Education & Climate Summit [online]

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Sun 06Dec

In Partnership with Sustainability Education

Facilitator: Alex Catallo

Such was the enthusiasm and passion of the delegates at Sustainability Education’s ( Education & Sustainability Leadership Summit in May 2020, in partnership with Dollar Academy, Scotland, that we continued the conversation. Over the past 6 months, every two weeks, one of our growing team of students, teachers and leaders, has told their own “Sustainability story”. Now is the time to reflect, share our work more widely and translate our learning into concerted action.

*Please note that this is an online course, delivered via Zoom.


Event time: Sun 6th Dec 2020 at 9:00am - Sun 6th Dec 2020 at 6:00pm

At a glance

  • Session 1: The Challenges We Face: A critical reflective review of our webinar series
  • Session 2: Leadership Action Groups: an ecosystem of critical friendship and support to address the matters arising from Session 1
  • Session 3: What will my verse be? A commitment to action

Participants will gain

  • Appreciation for the diverse challenges facing educators committed to sustainability around the world
  • Opportunities to contribute to developing new strategies for responding to the challenge of incorporating sustainability thinking into the curricula and the governance of schools
  • Opportunities to listen to and learn from shared stories and to plan for action in your own contexts
  • You will develop your strategic and practical approach to sustainability in education
  • Become part of a unique network of thought leaders in education and sustainability
09.00 – 10.00 Session 1: The Challenges We Face: A reflective review of our webinar series
  • Each of our Webinar Series presentations over the past six months will be presented in “distilled” form, and will end with 1-3 key questions, which focus on “What do I need help with?”
10.15 – 11.30 Session 2: Leadership Action Groups: an ecosystem of critical friendship and support
  • Our Leadership Action Groups are pre-arranged and organised in breakout rooms around the Webinar Series foci.
  • The task of the Leadership Action Groups is to create an ecosystem of critical friendship and support to help the webinar leader(s) address the 1-3 key questions identified in Session 1
  • Peer and faculty coaching to facilitate thinking on the individual and education leadership questions prompted by the webinar series
  • A space in which delegates can reflect openly about their challenges, their views and their assumptions for the future.
17:00 – 18:00 Session 3: What will my verse be? A commitment to action
  • Leadership Action Groups present action plans related to Webinar foci.
  • We commit to future action; what will we contribute individually and collectively?
  • When will we meet again?
  • Postcard writing – we write postcards to ourselves post-dated 3 months in the future – to hold ourselves to account

While this event is directly aimed at those who have participated in the Sustainability Education webinar series, it is an open event, and thus possible for anyone who is interested in Education and Sustainability to attend.

With the support of the Summerfield Charitable Trust, there are 5 bursary spaces reserved for participants who live in the Gloucestershire area. These are given on a first come first serve basis. To apply, please fill out this form.

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Practical Information

The course will be held in real time with the tutor via the Zoom platform. Sign up to this platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet or a smartphone – with an in-built camera and microphone – and a reliable internet connection. We will provide more information and joining instructions in advance of the first session.

Recordings will be available for 30 days after course close as a way to support all participants in receiving the information.

The course is the same for both prices; please choose the level you can afford. Know that each booking you make is financially supporting our charity and facilitators and tutors, most of which have had to cancel all of their upcoming work. Thank you!

Sales end on Friday 4th December at 4pm.

Alex Catallo

Sustainability Education’s education designer, Alex has over 15 years of experience in the education sector. She has enjoyed a diverse career, which includes teaching in the U.K. State System, plus International Schools in Japan and Bahrain. She has worked as a freelance curriculum designer in the United States, designing and innovating content for education providers as well as ISTE and NASA. Alex has a keen interest in building a sustainable future, which began early on in her career. She holds a MSc in Sustainable Development and is a LEED Green Associate with the foundation qualification in sustainable building design. Alex passionately believes that an integrated and connected approach to education is essential to developing future generations. Currently, she works in Budapest, teaching IB Biology and Theory of Knowledge, and is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader. She has initiated a Philosophy for Children program within schools, designed to challenge younger student’s viewpoints and to develop tolerance and respect for one other’s perspectives. Each of these educational roles play an essential part in developing thoughtful young people, who can approach challenge and adversity with resilience. Alex is playing a leading role in creating curriculum for the Empower Global School; a sustainable school for the future.