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Energetic start for new professional learning course

An 18-month Energy, Enterprise and Environment professional learning programme got underway on 10 / 11 February in East Lothian with 23 educators.

Primary, secondary and special need school educators, from 14 different local authority areas across Scotland, came together recently to kick start our 2017/18 professional learning programme – E3; Energy, Enterprise and Environment.

In collaboration with EDF Energy the programme covers climate change and its implications, how is energy produced, and how to reduce carbon and minimise waste.  It also looks at how we can support behaviour change and renewable energy in Scotland. It has been designed to complement and support Learning for Sustainability requirements while linking to STEM, enterprise, resilience and social innovation enquiries.

The two day residential, which marked the start of the programme, began with a visit to Torness Power Station near Dunbar so that participants could see, and hear, first-hand about the energy production facility.

The E3 programme will continue in to 2018 and will include a combination a further residential session, six locally delivered twilight sessions and an online learning platform.   Participants will also receive support from EDF Energy experts, inspiring visits to energy production facilities and access to exciting teaching and learning materials via the EDF Energy Pod.

Course delegate Angie Halliday said, “Thank you so much for organising a fantastic residential course for us. It really was amazing and I'll always treasure the memories. I loved seeing round Torness and meeting so many lovely people.  I left feeling very eco motivated! I'm looking forward to our next twilight session. Thanks so much for all your input, focus and support”.

Delegates completing the programme will also be able to use it to contribute to GTCS standards for Career Long Professional Learning.

Find out more about our professional learning courses.

13 February 2017

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