Education Exchange: Climate education through partnerships
As we head towards COP27, the global summit which will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, we are looking at the way different countries and segments of the population are affected and responding to the challenges.
Many people believe international partnerships are difficult to achieve, but in this webinar, our panel of global educators will be discussing their virtual partnerships and how they have collaborated with projects focusing on climate education.
As the world slowly starts to open up again following the Covid-19 pandemic, we will discuss ways that an international partnership can support the delivery of climate education in the classroom.
About the panel
This is a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience. Speaker details will be added to this page.
Colette Cotton is an international coordinator at a large primary school in the South East of the UK. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are embedded into the school’s curriculum, enabling pupils to work on collaborative projects with schools across the world, with the current project linked to SDG 13: Climate Action.
Colette is a British Council Ambassador, supporting schools worldwide in their use of ICT and the SDGs. Through the British Council’s former Connecting Classrooms programme, she has visited or worked online with schools in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Czech Republic, Moldova, Sri Lanka, India, Jordan, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Tunisia. Colette recently visited and worked with schools in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia on STEM projects and SDGs.
She has written recent research papers for CCGL (Connecting Classroom Global learning) with UCL: ‘How can we ensure that global learning is sustainable in schools?’ and ‘Exploring a multi-country partnership through a ‘Zero Waste’ project’.
Colette's Twitter handle: @ColetteCotton
Aysha Wehbe is an English teacher and international partnerships lead at Ghobeiry 2 Public School in Beirut, Lebanon. She has supported her school to achieve the British Council International School Award on two occasions and has worked as a British Council Schools ambassador for the past 12 years. Most recently she has led a British Council international school partnership between her school and Ysgol Clywedog in the UK which has focused on raising students awareness climate change and sustainability education themes and issues.
Nicholas Brown is Head of Geography and international education lead at Ysgol Clywedog, Wrexham, UK. He has led his school’s British Council School Partnership with Ghobeiry 2 Public School (Lebanon) over the last two years and has a wealth of experience planning, managing and delivering international school partnership activities on climate change and sustainability education.
World Teachers' Day online event 2022
This webinar is part of the World Teachers' Day online event 2022.
The World Teachers’ Day Online Conference will be a truly global event, designed to reach every teacher in every part of the world. This event will take place on Saturday 1 October, starting in Vietnam at 03.00 UK time and ending in Mexico at 22.00 UK time, offering 19 hours of online professional development.
As with previous years, British Council TeachingEnglish will be hosting a series of talks, workshops and panel discussions. This year our theme is ‘Teachers at the centre of a changing world'.
This unique online event will move around the globe with sessions happening in different time zones during the day. Starting in Vietnam and ending in Mexico, we aim to provide teachers around the world with opportunities to attend the event in their own time zone and share ideas with teachers in their region and around the world.