What is it?
Climate Labs is a free online training program that promotes sustainable education, critical thinking, and co-creation. It was developed by the international platform 2811 with financial support from the European Union and is supported by Climate KIC.
About this course
This 5-week program trains and empowers secondary school teachers in Berlin to integrate climate change-related content into their classrooms. The project also enables secondary education students to engage actively with urban socio-environmental challenges by implementing a Young Climathon.
In this one or two-day event, students work together with their teacher on a real climate challenge in Berlin provided by a specific social actor (for example, a school, the city, the local government, or a company).
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Benefits of participating
Capacity building :
Teachers will explore the links between climate change and socio-ecological challenges and will leave the course equipped with practical tools and methods to address these issues inside and outside of their classrooms.
Participants will connect with other secondary school teachers in Berlin. They will leave with a new awareness of the environment and motivated to foster the development of 21st-century skills in their students, such as effectiveness, empathy, systems thinking, and digital literacy.
Activities of the teacher training
Participants will interact with the 2811 team and engage in these activities:
Surveys: A series of online questions to gather data on the knowledge, opinions, and perspectives of the participants.
Sessions: live online to exchange opinions, perspectives and ideas with facilitators, participants and experts in education for sustainable development (ESD) and climate action.
Discussion: Discussions are a fundamental component of the asynchronous section of Climate Labs. Participants should comment on their appreciation of the shared materials, and whether it is relevant to react to other interventions.
Contents: For the teacher training, Climate Labs uses an online learning platform (Teachable) where articles, videos, and other didactic and methodological materials are shared with the participants.
Final deliverable: To obtain the official certification, the participants will elaborate -and present, if required- a proposal to integrate the tools and methods explored in Climate Labs in their study plan or program design.
Activities of the young climathon
The Young Climathon consists of the following elements:
If you need more information, feel free to visit the Young Climathon official website or ask your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org