Erasmus plus Teacher Academy
"GEO-Academy: Innovative digital GEO-Tools for enhancing teachers' digital, green and spatial skills towards and effective STEAM Education for Sustainability Development"
About the project
GEO-Hub for teachers in Europe
GEO-Academy aims to create a European network offering a comprehensive teacher training and development program which will provide teachers, both already active (in-service) and those graduating in the future (pre-service), opportunities for professional learning and development by using an efficient pedagogical approach aiming at holistically educating the next generation of European citizens on Sustainable Development topics.
The consortium (12 partners from 7 EU countries) will establish a network and a community of practice to develop innovative strategies and learning modules for teachers’ professional development on new innovative digital technologies upon competence-based educational pedagogies. The ultimate goal is to prepare the groundwork for a unified framework to foster teachers’ pedagogical, digital, green and spatial skills, accelerating successful Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs in their respective countries and beyond.
Cutting edge Geo-technologies
Utilizing cutting edge geo-technologies, GEO-Academy will introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial Storytelling, through tools and educational materials freely accessible to all. The material will be developed in 7 languages (English, German, Portuguese, Greek, Bulgarian, French, Swedish), designed to be easily, adopted and replicated, using state-of-the art educational approaches, methodologies and tools.
Network and Community of educators
Collaboration and community building will be at the core of the GEO-Academy project, which will act as a hub for upskilling teachers’ pedagogical, green, digital and spatial skills to support students’ learning. Teachers will have a pivotal role throughout the whole process, acting as reflective professionals both as trainees and co-designers. During its lifecycle, GΕΟ-Academy will usher the activities through online, physical and blended training across Europe.