What have you done so far?
So far, we have established structures, and processes and activities for communication, collaboration and management. We have produced first drafts of the seven LTPs, and are busy designing the first round of courses, which will take place from March to July 2023.
Who do you want to reach and how?
Our target groups are teachers working in European primary and secondary schools, student teachers and teacher educators with different levels of experience of ‘teaching sustainability’.
We want to work with teachers through a range of workshops, courses and events, including fully online, blended learning and face-to-face summer schools. We’re keen to learn from them about how effective these different forms of mobility for professional learning are. We are paying attention to ensure we include under-represented and marginalized teacher and student groups.
Which gap does your work fill?
As we see it, the global sustainability challenge calls for the transformation of our education systems to better support the transition to a fair and sustainable future. This demands critical and creative change across institutions and at all levels of education, across Europe.
Our Erasmus+ Teacher Academy is a change catalyst. It brings the expertise of teachers in schools, civil society, teacher educators and academics from 7 different countries together as part of a social learning process. This is a rich opportunity to learn together through exchange, practice, and reflection.
How do you plan to measure the outcomes or impact of this Teacher Academy?
We have an evaluation partner working with us from the start, helping us to define our goals in terms of outputs, outcomes and impact, and reflect on how we are doing along the way. We also have an external advisory group of education and sustainability experts, who provide constructive feedback over the duration of the project. Furthermore, we will assess Learning Teaching Packages and courses against stated objectives and in relation to GreenComp through surveys, interviews and focus groups with participating teachers and project partners.
What are the next steps for you and your project partners? What are your expectations for the upcoming year(s) and what do you want to achieve?
The next step, starting this spring, is the first round of courses with teachers. This year we are starting by working very closely with limited numbers of educators to help us to develop the LTPs, and refine the design of our courses. In the following two years, we are looking to increase the numbers of teachers we engage online and to share our learning with local and national stakeholders, and the European Commission.
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