Plastic-free school network: – English online course  for the Environment

This course is online, free of charge and proposes a series of lessons covering the micro-language and associated grammar on the theme of environmental topics to allow participating schools and teachers to communicate with colleagues from other European countries about their activities and transfer the micro-language to children. The course is for adult learners who don’t feel confident enough in communicating and who need to build their vocabulary and practice their grammar. The topic area is vast and so the course has been divided into eight main topic areas (see scheme), each of which contains a number of sub-topics which will provide the topics for the micro-language. Topics will be chosen from the different areas on a rotating basis. Each lesson will be 2 hours – 1.5 hours linguistic aspects of the topic + 30min discussion to be delivered on-line and will deal with a particular sub-topic. Each lesson will use the opportunity provided by the subject matter to cover relevant micro-language and associated grammar forms for teachers involved in the project activities and who are taking part in the school plastic free movement. All the participants will receive a participation certificate based on the number of hours of attendance. Under less than 75% of the hours they will not receive any certificate. The certificate will be emitted by Polo Europeo della Conoscenza, the Project’s coordinator Organization, a Public body in Italy and It is valid as training credit. For those requiring we will prepare also the europass certificate.

Note: This course is only open to all the teachers who are willing to join the Plastic-Free Schools network.

The total duration is 16 meetings online for teachers .

Session

Month 2021/22

Date

time

Macro area

Sub-topic

1

April 2021

13

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life Technology in everyday life

2

April

26

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Waste Reduce reuse recycle replace

3

May

3

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Energy Global warming

4

May

18

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation Ecosystems

5

May

25

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Technology Plastics- microplastics

6

June

7

17:00-19.00

Rome time

Climate Interactive En-Roads tool Climate change

 

July

 

     

 

August

 

     

7

September 2021

6

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Pollution Pollution

8

September 2021

20

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Energy
Global warming

9

October 2021

4

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Technology
Plastics - microplastics

10

October 2021

18

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life
Sustainable cities: transport, gardens

11

November

8

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation
Interconnectivity 

12

November

22

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Energy	
Greenhouse gases

13

December

13

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Conservation
Invasive species

14

December

20

16.30-18.30 Rome time

The use of land Food production

15

January 2022

10

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Waste Biodegradability

16

January 2022

24

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Water water scarcity

17

February 2022

7

16.30-18.30 Rome time

Modern life Local action

The course will be delivered by Dr. Gordon Kennedy Ph.D., freelance science educator with broad experience in teaching adults and students.

To join the course please fill the form here. All the participants will be added to the school plastic-free movement googlegroup and to join our community on Viber. Further communication will be available by email.

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1st lesson April 13th, 2021 4.30 pm

Modern life – Technology in everyday life

2nd lesson April 29th, 2021 4.30 pm

Modern life – Technology in everyday life (food and tools)

3rd lesson May 3rd 2021 4.30 pm

Waste – Reduce reuse recycle replace

4th lesson May 18th 2021 4.30 pm

Waste – recycle

Ecosystems

5th lesson May 25th 2021 4.30 pm

Ecosystems 2 part

6th lesson June 7th 2021 5.00 pm

Climate Interactive En-Roads

Links related to Climate Interactive En-Roads:

En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that gives everyone the chance to design their own scenarios to limit future global warming. 

En-Roads User Guide:  Open here

Roads web site: Open Here 

En-Roads feedback form 

7th lesson 6th September 2021 4.30 pm

Pollution

8th leeson 20th Sptember 2021 4.30 pm

Pollution – Energy – Global warming

9th lesson October 4th 2021 4.30 pm

Energy – Global warming (part 2)

10th lesson October 18th 4.30 pm

Energy – Global warming

Technology – Plastics and microplastics (part 1)

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “English for the Environment”
  1. Chiedo di partecipare al corso perché ritengo che la tutela dell’ambiente e della salute siano argomenti molto importanti da trattare a scuola con i futuri cittadini del mondo.
    Anna L.

  2. I am a primary school teacher. I would like to know more about plastic- free in Earth and practice english grammar. Thank you!

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