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Green Educator Course
What is the Green Educator Course?
Annie (Alumni from Hong Kong)
Lessons relating to environmentalism and sustainability are found in many classrooms worldwide. Yet despite being a significant issue of the 21st century, sustainability rarely takes a significant role in school learning. Furthermore, few professional development opportunities for teachers mean that they lack the skills to teach sustainability in their classrooms.
Green School Bali is committed to teaching environmental stability. Since 2013, Green School has offered its Green Educator Course where teachers from around the world learn with and from Green School teachers, as well as local and international experts. Attendees leave with a new toolbox of innovative teaching strategies and resources they go on to implement in their own teaching.
This unique course focuses on making schools and teaching more sustainable and holistic. Courses are facilitated by teachers, parents, students, and international experts. The course uses nature, interactive workshops, collaborative projects, and other activities to immerse participants in a cultural experience. Atendees also keep reflective journals during the experience.
The Green Educator Course works on the basis of a Whole School Sustainability Framework focusing on campus, curriculum, organization, and culture. Attendees explore different activities and models of sustainability, how to plan and implement this in school, and learn the pedagogy behind the approach. Educators are encouraged to open classrooms and timetables to connect more with students and communities.
The course brings people together and focuses on balancing spirituality, mindfulness, and networking. People are excited to connect and bond with colleagues in a meaningful way.Impact
The course offers a stimulating, heartening, and purifying experience that echoes with the Balinese culture. Attendees leave with a new toolbox of innovative teaching strategies and resources they go on to implement in their own teaching.Scalability
The course is offered in English while it also runs twice a year in Indonesia for local teachers. Attendees from over 25 countries have participated.