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Welcome back!

by Taieb Oussaifi -
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Now that the new school year has begun, I would like to remind you of a few updates that are coming up. We are very happy to welcome the new teachers who recently joined our network and will be teaching Going Green in their classes. On behalf of the TAUS team, I would like to welcome new teachers and seize the opportunity to recommend having a look at the documents attached below:

Going Green – Education for Sustainability is a multi-award-winning blended-learning project specifically designed for the English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom in Germany and the U.S. More than 6.800 teachers and students participated at the project since its initiation in 2014. Participating classes range between 10 and 12 grades on average. However, younger classes could also participate thanks to the customizable character of the activities and tasks. In fact, Going Green tasks could be adjusted to your students’ learning needs and abilities. The action and inquiry-based activities give your students the opportunity to interact with the English language and grasp environmental concepts and terminologies. While a large focus centers on critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, Going Green activities seek to foster students’ intercultural competence as they will learn more about what the government and civil society in the U.S. are doing to face environmental challenges. For example, students will listen to “Going Green experts”, learn more about governmental initiatives and policies, and inspect the struggles of different indigenous groups and minorities in the U.S. society. They will, thereby, look at things beyond stereotypes and develop their "insider-outsider" perspectives. Moreover, students will examine their own communities and attempt to actively and positively impact it by identifying problems, designing and evaluating solutions, and implementing their solution by working collaboratively on a project.