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Sustainable Schools: Navigating Environmental Changes

Duration:
5-Day Course
Language:
English
Course Overview

“Sustainable Schools” is a transformative 5-day course designed for educators committed to fostering sustainability within educational institutions. This program provides a comprehensive exploration of environmental changes, empowering educators to lead the way in creating sustainable and eco-friendly schools. Through a blend of theoretical insights, practical applications, and collaborative activities, participants will gain the knowledge and skills needed to initiate positive environmental changes within their schools.

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Course Objectives
  • Define sustainability in the context of educational institutions and its global significance.
  • Design eco-friendly and energy-efficient school facilities.
  • Integrate environmental education into the curriculum through interdisciplinary projects.
  • Foster partnerships with local communities and organizations for sustainable initiatives.
  • Develop strategies to assess sustainable learning outcomes and create a sustainable action plan for schools.

Schedule

Day 1: 

  • Introduction to Sustainable Schools.
  • Definition of sustainability in the context of educational institutions.
  • Importance of sustainable practices for schools.
  •  Global Environmental Challenges.
  • Overview of current environmental challenges.
  • Discussion on the impact of schools on the environment.

Day 2: 

  • Eco-Friendly School Design.
  • Creating sustainable and energy-efficient school buildings.
  • Integrating renewable energy sources.
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs.
  • Implementing waste reduction strategies.
  • Establishing effective recycling programs within schools.

Day 3: 

  • Curriculum Integration for Environmental Education.
  • Incorporating environmental topics into the curriculum.
  • Designing interdisciplinary projects focused on sustainability.
  • Outdoor and Experiential Learning.
  • Utilizing outdoor spaces for environmental education.
  • Hands-on activities and nature-based learning experiences.

Day 4:

  • Fostering Community Sustainability.
  • Engaging with local communities for sustainable initiatives.
  • Building partnerships with environmental organizations.
  • Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship.
  • Teaching social responsibility and global citizenship.
  • Connecting students with global environmental issues.

 Day 5: 

  • Engaging with local communities for sustainable initiatives.
  • Building partnerships with environmental organizations.
  • Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship.
  • Teaching social responsibility and global citizenship.
  • Connecting students with global environmental issues.
  • Course evaluation and Feedback.

*Please note that program content may be subject to change based on input from our trainers.

Next Dates
LocationStarting DateStatusEnrol
Porto24 June, 2024Contact Us
Barcelos19 August, 2024Contact Us
Porto7 October, 2024Contact Us
Braga9 December, 2024Contact Us

Price

All expenses can be covered through a Knowledge Acquisition (KA) subsidy within the Erasmus+ initiative. This is a 5-day training course in which Mobility Friends imposes a fee of 350€ per attendee, in courses located in the cities of the continent and  Madeira island. The fee for Azores island is 480€ per attendee.

The price includes the training course and a coffee break.

For groups of 5 or more people, please contact us for pricing details.

Important Info

Certificate

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the course.


Schedule

The timing of classes, whether in the morning or afternoon, is determined by the provider. The schedule may vary considerably based on participants’ preferences and the trainer’s discretion regarding any modifications.


Equipment

For certain courses, it may be necessary for you to bring your own laptop. Our team will inform you in case of need.


Other services

Mobility Friends offers various services for you. We handle everything from accommodation to cultural visits and transfers. Contact us to learn how we can assist you with your travel logistics.

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