2018 Teacher Seminar: Education for Sustainability


Teacher Seminar

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Going Green – Education for Sustainability in the EFL and STEM/MINT Classroom

Monday, January 22, 2018, 15:00-17:45
Venue: Life e.V., Rheinstraße 45, 12161 Berlin (Aufgang C, 3. Etage);
U-Bahnhof “Walter-Schreiber-Platz” – U9; S-Bahnhof “Feuerbachstraße” – S 1

Please join us for an update on the extended Going Green blended-learning curriculum on Teach About US.  Find out how you can still join the project cycle 2017/2018, participate in the nation-wide competition with your students and find a partner school in the U.S.

Registration until January 15 online:  http://www.teachaboutus.org/mod/feedback/view.php?id=17795


15:00: Welcome remarks by Dr. Karin Ernst, Life e.V. and Tanja Brothen, U.S. Embassy


Teach About US – Education for Sustainability: An Update

Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin, Dr. Karin Ernst, Life e.V.,  Joannis Kaliampos, Research Assistant and PhD candidate, Leuphana University Lüneburg



EFL Meets STEM/MINT – A Hands-On Sessions

Joannis Kaliampos, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg; Dr. Karin Ernst and Katja Krüger, Life e.V.



Teach About US

is a major national and developing transatlantic program that makes use of an intercultural blended-learning platform designed by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and LIFE e.V. The platform features two innovative programs:  “The U.S. Embassy Election Project” (every four years) and “Going Green – Teaching For Sustainability (annually)” as well as a blog run by high school and college students in the U.S. and Germany. Both school projects offer virtual and direct access to experts, hands-on teacher training, a fully developed curriculum-based on web 2.0 innovative teaching tools, and a student competition. The goal of Going Green is to foster interest in innovative sustainability research across the curriculum including the humanities, languages and STEM/MINT subjects, to encourage civic engagement, and develop job qualifications for young people. In addition to offering the regular extended curriculum again in the 2017-18 school year, we are featuring a project week addressing renewable energies from a science and cultural studies perspective. Students will explore the challenges of energy systems in the 21st century, the science behind renewable energies, and ways to implement them in the local context.  The project is supported by: Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) in Washington D.C. ; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Berlin; Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft Berlin; The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK); Ministerium für Schule und Weiterbildung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.