In the midst of the summer break, teachers take on an important mission – to learn about environmental issues so they can teach what they have learned in the classroom in the fall. Trainings for pedagogical specialists will take place between 11-15 July in Pomorie, within the framework of the project “Changing with climate”, funded by the Environment and Climate Change Programme of the EEA Grants.
The aim is to introduce teachers to contemporary concepts and practical solutions related to climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. It is of the utmost importance that such content is included within the compulsory school subjects.
The trainings will be conducted according to the qualification programmes approved by the Ministry of Education and Science, registered in the Information Registry of approved qualification programmes for pedagogical specialists. The first two programmes, starting in July 2022, are “Environmental Education in Schools – the impact of climate change on environmental components” and “Environmental Education in Schools – climate change and effects on economic sectors”. At the end of the professional training, teachers will receive certificates for 2 qualifying credits.
Between September and October, another 70 teachers will receive training on the topic “Environmental education in schools – climate change, natural disasters and human health”. Upon completion, they will receive certificates for 1 qualifying credit. The idea behind this initiative is to use interactive and inspiring ways to implement the State Education Standards for Civic, Health, Environmental and Intercultural Education. Teachers will gain skills on how to build bridges between subject content and climate change issues and their impact on the environment, health and the economy.