"Digital Tools for Environmental Education & Sustainability" is an innovative Erasmus+ course specially designed to empower educators with cutting-edge digital solutions to promote environmental awareness and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within educational settings. SDGs are a set of global objectives adopted by the United Nations (UN) in September 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. This dynamic training program combines the latest advancements in technology with the principles of environmental education, enabling teachers to play a pivotal role in cultivating a sustainable mindset among their students.
Throughout this course, participants will explore a comprehensive range of digital tools, online resources, and educational apps that effectively integrate sustainability principles into various subjects and learning contexts. By leveraging technology, teachers will learn how to create immersive and interactive lessons that inspire students to become active advocates for environmental preservation and responsible global citizens.
Key Course Highlights:
Target Audience: This Erasmus+ course is open to passionate teachers, educators, and school administrators from across the globe who are committed to embracing digital solutions to enhance environmental education and promote sustainability within their schools.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Understand the Significance of SDGs: Comprehend the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in education and their relevance to environmental education and sustainability initiatives.
Integrate Environmental Education with Digital Tools: Identify and utilize a diverse range of digital tools, mobile applications, and online platforms to enhance environmental education and raise ecoliteracy among students.
Foster Ecoliteracy: Nurture a sense of environmental responsibility and ecological awareness among students through innovative and engaging digital-driven activities.
Design Interdisciplinary Lessons: Create cross-curricular approaches that seamlessly incorporate sustainability principles, SDGs, and environmental education into various subjects, promoting a holistic understanding of global challenges.
Cultivate Sustainable Learning Environments: Develop projects and activities that encourage collaborative learning, active student participation, and the cultivation of sustainable learning environments within the classroom and school community.
Utilize Technology for Sustainable Development: Leverage technology to address environmental challenges, promote sustainable practices, and support progress towards the SDGs.
Overcome Implementation Barriers: Address potential challenges when integrating technology, sustainability, and SDGs in education, and develop effective strategies to overcome obstacles.
Build Collaborative Networks: Engage in collaborative learning experiences and establish connections with educators from different backgrounds and cultures, fostering a supportive network for ongoing professional development.
Create Action Plans: Develop personalized action plans that outline how to effectively implement digital tools, technology, environmental education, and SDGs within the school community.
Promote Global Citizenship: Equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values to become active global citizens who are committed to environmental stewardship, sustainability, and contributing to a more inclusive and equitable world.
Classes take place Monday to Friday in the morning.
Day 1: Understanding SDGs and Environmental Education
Course introduction, objectives, and expectations, providing an overview of the course structure and participant introductions.
Introduction to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to education and environmental sustainability.
Exploring the role of educators in promoting environmental awareness and sustainable practices among students.
Identifying key SDGs related to environmental issues and their importance in achieving a sustainable future.
Introduction to digital tools and technology for enhancing environmental education.
Day 2: Integrating Digital Tools for Environmental Education
Exploring a diverse range of digital tools, mobile applications, and online platforms that support environmental education.
Hands-on workshop: Practical session on using digital tools to create engaging and interactive lessons on environmental topics.
Designing interdisciplinary projects that seamlessly integrate technology and sustainability principles across different subjects.
Day 3: Ecoliteracy and Sustainable Learning Environments
Nurturing ecoliteracy in students and fostering a sense of environmental responsibility through digital-driven activities.
Creating sustainable learning environments that promote collaboration, active participation, and student engagement.
Case studies and best practices: Learning from successful examples of sustainable learning initiatives powered by digital tools.
Day 4: Leveraging Technology for Sustainable Development
Harnessing technology to address environmental challenges, support sustainable practices, and contribute to SDGs.
Identifying digital solutions for specific SDGs related to environment, climate action, and biodiversity preservation.
Group project: Collaborative session to develop technology-driven projects for sustainable development in the local context.
Day 5: Overcoming Challenges and Action Planning
Addressing potential barriers and challenges when integrating digital tools, environmental education, and SDGs in the classroom.
Sharing experiences and insights from participants' projects and activities.
Developing personalized action plans to implement the acquired knowledge and skills within participants' schools and communities.
Certification of Attendance
Confirmation of Erasmus+ Mobility documents
The 5-day course fee per participant is set at 420€, which provides comprehensive coverage for all aspects of the program. This fee includes the following:
Course Materials: Participants will receive all necessary course materials, including handouts, guides, and resources, to support their learning throughout the program.
Administrative Support: Participants will benefit from administrative assistance before, during, and after the course, ensuring a smooth registration process, timely communication, and any necessary follow-up support.
Monitoring and Mentoring: The course fee covers monitoring and mentoring services provided by experienced professionals who will guide participants throughout the program, offering personalized support, feedback, and guidance.
Coffee Breaks: Participants will enjoy refreshments during coffee breaks, fostering networking opportunities and providing a relaxed environment for informal discussions and interactions.
Other Inclusions: The fee also covers any additional services or resources required for the successful implementation of the course, ensuring a comprehensive and fulfilling learning experience.
We strive to ensure that participants receive exceptional value for their investment in the course, with the fee covering a wide range of services and resources that contribute to their professional development and overall satisfaction.