General Information about the project
The primary aim of the “Climate Change Agents” project is the integration of Climate Change Learning into the partner schools’ curricula, as part of our shared long-term vision of a whole school approach towards promoting social inclusion and combating Early School Leaving. eTwinning will be an essential part of our project to securely host, support and share all our Erasmus + KA229 “Climate Change Agents” project work. This project is a key strategic step in our continued interconnected work on a previous eTwinning project. The project fits in with the European Commission’s priorities for 2019-2024 of a transition to a healthy planet and a new digital world (“European Green Deal” and a “Europe fit for the digital age”). The project will involve primarily pupils aged 11-16 and teachers, but we hope to indirectly impact as many members of each school community as possible. Collaboration will be key to the creation of all our outputs and results.
The objectives of the project can be split into pupils, teachers and stakeholders categories. For pupils, as climate change has been chosen as their main theme to motivate them to stay in education, they will raise awareness about climate change and sustainability for the most vulnerable. Also we want our pupils to develop their digital competences through eTwinning. For teachers, we will strategise the integration of Climate Change education into the curricula. Teachers will also improve their digital competences and professional development. For our stakeholders, we will empower families through new alliances with the school to get involved in the project activities. The Climate Change Agents will have long-term benefits and will empower everyone involved to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, preparing them to live with the consequences of climate change and understand its causes.
Pupils and teachers will work regularly on eTwinning using the many different features included in Twinspace. Curriculum integration is key to our project transforming collaboration into an everyday practice. Pupils will work on various themes related to climate change. They will also develop their ability to learn cross-curricular skills such as teamwork, creativity, problem-solving and decision taking. Teachers will set up mixed teams in order to encourage collaboration. Pupils will use their Twinmail and chat to communicate. We intend to hold one videoconference with pupils a month. Teachers have a mailing list for weekly updates and project coordinators are using the project management App “Trello” for faster communication. Coordinators will also hold regular online meetings including a formative assessment. Families and other stakeholders will also take part in the project through eTwinning events and their participation at key moments throughout the project.
The project will focus on four concrete results: the improvement of attendance and lower levels of Early School Leaving (long-term), the development of pupils and teachers digital skills, the integration of climate change in each partner school curriculum and the participation of all stakeholders. The project results can be divided into tangible: reports, Twinspace and project website, Teachers´ Toolkit and Pupils manual on mentoring; and intangible: improvement in the school relations, development of pupils and teachers competences, active citizenship, open-mindedness, international networking, cultural enrichment, sense of achievement and self-esteem. We expect the project to continue having an impact and producing results long after it is finished ensuring its sustainability.
Official Announcement of Erasmus + KA229 funded projects
We are delighted to announced that our Erasmus + KA229 project: "Climate Action Agents" has been funded by the Spanish National Agency. Out of 478 application assessed our project has reached the highest score at national level. Congratulations to you all!