Young students are asking teachers to take action. Young students are passionate about taking action for the environment and seeking opportunities to learn more about conservation and biodiversity. Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) like “TiME to seed a future” are great to engage in online learning. With our training, you will gain knowledge and skills in a flexible and accessible way.
The European Schoolnet Academy is a reputable platform for online learning. The course offered by This is My Earth is an excellent opportunity for teachers. With TiME you will learn about engaging young people in environmental conservation.
This course allows teachers to gain insights and practical strategies to inspire and empower their students. We see both groups taking action for the planet.
We are amazed to see so many young people advocating for their education. It’s important that, as educators, we support and encourage them in their pursuits.
Teachers interested in this course should consider signing up before the April 3 deadline to take advantage of this unique opportunity.
Teaching biodiversity means taking action
Teaching biodiversity and climate change strategies using democratic means, volunteer-based work, and crowdfunding can be a great way to engage students in meaningful and impactful learning experiences.
By using democratic means, students can learn about the importance of collaboration, consensus-building, and decision-making processes in environmental conservation.
They can participate in group discussions, debates, and decision-making exercises. TiME‘s training allows them to practice their communication and leadership skills while learning about the complexities of environmental issues.
Volunteer-based work can also be a valuable learning experience for students, as it provides opportunities for them to engage in hands-on activities and make a tangible difference in their communities.
They can participate in activities such as planting trees, cleaning up local parks or waterways, or organizing educational events, which not only help to improve the environment but also foster a sense of community and social responsibility. And they can donate and vote through This is My Earth, an amazing platform to purchase endangered lands and give them back to local communities and NGOs.
We believe crowdfunding is a powerful tool for students to learn about the importance of financial resources in environmental conservation. They can create fundraising campaigns to support local conservation efforts or to raise awareness about specific environmental issues.
Through this process, they can learn about the importance of budgeting, marketing, and communication skills, while also making a tangible impact on the environment.
Overall, teaching biodiversity and climate change strategies using democratic means, volunteer-based work, and crowdfunding can help to engage students in meaningful and impactful learning experiences that prepare them to become active and responsible citizens.
How to follow TiME’s MOOC
You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but there are only a few deadlines you need to pay attention to (those for the quizzes and/or the peer-review activity).
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Learning objectives of TiME to seed a future for your students
- Learn how to bring the topic of climate change and its impact on ecosystems to your students
- Be able to discuss conservation dilemmas with students and encourage their involvement in conservation efforts
- Discover ideas and tools for addressing conservation in the classroom
- Develop ideas for student-led conservation projects and activities including debates, volunteering, fundraising and engaging local communities
- Design a lesson plan incorporating ideas from this online course
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