What is the Climate Action Project?
Schools collaborated on climate change topics over this course in October 2017.
Students from across six different continents conducted research, brainstormed and discussed ideas, presented and shared their findings about these topics via videos and online presentations. During the final week of the project, all participants have had an opportunity to Skype with each other to establish personal and meaningful connections with their global peers.
Together, we hope to achieve a greater understanding in our students of the importance of taking action against climate change.
All participating students will learn in very different ways (collaborative, by expressing and creating, by doing research, by discussing, by connecting to experts on social media, etc) and will have very different outcomes (composing songs, dancing, creating, using Lego, Minecraft, stop motion videos, interviewing, etc). This project covers several subjects: Science, Math, History, Biology, Literature, etc. Students will learn to use certain tools without being instructed how to use them. Teachers will discover new approaches and tools. They will make global connection and... learning will be fun!
The project was covered by media in many countries and supported by Dalai Lama, Greenpeace, Jane Goodall, Unesco, Microsoft, #TeachSDGs, etc.
Céline Cousteau and other public figures offered Skype lessons.
Check the complete list of people who support the project HERE.
The Climate Action Project in our school
Our page in the project is HERE
They are in this video of the project at 6:00.
We have found fantastic video about link between Energy and Climate changes and it helped our students to get inspired and search more about CO2, energy and is there some link between the Climate and Math.
They were taken the roles of journalists and scientists and with their findings, made an awesome Sway presentations about this topics.
Check them within the next Sway https://sway.com/ydLORYLNeOaGLfA3
We don't have any real Wind turbines in our region, so we went to a field trip using Skype in the classroom and visited Puget Sound Energy's Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in the USA.
After this trip, we used Lifeliqe lessons and 3D models of Wind turbines to learn about their parts.
At the final week of the project, we used Skype in the classroom to connect with students and teachers Rania Ezzat Al-sayed from Egypt and Mio Horio from Japan. We exchanged what we've learned in this project and wanted to know something more about the climate changes in their countries. It was so fun!
We also participated in the Skype lesson with Céline Cousteau about the Amazon tribes and effects of the climate changes on their lives.
For the end of the project, we wanted to meet people who are working at Microsoft and developing our favorite Office application - Sway!
We are lucky to have Microsoft Development Center right here in Serbia, and we contacted through the Skype with Miloš Rašković, the Program manager in MDCS in Belgrade. He talked to our students how he became a programmer, what is his job, what Development Center in Serbia looks like...
He answered to student's questions - what is Sway, why they invented Sway and when, and many, many more...
We talked about Climate action project, what it means to our future as human beings and he said that presentations of my students, made with Sway are fantastic and so inspiring.
Thank you, Miloš! You inspired us!!!! :)
We owe a big thanks for this awesome expirience to Koen Timmers and all outstanding educators across the World, working on this project!!!