Wild Awake: Change the Story

Practical Support to Teach the Climate Crisis – training for teachers and educators

Stories are an effective way to understand and make sense of the world around us. But are the stories young people hear about the climate crisis empowering? Do they have better stories? Can they change the story?

Through Change the Story, pupils explore evidence of how humans have affected the climate, how some people are acting now to address it, and produce their own stories about how they would like the climate crisis to be tackled from now into the future.

Join our training event and leave with:

  • A practical and fully-resourced programme of innovative but tried-and-tested KS2 teaching activities.
  • Support to deliver climate education in your school, with links across the curriculum including Science, Geography and Computing.
  • Confidence and inspiration for engaging pupils in positive change.

Join us on the 17th June (12:30-18:00) at Mount Pleasant School Farm, Birmingham.

To register visit – www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-the-story-tickets-293767244737?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.

For more information – www.changethestory.eu/uk/

WWF

Education for a Sustainable Planet

Launching this month is WWF’s new learning pathway, designed for primary and secondary teachers, and anyone else wanting to work towards a whole school approach to ESD. The course equips you with relevant information, tools, and tips from other skilled practitioners, using stunning photos and inspirational videos from the Our Planet series (created by WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films) to bring the story of our planet to life. 

You can also access recordings of past educator webinars, other networking opportunities, and loads of free teaching resources through the teacher development section of their website.

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TEESNet

Call for Proposals Deadline

The 23rd May deadline for proposal submissions for TEESNet’s 13th Annual Conference is fast approaching, this year’s theme is: Re-Imagining Teacher Education: Transforming Learning for a Just and Sustainable World.

“There is growing realisation that education, as it currently takes place, is inadequate to the global crises we face…”

The 13th annual TEESNet conference responds to the urgency of this call and seeks to re-imagine teacher education by inviting research papers, examples of practice, and creative contributions which relate to one or more of the following themes:

  • Interconnectivities and interdependencies
  • Intersections between ecological, racial and social justice
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Cooperation and solidarity

Send a proposal of no more than 300 words by the 23rd May 2022.

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UCL: Institute of Education

MA in Global Learning

The Institute of Education – UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society (London) – offers the MA Global Learninga unique online programme to support anyone interested in how education responds to and promotes learning about global issues, such as sustainability, climate change and global citizenship.  This programme provides participants with skills and knowledge to run educational initiatives such as embedding global and sustainability themes into the curriculum within their institution, or helping schools achieve school awards or run international partnerships. It is particularly suitable for teachers interested in helping their pupils engage with global issues, and people working with NGOs to promote approaches to education that reflect these issues, or those working in education policy. Teachers who apply who have recently qualified in the UK may be able to use some of the M-level credits they gained at the end of their PGCE as partial credit. 

If you are interested in developing your skills in preparing your learners for living in a world of increasingly complex global challenges, then please consider applying. You can study full-time over a year, or part-time over 2-5 years. 

You can find out more about the MA here.  Feel free to contact the Programme Leader, Dr Clare Bentall (c.bentall@ucl.ac.uk), if you have any questions about the programme.