If you are a teacher teaching in the secondary grades (high school), you could pilot the GREENT lessons during the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year. This way you will help us immensely in finding out which parts of the educational content we have developed are relevant and which ones will need to be improved so that we can propose an even better content. All you need to do is get familiar with the information below, download and read the introduction to the teachers’ manual, then pick the lessons you would like to pilot, download the lesson plans and experiment in the classroom!
Here are a couple of suggestions on what to do before, during and after the piloting of the lessons so that you can effectively transmit your feedback to us in a format we can use to analyze.
Before piloting the lessons
Please, take a look at the GREENT Teacher’s Manual Introduction so that you are informed about the overall goals and philosophy behind the GREENT educational content we have developed, as well as about how the lessons are structured.
During the first piloting class in the classroom
No matter how many and which lessons you choose to pilot, please begin your first class with a pre-test for the students which is available here: http://jabulgaria.org/limesurvey/index.php/714546?lang=en. The aim of this pre-test and self-assessment survey is to look at the baseline knowledge and mindset of students taking the GREENT course in relation to sustainability issues and green entrepreneurship. The students will fill this test at their first encounter with the GREENT course during the first lesson they take. It is not a graded assignment, so students should not be worried about what mark they will get. Besides, many of the questions are a matter of viewpoint and subjective understanding.
To enable us to track the progress of every individual class during the piloting, please obtain a class code from your national Junior Achievement coordinator and tell all your students to insert it when they start filling in the test.
After piloting each lesson
You will help us in a great way if you spend several minutes to fill in the questionnaire here after each GREENT lesson you deliver to your students: https://form.jotform.com/70310841329954. This activity report will give you the opportunity to share with us what went well and what didn’t go so well in the lesson, how the students responded to the activities and the theory in the lesson – such in-depth feedback is important for us, because based on it we can improve the GREENT course.
During the last piloting class in the classroom
No matter how many and which lessons you choose to pilot, please finish your last class with a post-test for the students which is available here: http://jabulgaria.org/limesurvey/index.php/389357?lang=en. The aim of this post-test and self-assessment survey is to look at the knowledge and mindset of students in relation to sustainability issues and green entrepreneurship after taking the GREENT course. The students will fill this test at their last encounter with the GREENT course during the last lesson they take. This is also not a graded assignment.
To enable us to track the progress of every individual class during the piloting, please use the same class code you obtained from your national Junior Achievement coordinator for the pre-test and tell all your students to insert it when they start filling in the test.
After the last piloting class in the classroom
And finally, after you have completed delivering the pilot lessons you have chosen, we are asking you to fill in a very short questionnaire where you will be able to share your overall impressions of how the piloting went. You will also be able to self-assess the development of your own knowledge and abilities in terms of green entrepreneurship before and after the pilot. Access the questionnaire here: https://form.jotform.com/70311773131950.
Choose your GREENT lessons to pilot!
Thank you very much once again for being our partner! We wish you all the best and good luck!
The GREENT Project team