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Wednesday, 26 June 2019

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Site event

Teacher Training (Schleswig)

When
Wednesday, 26 June, 1:30 PM » 4:30 PM
Event type
Site event
Description

Going Green Teacher Training in Schleswig
Wed, Jun 26, 1:30 PM » 16:30 PM, Berufsbildungszentrum Schleswig. Registration via Joannis Kaliampos

 

Talk and teacher workshop:
Going Green – Education for Sustainability in the EFL and STEM Classrooms

 

Workshop announcement

Going Green is a transatlantic school project that fosters interest in innovative sustainability research across the curriculum including the humanities, languages and STEM/MINT subjects, to encourage civic engagement, and develop job qualifications for young people. It is part of the Moodle-based blended learning platform Teach About US. In this workshop, participants will:

  • explore local and regional case studies of sustainable policies and citizen action in the U.S.
  • review a fully developed project curriculum for teaching sustainability and American studies in the English-language classroom (aligned with EFL curricula in Germany for the Sekundarstufe II)
  • analyze sample learner products and project ideas by previous participants
  • experiment with hands-on interactive teaching materials and blended learning tasks on a learning platform (a print-ready PDF version is also available), including approaches to scaffold online collaboration in English
  • develop ideas to start their own local and/or transatlantic sustainability projects at their schools

More information: http://www.teachaboutus.org/ (tab “Sustainability”)

 

About ‘Teach About U.S.’

Teach About U.S. is a major national and developing transatlantic program that makes use of an intercultural blended-learning platform designed by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and LIFE e.V. The platform features two innovative programs: The “U.S. Embassy Election Project” (every four years) and “Going Green – Education for Sustainability” (annually) as well as a blog run by high school and college students in the U.S. and Germany. Both school projects offer virtual and direct access to experts, hands-on teacher training, a fully developed curriculum-based on web 2.0 innovative teaching tools, and a student competition. The goal of Going Green is to foster interest in innovative sustainability research across the curriculum including the humanities, languages and STEM/MINT subjects, to encourage civic engagement, and develop job qualifications for young people. In addition to offering the regular extended curriculum again in the 2017-18 school year, we are featuring a project week addressing renewable energies from a science and cultural studies perspective. Students will explore the challenges of energy systems in the 21st century, the science behind renewable energies, and ways to implement them in the local context. The project is supported by: Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) in Washington D.C.; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin; Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft Berlin; The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

 

Speaker bio

Joannis Kaliampos is a research associate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Leuphana University Lüneburg. He received a Staatsexamen degree in English and History (Gymnasium) from Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. Mr. Kaliampos has held teaching positions at a secondary school (Lahntalschule Lahnau), in the German Program of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith (Fulbright scholarship), and various writing programs (JLU Gießen, TH Mittelhessen). In 2013, he was awarded the Hans-Eberhard Piepho-Prize for the U.S. Embassy School Election Project and he received the “Ausgezeichnete Orte – Land der Ideen” award 2015 for “Going Green – Education for Sustainability”. Mr. Kaliampos is completing a PhD on learner task perceptions in blended learning EFL projects.

 

Contact: Joannis Kaliampos, Institute of English Studies, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany, Phone 04131.677-1662, Email joannis.kaliampos@leuphana.de, Web www.leuphana.de/ies

Location
Berufsbildungszentrum Schleswig