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Energetic Start to E3 Programme

Our E³ Energy, Enterprise & Environment professional learning programme (PLP) started on 10th February and was received with great enthusiasm and energy from the 23 teachers involved.

Meeting for the first time at our residential weekend in North Berwick, the teachers quickly found common ground with one another through Learning for Sustainability and the desire to make this a priority in their teaching and students learning.  The teachers will be guided through this PLP, which is sponsored by EDF Energy until March 2018, and will cover key topics such as climate justice, energy, low carbon skills and will link with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through the Eco-Schools Scotland programme.

One of the key resources available to the teachers involved is The Pod which provides excellent classroom activities to help them understand energy, science and sustainability and we highly recommend this as a tool to support Learning for Sustainability.  Positive feedback from the teachers involved in the residential includes quotes such as “I am only beginning to realise what a fantastic resource The Pod is” and we are confident it will become an integral part of the E³ programme and future teaching practice for those involved.

The E³ teachers will be using the on-line learning platform, Moodle, through the duration of the programme and it will be complemented with focussed reading and specific Pod activities and the residential will follow with on-line and twilight sessions which will help and encourage teachers to share and reflect with one another.  After the success of the residential, we are excited to kick off the first twilight session in March 2017 which will focus on Climate Justice with potential for classroom activity to be published to The Pod. 

Here is what some of our teachers had to say following the successful start to the PLP:

“I’m really excited about the journey we are embarking on, I feel really inspired after the residential and confident about what I can achieve with the support network that is in place.” Colette Wright, Caledonia Primary School

“It’s been great to create a network with so many different ideas and skills within a group” Niall McKay, Morgan Academy

“I think this is an excellent programme and I am looking forward to the journey ahead of me and excited about what I can do to share this with the children and my colleagues.” Vicky Walker, St Margaret’s RC Primary School

Keep an eye on participants' progress on the 2017 E³ programme here.

07 March 2017

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