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Some photo-blogs for thought !

I had kept some pictures in my cell phone till I come to write this so called photo-blog for teachers to use in their teaching activities.

Flower of Cauliflower (a mustard family)

How roots provide anchorage to soil

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ESD training : Earth Charter Initiative


A course on “Education and Values for Sustainable Development” will be held in the Earth Charter’s Educational Center for Education for Sustainable Development in Costa Rica. This week-long course (May 13-17th) will be facilitated by Professor Sam Crowell, emeritus of education at California State University, and introduces the concept of sustainable development and its implications for education, learning, and change. Using a holistic and integrative approach, this course explores practical methods for introducing the values of sustainability, as articulated in the Earth Charter, to schools and classrooms. You can find the overview of the course, including the syllabus by clicking on the link above.
Dates: 13 – 17 May 2013
Tuition: US$1,900* (This tuition fee includes course materials, a field trip, refreshments, lunches and the local transportation). 
10% discount for registration by 1st March. Deadline is March 31st.

In the lead up to the course, they will be hosting a free webinar on the online platform, WizIQ on Monday March 18th, 15:00h GMT/UTC (11:00am New York, 3:00pm London, 5:00pm Paris, www.thetimezoneconverter.com). During this 1.5-hour webinar, the panelists will discuss various questions presented by the host, and the floor will be opened for participants to ask more questions and interact with the panelists in the second half of the webinar. Speakers will include: Sam Crowell, Stephen Sterling, and Alexander Leicht.

To enter the webinar session, click on the following link:

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1st School Environment Collaboration 2070

UPDATE (7th September, 2013)
We got many applications and we accepted all applications. When it comes to application in the class situations, many faced challenges. However, some schools in our network are in pursuit of this crossing those challenges. Please follow our label SEC-2070 to see what they are doing.

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We are pleased to announce our program called ‘School Environment Collaboration’. We will include 5 schools across Nepal for this program which will run from April 2013 – March 2014 (Academic Year 2070 BS). The program focuses on outdoor and practical lesson delivery around the curriculum. The lessons will be water, biodiversity, ecosystem, natural resources and human impact.

The activities that take place in this program will be:
 1) Joint practice based environmental education projects in different schools
 2) Teachers’ blog in http://www.nepaleseteacher.org/
 3) Training to teachers
 4) Assistance to form and empower school based eco clubs.
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Education for Sustainable Development (The Lisbon Conference 2013)

The Learning Teacher Network, a European teachers' and stakeholders' network is growing and expanding across Europe and beyond. The areas of the network are: Lifelong Learning, Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The network addresses professionals, their professional needs and aspirations and sustainable world academia in its scope.

The Lisbon Conference 2013 is being organised in the context of coming to the end of the ESD decade called by UNESCO (DESD: 2005-2014). The practice, developments, experiences and many issues will be shared by esteemed Keynote speakers and presenters. The conference will itself be a platform for the ESD stakeholders and actors to get share the synergy.
With a stunning view out over the Tagus/Tejo river and Parque das Nações (former Expo site), this 4-star Lisbon hotel reflects the energy, technology, art and friendliness of Lisbon today.

It will be the Learning Teacher Network’s 9th International Conference, which will be held at the modern, four star Hotel Tivoli Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal on September 26-28, 2013.

More Details: http://www.learningteacher.eu/lisbon-conference-2013
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