Young people in developing countries, especially in remote areas, lack access to the kind of education that develops strong content knowledge as well as the motivation and problem-solving and critical thinking skills they need to contribute to sustainability in their communities and to succeed in an increasingly complex world. Educators in these places lack access to effective professional development in Education for Sustainability to provide such education to their students.
The ESG Program’s high-impact teacher professional development (PD) builds sustainable local capacity to implement Education for Sustainability on a regional scale through: 1) Provision of intensive PD (in-person workshops, coaching and professional learning circles) for large numbers of teachers and school directors; 2) Building a cadre of local educators-leaders to sustain PD over time; and 3) Building capacity at a local NGO to provide ongoing support to local teachers and schools.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||7,500|
|New Implemented Countries||Ecuador, Colombia, Honduras|
|Recruit||Various advisors in Education for Sustainability and core disciplines (math, science, language arts, social studies) and English language. 1-3 additional full-time coaches.|
|New Feature||Videos of high-impact teaching strategies in Spanish-speaking classrooms; Teacher guide for implementing Education for Sustainability; Digital support material (documents, articles, videos) for teachers and school directors; use of video and web to reach larger number of educators in less remote locations.|
The Executive Team is comprised of 2 full-time coaches (1 Ecuadorian, 1 Canadian) with extensive teaching and coaching experience; 5 representatives of the 45-member Advisory Team (2 Ecuadorians, 1 Colombian, 1 Argentinian, 1 US) all experienced in the design and delivery of teacher professional development; and 1 program coordinator (US) with decades of experience in program design, management and fundraising. 5 of 8 eight Executive Team members are women. Mexico and the Dominican Republic are also represented on the Advisory Team.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN