Self Paced Foundations Course
An opportunity to hone your professional skills and knowledge as a green educator
Dive deeper into a step-by-step guide of Green School Way of teaching and learning. In this course, you will get the tools and strategies you need to make a change in your classroom or community. You will also be connected and received feedback from a global community of learners. Adjust to your own schedule and work at your own pace until the final day of the course.
LEARN HOW TO
- Understand the wider definition of sustainability and the importance of education for sustainability
- Reflect and be aware of your personal teaching practice and the new behaviours to implement a transformative practice
- Make a shift from conventional education to wall-less paradigm of education
- Develop plans and create new models and strategies that promote learners curiosity, engagement, critical and innovative skills
- Implement values-based education as the central of learning experiences
- Education Revolution
- Defining Sustainability
- Education for Sustainability
- A Sustainable Mindset
- Your Mission
- Critical Chaos
- Learning Cycles
- Transformative Practice
- Reflective Practice
- Beyond Ecophobia
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Permaculture Principles
- Sustainability Lens
- Mindfulness Exercise
- The Big Four
- Green School Skills
- Green School Values
- Three Frames of Learning
- The Walls
- Teachers & Learners: Relationship-centered Learning
- Mixed-aged Learning
- Indoor & Outdoor
- Classroom & Community
- Integrated Learning
Still got questions? Check out more information below!
There will be 4 modules spread out over 8 weeks. Ideally, you should dedicate around 3 – 4 hours per week. Each module is composed of readings, audio recordings, videos, graphics/tables, and assignments. You are encouraged to complete the materials independently before moving on to the next module.
You would engage and interact with other participants through a Group and Discussion board inside the platform.
The Green Educators Course focuses on educators and school administrators, however we welcome anyone who is interested and passionate to learn more about education for sustainability.
The course will stay open for 12 months. After the course ends, you will continue to have access to the Groups, but you will no longer have access to the course materials. You will be able to stay connected to other members of your group, with the Green Educator Alumni network and with us via platforms and future events.
This is an uncertified course. If you wish to get certified, please take the Online Foundation Program – Blended Course.
Be sure to check out the “Additional Resources” page at the end of every module. You can also go to the Group or Discussion Board for more ways to engage with the community. We will also stay in touch with you to share more learning and networking opportunities.
You will earn a Green Educator Certification if you complete all course requirements. This Foundations course is non-credit bearing.
This will be a non-facilitated course. We encourage you to post your comments or views to the Discussion Board and request feedback from peers and vice versa.
Assignments are only visible to you and the Green Educators team. Occasionally, Green Educators may choose to feature the work from a course participant in a story or presentation. However, we will reach out to obtain permission before sharing your work.
We know new platforms can be overwhelming at first but this platform is easy to master if you take a few minutes to access some of the help information. Check out Neo Help Section later for instructions about navigating the platform.