Global Teacher Award
The award focuses on using Sustainable Development Goals in the classroom and having a better understanding of how others’ lives may be different in relation to this.
The award aims to ensure teachers:
- have increased ability to understand and critique the knowledge base and key concepts associated with education for a just and sustainable world (global learning)
- be able to justify incorporating global learning in the curriculum and include activities to measure changes in attitudes of your pupils in relation to certain global issues
- have increased confidence and understanding of how to promote informed, active global citizenship.
“It was something I was invited to do as I am in a cluster group of schools (4 in UK and 4 in Uganda) as originally I signed up to do a global classroom.” Lindsay explains
“Unfortunately, due to Covid things never really got off the ground as the schools in Uganda have been shut since summer because of Covid”
“As they should be back in school now, we are hoping to strengthen links with them and continue our project which was to look at electricity and renewable energy, so I’m keen to find out the cost that school pay per unit of electricity; get some energy trackers fitted and see if we can save any money anywhere.”
Lindsay is also an SDG Ambassador, a growing group of global educators dedicated to responding to a call to action within education to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.