As part of the Climate Action Project, Education Perfect is proudly fostering a connection between climate experts and teachers around the globe.

 

 

I’m very proud to head a company at the forefront of leading education technology. I’m also a big believer, as is everyone at EP, that the broader idea of ‘online learning’ doesn’t just apply to students, but teachers as well. With the accelerating rate of change in so many areas of our lives, it’s vital that teachers continue to stay relevant and up to date with technology as it evolves.

With that in mind, it’s a good fit that EP is getting right behind the Climate Action Project, which is providing teachers with an opportunity to develop their own knowledge from world-renowned experts. 

The Climate Action Project will feature nearly 500,000 students between the ages of 5 and 22 years coming together as climate change activists in a free, interactive innovation project. Taking place for six weeks from September 28 to November 8, students will be taking environmental action through studying and finding solutions to the climate crisis.

Through designing, inventing, campaigning, and sharing their stories with the world through the use of technology and creative expression of ideas, these activist youth will inspire questions, as well as provide answers.

Supporting events and projects like this provides us an opportunity to help create real change and assist in bringing students together to learn, think and do, taking positive steps towards helping the environment. I’m proud, as CEO of Education Perfect (EP), to join with world leaders in governments, environmental organisations and many notable global changemakers, in magnifying the project’s messages and activities to our almost 1.5 million students around the world who use the EP online learning platform.

 

The Climate Action Project will feature nearly 500,000 students between the ages of 5 and 22 years coming together as climate change activists in a free, interactive innovation project. Taking place for six weeks from September 28 to November 8, students will be taking environmental action through studying and finding solutions to the climate crisis.

 

Koen Timmers, the Climate Action Project’s founder agrees and said that education is key to changing students’ behaviour and society’s mindset. “For this, we need to understand that students can do so much more than memorising facts about climate and environment. They have the capacity to solve real-world solutions and take action for a better world,” he said.

As part of the project, teachers are to receive high-quality professional development being offered by world-renowned education leaders, and all classrooms have access to the complete curriculum – which is co-authored by WWF and translated in over 10 languages. 

EP is also providing free access for six weeks to hundreds of EP climate action resources to support teaching alongside the Climate Action Project.

This is a project about finding real answers to the climate crisis, spearheaded by those for whom climate change’s impact will be most felt. Over the course of the six weeks, students will work to develop their own solutions to climate change after building foundational knowledge, considering bias and scientific evidence, establishing trusted sources, and creating personal connections with the work of environmental justice. Classrooms will expand perspectives of the climate crisis beyond school walls through intergenerational interviews and in class-to-class virtual exchange experiences, working with other students who may look and live differently. Students will progress through hands-on learning experiences to gain insights to causes, effects, and solutions as both global collaborators and also knowledge constructors. 

The Climate Action Project concludes with a ‘week of action’ and Climate Action Day, a global online learning celebration to be held on November 5, 2020. During this event, classrooms will hear from presenters, including primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Princess Esmerelda of Belgium, explorer Céline CousteauNASA Head of Mars Mission Dr. Rick Davis, and experts from WWF, UN, and UNEP. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to join as speakers to share their solutions with the world. 

We’re in good company at EP. In its fourth year, the project has gained support from world leaders and global experts with endorsements from His Holiness the Dalai LamaDr. GoodallAustrian President Van der BellenIreland President Michael Higgins, and Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala Yousafzai. Any student, anywhere on the planet is invited to be a part of the project created by the education non-profit Take Action Global, in collaboration with WWF InternationalNASA, and the United Nations. The project is further endorsed by the European Commission and Ministries of Education and Environment from 15 countries. 

Teachers are invited to join the Climate Action Project and registration is open for all on the Climate Action Project website

People confronted with the looming spectre of climate change and environmental issues often ask, “What can I do?”. The answer is usually constructed around the notion that we ‘think global, act local’. The Climate Action Project is one which allows us to do both, and I couldn’t me prouder to lead EP in supporting it.

 

 

 

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