Edsential launches the Climate Change Teacher Toolkit to help teachers prepare for the COP26 conference

Edsential launches the Climate Change Teacher Toolkit to help teachers prepare for the COP26 conference

Edsential recently launched the FREE Climate Change Teacher Toolkit to support teachers with classroom-based learning related to the COP26 conference – a global summit on how countries across the world will tackle climate change.

The toolkit links teachers and educators to a wide range of resources that will support learning about climate change and specifically the four targets being discussed at the COP26 conference;

  • reaching global net zero by 2050
  • adaptation to protect communities
  • mobilising finance
  • working together to deliver goals

Experts at Edsential have reviewed hundreds of teaching resources and identified those that link directly to the curriculum. Edsential’s partners Chester Zoo and Efeca have contributed a wide range of their own resources to the toolkit along with other world-renowned names like the BBC. The resources cover several subjects for EYFS through to Key Stage 4.

Edsential became the world’s first certified sustainable palm oil catering company in 2019, and a leading champion of Chester Zoo’s Sustainable Palm Oil Communities project. The Teacher Toolkit has been recognised by the Cabinet Office and has a headline listing on the official COP26 Together For Our Planet website, featuring amongst their handpicked collection of ‘the best climate resources from across the internet’.

Managing Director of Edsential, Ian McGrady said:

 “We are delighted to launch the Climate Change Teacher Toolkit for COP26. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental education and to taking action to protect our planet.

We know that teachers have an incredibly important role to play in the conversation about climate change and to reassure and empower students so that they feel that they are part of the solution.

The COP26 conference in Glasgow is a watershed moment in the fight to tackle climate change so we’re delighted that organisers will showcase this website as a way to connect teachers with the conference in a meaningful way.”

To celebrate the launch of the toolkit, Edsential are also hosting a series of FREE CPD training sessions to help educators bring the climate change conversation into the classroom. Attendees will get to hear first-hand what inspectors are looking for in effective curriculum design, delivery and assessment and how to effectively incorporate the COP26 goals into the curriculum.

Teachers can access the Edsential Climate Change Teacher Toolkit via the COP26 ‘website  SCHOOLS PACK: RESOURCES – Together For Our Planet (ukcop26.org) or directly at WWW.COP26.EDSENTIAL.COM.

Register for the CPD sessions through eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cop26-cpd-for-teachers-tickets-190454964927