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    Right now, we are searching for high school teachers and classes in both Baden-Württemberg and California to partner up, to learn together about sustainability, and to develop green action plans in their communities!

Going Green

Baden-Württemberg meets California


February – June 2020

and

September – December 2020

About the project

What do state partners Baden-Württemberg and California have in common? They’re both GOING GREEN, of course!

 

The d.a.i. Tübingen is excited to have the opportunity to organize an exciting new transatlantic classroom collaboration project for sustainability, entitled "Going Green - Baden-Württemberg Meets California."

Right now, we are searching for high school teachers and classes in both Baden-Württemberg and California to partner up, to learn together about sustainability, and to develop green action plans in their communities!

How do the "Going Green" Partnerships work?

These project collaborations are flexible and can be conceptualized as:

  • a 6-week / 4 hours-per-week
  • a 1-week/5 hours-per-day lesson unit
  • conducted as an after-school club

For which school subjects is "Going Green" suitable?

“Going Green” integrates well into the curriculum of several school subjects, particularly English, (bilingual) Geography, Science, Math, Engineering and Informatics. Alongside promoting English language skills, “Going Green” also supports skill development in using CALL – Computer Assisted Learning and MALL - Mobile Assisted Learning systems, as well as in media literacy. Community action plans from previous Going Green participant schools range from the installation of refill stations, to the planning of community awareness events, to the development of web campaigns.

 

(© Joannis Kaliampos, Leuphana Universität)

(© Joannis Kaliampos, Leuphana Universität)

 

TIMELINE

During two iterations of the collaborations, one from March – June 2020 and one from September – December 2020, California and Baden-Württemberg high school classrooms are partnered up to learn about sustainability together and create their very own community action plans.

In both June 2020 and December 2020, all Baden-Württemberg and California classroom action plans will be submitted to a state-wide competition for a PRIZE and to be awarded at a ceremony here in Baden-Württemberg! Participating classrooms which submit a project before the end of May 2020 also have a chance to participate in a national project competition!

From now until Monday, March 2nd we are accepting registrations for one of the Going Green Teacher Trainings being offered in multiple cities in Baden-Württemberg.

Project Deadlines

Going Green Iteration 1: March – June 2020

  • Monday, March 2nd: Registration deadline for Going Green Teacher Trainings
  • March 5-6th and March 9-10th: Going Green Teacher Trainings (more information below)
  • March – mid June: Project work time for Baden-Württemberg and California classroom partners
  • (optional early submission) Sunday, May 31st: Submission of Going Green projects to national competition
  • Monday, June 15th: PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Going Green: Baden-Württemberg Meets California, Iteration 1
  • Early September: Awards Ceremony for Going Green: Baden-Württemberg Meets California Project Winners, Iteration 1

Going Green Iteration 2: September – December 2020

  • Early September: Registration deadline for Going Green teacher information sessions
  • Mid-September: Going Green teacher information sessions
  • Mid-September – December: Project work time for Baden-Württemberg and California classroom partners
  • Early December: PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Going Green: Baden-Württemberg Meets California, Iteration 2
  • Mid-December: Awards Ceremony for Going Green: Baden-Württemberg Meets California Project Winners, Iteration 2

 

"Going Green" Teacher Training

Baden-Württemberg teachers that would like to take part in the project should attend a “Going Green Teacher Training” held at each of the German-American institutes in Baden-Württemberg. Even if you are just interested and not yet sure if you can take part in Going Green, you are welcome to attend the Teacher Training. 

Teacher Seminar "Going Green – Education for Sustainability in the EFL and STEM/MINT Classroom" by Joannis Kaliampos, Research Assistant and PhD candidate, Leuphana University Lüneburg

  • Thursday, March 5th, 5:00-8:00 pm @ Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart
  • Friday, March 6th, Time TBD @ Heidelberg7Karlsruhe TBD
  • Monday, March 9th, 5:00-8:00 pm @ Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen
  • Tuesday, March 10th, Time TBD @ Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg

Please contact Sarah Taylor at Sarah.Taylor@dai-tuebingen.de to register for one of the Teacher Trainings by Monday, March 2nd!

 

Project Background

This project is funded entirely by the state of Baden-Württemberg and seeks to bring the Baden-Württemberg – California state partnership to the civic level in an unprecedented form.

A huge “vielen Dank” to the Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg for the financial support of this project!

 

An additional thanks to our partners at Teach About U.S., the intercultural blended-learning platform used for the Going Green – Education for Sustainability project. Teach About U.S. is a cooperation by the U.S. Embassy Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and LIFE e.V.

 

For more information get in touch with us and check out our flyer!

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