Erasmus plus Teacher Academy

"GEO-Academy: Innovative digital GEO-Tools for enhancing teachers' digital, green and spatial skills towards an 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 pre- and in-service teachers 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 preparatory and continuous professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers 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 needed to succeed as incubator staff and at running an accelerator for successful Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programs in the respective countries and beyond.

Network and Community of educators

Collaboration and community building will be the yeast of the GEO-Academy acting as hub for upskilling teachers’ pedagogical, green, digital and spatial skills to support students’ learning. During its lifecycle, GΕΟ-Academy will usher the activities through online, physical and blended training across Europe. Teachers will have a pivotal role acting as reflective professionals with roles both as trainees and co-designers

Cutting edge geotechnologies

To utilize cutting edge geo-technologies, GEO-Academy will inroduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Earth Observation (EO), and Geospatial Storytelling, through tools and materials freely accessible to all. The resources will be jointly developed by the consortium, designed to be easily, adopted and replicated, using state-of-the art educational approaches, methodologies and tools.

 

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