Teachers’ workshop – New tools for PBL

Mentors training in Scotland

Invitation to teachers and educators

We would like to invite you to be part of an exciting project that we are piloting in partnership with European entrepreneurship incubator Climate-KIC .

Climate-KIC, like Solutions for the Planet, promote project-based learning (PBL) techniques to tackle climate and environmental issues. They have created a visual toolbox that provides adaptable and flexible tools to help with PBL projects.  These tools and concepts are easy to transfer and combine with other tools as part of project-based learning approaches in business and the classroom.

So far Climate-KIC have tested the toolbox resources with adults and older students. Solutions for the Planet are the only UK organisation who are part of a pilot scheme to introduce the tools to younger students.  This pilot scheme is based on a concept of co-creation, as Climate-KIC and Solutions for the Planet want to actively involve teachers in the design of their resources.  As well as working with teachers in the UK, educators in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain and Austria will also be involved in this pilot.

Within the Big Ideas programme we recognise that students often struggle with fully understanding the problem they are trying to solve and it’s context.  They can find it difficult to produce a robust vision for their idea. They can find is challenging to break down their opportunities and challenges.

The tools that we are going to be piloting should help the students in these areas of their business plans.  We hope they will also have wider application for you as teachers in your curriculum subject areas.  At the workshop we will be testing out the tools and adapting them as we collectively see appropriate. The tools can then be used in the Big Ideas programme development sessions, which our team would like to attend where possible and support.

Workshop information

This workshop is open to teachers and organisations working with young people with an interest in project-based learning and sustainability.  We would welcome attendees from partners outside our Big Ideas programme.

The workshop will take place on 10th May 2018 at Tarmac, Portland House, Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham, B37 7BQ

We can pay reasonable travel expenses for teacher attendees. Please enquire for more info.

Please let me know by Tuesday 24th April if you would like to come along.

Contact Jen Baughan, CEO

Tel: 07912228068

E-mail: jen@solutionsfortheplanet.co.uk