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•	18-22 February 2019 – Barcelona

• 18-22 February 2019 – Barcelona

(DONE)
•	22-26 April 2019 – Paris

• 22-26 April 2019 – Paris

(DONE)
•	25-29 November 2019 - Helsinki

• 25-29 November 2019 - Helsinki

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•	17-21 February 2020 - Paris

• 17-21 February 2020 - Paris

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•	13-17 July 2020 - Paris

• 13-17 July 2020 - Paris

•	13-17 April - Helsinki

• 13-17 April - Helsinki

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Creating Our Eco-Schools

Creating Our Eco-Schools is a training course for pre-school, primary and secondary schools teachers to provide environmental awareness, environmental management and sustainable development education for their students. Through the participatory approach, students in the school learn about environmental issues and take an active role in raising awareness of their families, local governments and NGOs on environmental issues. Eco-schools teachers will take a role in ensuring environmental awareness in other parts of the society, going beyond the teaching of classroom teachers. The most important and integrative factor is student participation again. Students are our valuable for the future and a clean and green World is the only thing that we can give to them as a treasure. This course will help to teachers to teach students the habits they will use throughout their lifetime and influence their achievement, as far as the environment is concerned.

We all know that trees are cut for paper making, stone and sand are used for making glass, and packaging materials are still being used for the production of natural resources, we all know that our natural resources are not endless, but every production end of natural resources is running low and if one is harmed the nature we can say goodbye to my natural resources. Teachers and school administrators who are aware of this situation want to teach their students about recovering waste, preventing waste of resources, to prevent energy crises that may be experienced in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

All the participants will:

  • Create and develops a new identity,
  • Build a participatory structure for your students to attend group work,
  • Develop your students’ problem-solving, and discussion skills,
  • Use of initiative, ability to make decisions,
  • Consumption patterns change, wastefulness is prevented,
  • Conservation of natural resources develops consciousness.
  • Inspire and empowers students
  • Create leaders for change in their communities
  • Develop responsible attitudes and commitment
  • Lead to increased levels of confidence and motivation
  • Increase your students’ participation in environmental actions
  • Improve your students’ skills and knowledge in all subjects
  • Improve your students’ mental and physical well-being

Objectives of the Course:

  • Understanding environmental awareness, environmental management and sustainable development education,
  • Teaching the students the habits they will use throughout their lifetime,
  • Getting information about world, environment and the resources,
  • Relating between garbage and recyclable materials
  • Analyzing steps of the recycling system
  • Creating environmental list about any space for planting or any space for playing
  • Designing creative tasks
  • Preparing an action plan
  • Investigating problems about environment

Methodology:

  • Focusing on practical and skills-based interactive learning
  • Creating immediate feedbacks
  • Discussing on best practices
  • Working on hands-on activities
  • Encouraging tasks and activities for students to create new idea about environmental education
  • Brainstorming
  • Working in groups cooperatively

Target Group:

  • All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

Preparation:

Before the course,

  • A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.
  • They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.
  • A closed Facebook group will be created for getting know each other of all participants and to share practical information.

Validation:

  • A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

DAILY PROGRAM

1st Day

  • Getting to know each other – presentation of participant organizations
  • Why teaching recycling is it important for students?
  • What kind of environment does our children expect?
  • Is there a world that can still has the same resources?

2nd Day

  • Raise children's awareness
  • What is garbage?
  • What do we do with the garbage?
  • Which items are garbage, which items are not?
  • How to teach recyclable materials?
  • Activities to teach the recyclable materials

3rd Day

  • Conversation with school teachers about their recycling program and their curriculum
  • How schools can contribute to the recycling process?
  • What are the steps of the recycling system?
  • Segregation at source, classification, valuation
  • How can you encourage your students about “environmental education”?
  • Designing creative tasks for your students

4th day

  • Ways of setting up and maintaining curricular about recycling
  • How can you add your school strategy?
  • Conversation with school teachers about their recycling program and their curriculum
  • Examples from European schools and discussion

5th day

  • Create your own environmental list around your school
  • Any space for planting?
  • Any space for playing?
  • Plant variety around school?
  • Analysis of problems
  • Preparing an action plan
  • Overview of the course program
  • Evaluation of the course program
  • Filling the feedback forms