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Remote Learning Units for Secondary

Posted on: Thursday, 07 January 2021 10:51

During the first nation-wide lockdown, teachers and educators involved in the Start the Change project shared units of work designed for remote learning. These units are for English, Science/Biology/Chemistry, and Geography, and help learners explore issues relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and migration. All units are designed to be as engaging as possible for remote learning, with links to relevant videos and other interactive content.  

All teachers are welcome to copy, use and adapt any of these units. We'd love to know if you do. And if you'd like to share a suitable unit with other teachers, please do get in touch via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WATCH: Our Start The Change Project's young ChangeMakers group in Aberdeen featured on STV recently. They shared their 'Mural of Hope' in one of the most deprived areas of the city, hit particularly hard by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Find out much more about the project on our Start The Change Project page.

NEW Professional Learning MENU for 2020-2021

Posted on: Monday, 07 September 2020 12:29

We're teaming up with our fellow Development Education Centres across Scotland to deliver a new set of professional learning opportunities. They range from one-offs to 8 week courses and cover a wide range of issues; including Rights, Global Citizenship and COVID-19.

Wee Flags For Change!

Posted on: Sunday, 30 August 2020 21:13

September is Global Citizenship Month and through September and October we're running Wee Flags For Change - a chance to join with others across Scotland, taking small actions that can contribute to BIG change on important issues.

JOIN US - September Is Global Citizenship Month

Posted on: Friday, 28 August 2020 13:57

For the last few years, we've been celebrating Global Citizenship during the month of September.

Along with our fellow Development Education Centres (DECs) across Scotland, as well as members of IDEAS, we've celebrated and showcased great teaching practice, resources, ideas, methodologies and examples of Global Citizenship.

Exciting new online training is coming soon, through our EU-funded Start the Change project. We've found fantastic experts to deliver online webinars for secondary teachers of all subject areas, aimed at supporting your knowledge, skills, confidence and tools to deliver great Learning for Sustainability, whatever your subject.

Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on: Friday, 14 August 2020 13:47

Our next Connecting Classrooms course runs from September 2nd 2020 and teachers working at every level in Scottish education can join Scotland's Development Education Centres for this free 3-part course.

Creative Activism Academy for young people

Posted on: Monday, 10 August 2020 15:35

These expert-led sessions have been programmed to take you through the stages to becoming a creative activist; from why it’s needed, what it means and how you can do it, to how YOU can have the power to make positive changes to our world.

We're Making A Noise For Global Citizenship Education

Posted on: Friday, 10 July 2020 15:33

Since 2014, our work has been funded annually by the Scottish Government. In July 2020, and in collaboration with our fellow Development Education Centres, we've begun to ask MSPs across Scotland to pledge their commitment to us and our work. With your support as constituency members too, we can help to show them how valued and essential Global Citizenship Education is for educators, young people and Scottish society as a whole.

Our Change Makers' Virtual Film Night Returns!

Posted on: Monday, 01 June 2020 14:00

Following the success of our Start The Change Project's Change Makers' film night, our next is scheduled for Sunday June 14th. It's an opportunity for young activists to watch and discuss a number of short films on climate change and activism. Hosted by the Change Makers, young people can REGISTER below.

Access Our Remote Learning Shared Drive

Posted on: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:34

Highland One World has been supporting secondary teachers over this time of lockdown, creating and sharing units of work specifically designed for remote learning. We've created a Shared Drive with 'ready to go' lessons for a variety of subjects including English, Maths, Science and Geography. All use a global citizenship approach to deliver content related to the Sustainable Development Goals or migration, as part of our EU-funded Start the Change project.

FILM: The Shores of Lampedusa

Posted on: Monday, 18 May 2020 15:32

In our very own mini making-of documentary, we tell the story of our young Change Makers' trip to Lampedusa and the stories behind an original piece of music, The Shores of Lampedusa, written by Fèis Rois' Mitch Leslie.

The Shores of Lampedusa Score

Posted on: Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:50

If you'd like to join our Fèis Rois Change Makers, here's the score for Mitch Leslie's original piece, The Shores of Lampedusa. Inspired by a trip to the island and stories of migration, old and new, we'll have a mini making-of documentary available very soon.

Online event: Partnerships with Malawi

Posted on: Monday, 11 May 2020 11:47

JOIN US for an online event co-hosted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership and Highland One World, celebrating and sharing experiences of partnerships working between schools in Scotland and Malawi. Weds 27th May, 5-7pm.

Life In Lockdown Podcast

Posted on: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:32

Whilst we're all living and working differently right now, our young Start The Change Project Change Makers have been reflecting on life, with their friends across Scotland and Europe too. Their new Podcast is their opportunity to share their thoughts on Life In Lockdown.

In February 2020, at our Transform Our World conference for educators, we spoke to guest speaker Penny Rabiger about Global Citizenship Education, decolonising the curriculm and where she finds hope for the future.

SDGs throughout the curriculum at Dornoch Academy

Posted on: Monday, 27 April 2020 12:53

At our Transfrom Our World, Global Citizenship conference for educators in February 2020, we caught up with Anne Morrison from Dornoch Academy. Anne has been one of the teachers involved with our Start The Change Project, which brings together educators and young people from across Europe to make connections between migration and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or 'Global Goals').

WEBINAR: Weekly Global Teachers' Forum

Posted on: Wednesday, 15 April 2020 13:56

As life has changed for all of us since the COVID19 pandemic and lockdown, we're running weekly Global Teacher's Forum Webinars, every Friday at 1pm. A chance to learn, share ideas and best practice.

Supporting educators during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:21

As we all adjust to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our daily lives, we're still here to support educators across The Highlands & Islands. While our office is obviously closed, we're still able to help you with resource ideas, suggestions and inspiration.

Starting the change & transforming our world

Posted on: Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:14

On the 29th of February 2020, we brought together educators and practitioners for a Global Citizenship conference, as part of our #StartTheChangeProject.

#ChangeMakers plan their festival

Posted on: Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:15

Our young #ChangeMakers groups from Fèis Rois, Nairn Academy, Inverness High & Inspire Highland came together in February to help plan the project's festival in at Eden Court in May

Start The Change on Brexit Day

Posted on: Thursday, 30 January 2020 16:56

As the UK leaves the European Union, we reflect on our Start The Change Project which has brought us together with partners from across Europe, exploring migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and the role educators and young people can play as Global Citizens in their communities. With 9 months of the project remaining we still have much to look forward to, including our upcoming Transform Our World Secondary School Conference. As we look back at the project so far, within the context of Brexit, two of our staff gave us their thoughts on what they've gained from working with European partners.

Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change our world. This one-day conference in Inverness on 29 February aims to support primary AND secondary teachers and others working with young people from across Scotland to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to create the kind of world they want to live in. Inspiring speakers, practical workshops, new resources, networking opportunities, lunch and support with travel costs.

Spotlight on International Partnerships

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:13

A teacher talks to a group of primary pupils about rural life, in front of a Rowan tree in Sutherland. She's from Kenya. Two pupils share experiences of how their lives are being affected by the changing climate and how they plan to take action. They are from Inverness and Kathmandu. Pupils write a song about the Global Goals and sing together, separated by 5000 miles. They are Scottish and Ghanaian.

Exciting times are ahead in the world of International School Patnerships. Through the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme, more and more schools from across the Highlands are taking the opportunity to partner with other schools across the globe. It's leading to some interesting learning.

Two Years of Start The Change

Posted on: Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:01

Our EU-wide Start The Change project, is now into its third and final year and there's still so much to come! Here's a look back to what's been achieved so far across 12 European Countries and involving 26,400 young people...

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