New Program to Support Environmental Literacy in the English Language Classroom to Support Teachers Across the World.
CLEARWATER, FL | January 24, 2023 – This spring, 40 international English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers will come together virtually with the shared purpose of protecting planet Earth.
Take Action Global, a leading climate action education nonprofit organization, has partnered with FHI360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways, to deliver, Environmental Literacy in the English Language Classroom: The Climate Action Challenge, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Office of English Language Programs through the English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The 10-week virtual exchange, which runs from April 3 through June 11, will help participants to build skills to guide their students in developing sustainable solutions to local and global environmental problems.
“We look forward to partnering with TAG to build educators’ skills in solving environmental problems in their communities and in the world.” Joseph Bookbinder, Director, Office of English Language Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Through collaborative activities and experiential learning, participants will exchange ideas for incorporating environmental literacy into their English language classrooms. Participants will also engage in activities designed to enhance their understanding of U.S. culture and values and increase mutual understanding across cultures.
The program seeks to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in using interactive educational technology by highlighting and modeling best practices in virtual engagement and inclusive facilitation. By using a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach, participants will actively engage with facilitators and each other to develop a final project that is meaningful to their own communities.
“Through the partnership between FHI360 and Take Action Global, we are excited to facilitate a robust shared learning experience focused on taking action on climate programming around the world,” said Riley Justis, Chief Operating Officer, Take Action Global. “By bringing diverse cultures and perspectives together, we better position each individual teacher to make a greater impact in their learning communities.”
About Take Action Global
Take Action Global (TAG) is a leading nonprofit organization committed to climate action education for educators and K-12 students. During the past six years, TAG has served over 3.4 million students and educators from 149 countries through the Climate Action Project, Climate Action Day, and the Climate Action Schools program. TAG established partnerships with international experts and world leaders, including the UN, WWF, NASA, LEGO, Deloitte, and the Jane Goodall Institute, and 20 Ministries of Education. TAG is a co-author of the Climate Literacy Petition on Earth Day 2022 with the Earth Day Organization and Fridays for Future. https://www.takeactionglobal.org
The mission of FHI360 is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development. FHI360 partners with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. With 4,000 professionals working in more than 60 countries, FHI360’s technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows it to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges. https://www.fhi360.org/