How to teach about the climate change and environmental sustainability? What support can we give to teachers so they can best address the topics in the classroom and inspire change? In 2020, the annual priority for eTwinning is focused on climate change and environmental challenges, thus placing these questions at the core of all eTwinning activities.
For 15 years, eTwinning has actively supported teachers’ engagement in a variety of ways and subjects. This included creating sustainable and green classrooms, with the first projects on the topic dating as far as 2005. More than 800,000 teachers and 200,000 schools from 44 countries have since joined this dynamic European community. In eTwinning, teachers can, for example, create sustainable projects inspired by ideas and resources available in dedicated eTwinning kits, or share pedagogical practice in the Featured Group on Sustainability Education Network.
The eTwinning Annual Conference places these activities in the spotlight. During the conference, eTwinners will learn from experts and peers, establish and nurture connections and share experiences to find inspiration and create positive change in their schools and communities. In reply to the unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference 2020 goes fully online.
During the conference, with a choice of more than 40 experts-led workshops, the 600 teachers connecting from 44 countries will be encouraged to:
During 2020, the status quo has been challenged all over the world and the best response to the cry for change is a call for action. The eTwinning Online Annual Conference invites eTwinners to jointly share the efforts and lessons learnt and, in true spirit of eTwinning, lead the progress to create the sustainable schools of tomorrow.