Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Professional learning

Professional learning

We help schools in the Highlands and Islands embed education for global citizenship and Learning for Sustainability through the provision of free professional development opportunities. We offer a wide range of CLPL, networking and other events. Here you can find out more about the wide range of events on offer to teachers. Please contact us if you would like us to come and deliver an event for your school or ASG.

Experience the Forum Theatre approach first hand whilst developing empathy and understanding around some of the issues migrant pupils may face in Highland schools. You will leave with the skills and confidence to use this technique with pupils in the classroom. Monday 18 May, Charleston Academy, Inverness. 4-6pm.

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 secondary teachers 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.


Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals - Level 2

A free course designed for GTCS registered teachers and early years practitioners in Scotland. Combining an interactive and participatory approach, Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (Level 2) will support teachers in developing their confidence, knowledge and skills to bring the 17 UN SDGs alive in the classroom and beyond.



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Our FREE GTCS accredited Professional Learning programme will connect you with like-minded practitioners from across Scotland, taking you on an inspiring learning journey through Global Citizenship education.

Philosophy for Global Citizenship is an enquiry-based approach which stimulates structured discussion of global issues.


This course aims to support teachers at all levels to develop their understanding of human rights and children’s rights and to embed these across the curriculum and into the ethos of schools. This will also support equality and diversity work across the school.

This course aims to support teachers at all levels to embed an exploration of human rights across the curriculum and into the ethos of the school. This is offered as a 2 part course. Inverness and Ullapool dates.

Our Global Teachers Network is a fantastic chance to network with teachers and organisations, share great practice and hear from inspirational speakers. We hold twice yearly twilight meetings for primary and secondary teachers. Our next meeting will have an International Partnership theme. We will explore the ins and outs of setting up an International School Partnership and hear from schools who already have successful partnerships set up to explore global issues with their learners.

The aim of this course is for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence in exploring controversial issues in the classroom. 

Are you passionate about educating for a better world? We are looking for enthusiastic secondary teachers of all subjects to be part of our exciting EU global learning project on issues around migration and inequality - Start the Change.

We are offering an online professional learning opportunity for upper primary and secondary teachers from across Scotland to increase skills and confidence in delivering education for global citizenship / Learning for Sustainability. This course offers an alternative to a face-to-face Introduction to Global Citizenship course.

Highland One World will deliver this CPD for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence to explore the current refugee crisis with their learners.

A three-part practical course that brings together the three key elements of Learning for Sustainability; Global Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development Education and Outdoor Learning.

On Saturday 31st of January, eighty teachers from across Highland braved the elements to attend our Global Citizenship Matters conference at the University of the Highlands and Islands' new Campus in Inverness.


Global Citizenship Education provides rich, interdisciplinary opportunities to develop numeracy skills, from questioning and higher order thinking to problem solving and applying mathematical skills in a wide range of real life contexts.

This TWO-PART course aims to support teachers to develop a deeper understanding of trade justice and fairtrade and its links to the Curriculum for Excellence, providing practical methodologies to support its exploration in the classroom.

This two part practical course brings together the key elements of Global Citizenship offering practical tools, methodologies and resources to embed it across the curriculum.


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