Month: September 2020

Climate Action Project starts today!

Want to bring the world into your classroom and send a message sent to… Mars? 

The Climate Action Project will be launched in October 2020 and will unite 10 million teachers and students across 115 countries. All are on the same mission: solving global issues and posting their solutions to the website which is also a platform connecting teachers globally so they can access learning resources, connect, collaborate and be rewarded for their efforts.

This year there will be something very special… Thanks to a partnership with NASA, your students’ messages and drawings will be sent to… Mars! 

Teachers will become part of a global network, which allows them to interact and exchange ideas. They will receive curriculum and guidelines.

Due to covid-19 we modified our programme: you will be able to decide at all times how much time you can and want to spend on the project. It also comes with activities which can be easily taken at home by students during lockdowns.

Read more about the project and register for free: https://www.climate-action.info

SkyGems Podcast Episode 19: Jaspal Sidhu

“We need to collaborate, we need to network, we need to discern what’s fake news and what is real. We need to be humble, we need to listen. And we need to remain calm, because, I said it before and I’ll say it again – calmness brings clarity,” Jaspal Sidhu.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 19 – Jaspal Sidhu, sharing his ideas, view points and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“Don’t forget how you felt that’s very important. Do not forget how you felt, or how you’re feeling now, because it will change you.” Jaspal Sidhu.

Jaspal’s podcast available here:

Climate Action Project Ambassador for Singapore

climate action project singapore

We are thrilled to be part of the Climate Action Project, as Ambassador for Singapore. If you are an educator, join this free project and lead your students to be change agents in Climate Action.

http://climate-action.info/

Imagine a world in which youngsters across 6 continents connect virtually and solve one of the world’s most pressing challenges: Climate Change.

In October students aged 6-22 will collaborate on climate change topics over the course of six exciting weeks: they will study causes and effects, will try to solve issues and take action. Their and societies’ mindsets will be changed.

This project is supported by Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Foundation, the Irish president and world leaders. During the past years it was featured by National Geographic, BBC and 40 more national media.

We stand for Climate Action now. Do you? Join us. October 2020.

+ 100,000 students
++115 countries
1 mission

SkyGems Podcast Episode 18: Khadijah Tou Tou

“Don’t be afraid to take action, take ownership, lead and exchange ideas because this is the way of the future,” Khadijah Tou Tou.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 18 – Tou Tou, sharing his ideas, view points and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“I think it was a great awakening. Because during this process when there’s a problem, your leaders start to come out. That’s where your innovators start to come out because they’re solution based, right? So because of that, I think it requires us to be everything that we ask our students to be,” Tou Tou.

Tou Tou’s Podcast Trailer is available here:

SkyGems Podcast Episode 17: Simon Herd

“This is a clear moment for inspiration and change. This is the moment for us to make the shift engaging the new paradigm and become what we were truly supposed to be as an organization,’ said Simon Herd.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 17 -Simon, sharing his ideas, view points and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“In many ways, we’ve been blessed with a once in a generation opportunity to move from a broken industrial model of education, to one that is learner focused and intent on giving students the agency over their learning that they’ve desperately craved,” said Simon Herd.

Simon’s Podcast trailer is available here:

SkyGems Podcast Episode 16: Sherri Adler

“Teachers are resilient, just like children. They know that if they have to make a change, they have to adapt to something, they are going to change and make an adaption to whatever it is the circumstances be,” Sherri Adler.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 16 – Sherri Adler, sharing her ideas, view points and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

 

“Living in a very large city with almost 5 million people, my new normal would be ‘tomorrow’. Keep an open mind and realise that the new normal, may not be normal, ‘tomorrow’,” Sherri Adler.

Sherri’s Podcast trailer is available here:

SkyGems Podcast Episode 15: Duriya Aziz

“I think the education industry will see significant changes. It’s like a rubber band. It stretches, and then you release it and compresses it again but it never get back to the original size, right? So to say that things will go back to how they were before would mean that none of us had learnt anything from this episode. So all the stakeholders in education, have been impacted significantly,” Duriya Aziz.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 15 -Duriya sharing her ideas, view points and experiences: https://anchor.fm/skygems

“We will be faced with challenges all the time. Every generation has had challenges that were unprecedented. A positive attitude that is committed to being part of a better tomorrow, will stand us in good stead at a personal level and as a society at large,” Duriya Aziz.

Duriya’s Podcast trailer is available here:

SkyGems Podcast Episode 14: Halina Werchiwski

“Find a happy balance between work and play. Never stop learning. Value people and their relationships,” Halina Werchiwski.

Tune in to SkyGems Academy Podcast Episode 14 – Halina sharing her ideas, view points and experiences.

“For my teachers – teachers are professionals, they are trained, please respect them, and please support them,” Halina Werchiwski.

Halina’s Podcast trailer is available here: