eTwinning UK ‘climate change challenge’

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Take urgent action on climate change - take the challenge with your class

For teachers anywhere in the world – tackle climate change together through school international collaboration. 

Watch the recording below

This session was aimed at schoolteachers (of pupils aged 3-19) across all subject areas, who are interested in tackling climate change by collaborating within international classroom projects. 

Three teachers demonstrated how their online climate change projects have impacted upon their pupils learning, one of which uses the climate change challenge.

WHO IS THE CHALLENGE FOR?

The eTwinning climate challenge has been developed in consultation with British Council schools’ ambassadors and is designed for teachers of / and pupils aged between 3 to 19 (campaign offer open to UK schools only)  

One of the many pedagogical strengths of taking part in eTwinning projects is increased student motivation through shared and collaborative project based learning with an international audience. It is highly recommended that both teachers and pupils work with their international partner schools to help instigate and empower pupils to tackle climate change together.

Challenges increase in difficulty as pupils progress from red (least challenging) to blue (most challenging) as per the thermometer colour code.It is up to teachers and preferably their eTwinning partners and/or pupils to decide whether to undertake all challenges and to progress in a linear or non-linear mode. The challenges have also been designed for homeschooling.

Each challenge links to supporting materials including eTwinning, British Council, United Nations and BBC pre-prepared content - designed to give pupils explorative learning opportunities. 

UK CURRICULAR LINKS

England:   
Primary: Science, Geography, English, Computing and Art.  
Secondary: Geography, Art, English and Citizenship.   

Scotland:  
Primary: Sciences (planet Earth); Social Sciences (people, place and environment); Literacy and English (listening and talking, writing), Technology; Expressive Arts  
Secondary: Social Sciences (people, place and environment, people in society, economy and business); Literacy and English (listening and talking, writing); Art.   

Wales:  
Primary: Science, Geography, English, ICT and Art.  
Secondary: Geography, Art, English, Personal and Social Education.   

Northern Ireland:  
Primary: The World Around Us, Language and Literacy, the Arts.  
Secondary: English with Media Education, Environment and Society, the Arts, Personal Development and Mutual Understanding.  

START YOUR ETWINNING CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECT NOW

To start your eTwinning journey all you need to do is: 

  1. Sign up to eTwinning for free now. 
  2. Use our quick start guide to help find a partner school.
  3. Register an eTwinning climate change project.

GET SOME MEDIA ATTENTION FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

International activity, particularly involving young people, can provide interesting stories for the media, and eTwinning offers lots of opportunities for this. Whether you’re involved in a European partnership, or a recipient of a prestigious eTwinning Quality Label, showcase your great work to your community. There is good scope for you to secure coverage in local and regional media for your activity.

Download these documents to help you do just that:

·          eTwinning Media Toolkit

·         eTwinning School Label press release template

·         eTwinning partnership press release template

·         eTwinning Quality Label press release template

·         eTwinning UK Logos

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