAEE blog post from June 2020 for me information https://naee.org.uk/taking-science-city/.
This year EAUC’s global conference will be held online, and will consist of five days of powerful talks bringing together students, academics, leaders, and professionals to address the climate crisis. The focus of the conference is on a green recovery from Covid, taking positive climate action, listening to the voices of students from across the world, and building resilience for the future. Students are invited to join all plenary sessions free of charge, and there is also an image competition through which students are invited to submit an image of their own that shows climate hope, climate anxiety, or the changing climate. More details of the image competition are here. More details about the conference are here.
WWF have launched a new CPD training programme for educators that will help them to place ESD at the heart of their practice. The course empowers educators to answer young people’s concerns about the future of the planet, gain a better understanding of sustainability, and how best to empower young people to make a difference in the world around them. The programme consists of five online learning modules and a certificate will be awarded upon completion which includes submission of a reflection journal. Read More.