Eco Schools



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Eco-Schools Malaysia provides training opportunities  and certification in Climate Change Education (CCE). 

These professional development resources have been curated to help educators build their content knowledge, integrate the most up-to-date and relevant environmental education resources and hone their classroom skills and abilities. See upcoming training opportunities and discover webinars and other environmental education resources from around the country.

In a UNESCO survey on Climate Education, it was revealed that only one in five teachers felt ready to teach climate change in the classroom and 70% of youth could not explain climate change. According to Education International, in some countries, teachers are not allowed to teach climate change due to political stands, and only 10% of teachers know about climate change.


Malaysia takes the lead in Asia to counter these numbers and promote Climate Change Education for Teachers. Ensuing from talks Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF) had with Office for Climate Education (OCE) during the COP27 in Sharm-el-Sheikh in November 2022, the idea for a Climate Change Education course for teachers quickly took hold and was jointly-developed to a recognized certification level, corroborated and approved by the OCE.


Upcoming Events

Courses for Teachers

GAIA 20:30
Biodiversity Course

This course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of the importance of preserving biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. The last module of the course shares some examples of biodiversity protection actions that you can also implement.
6-8 Hours
Teachers, FEE National Operators, Site Operators, Youth Ages 15+

GAIA 20:30
Pollution Course

Do you want to learn more about pollution? This course aims to provide you with an overview of different types of pollution and its sources. The course also describes some of the main environmental and health impacts of pollution and presents you with success stories and best practice examples on how pollution can be prevented.

7-9 Hours
Teachers and National Operators of Eco-Schools, LEAF and YRE Programmes

GAIA 20:30
Circular Economy Course

Circular Economy provides a regenerative framework to design a production and consumption system in which materials are used in cycles of closed loops. The course provides you with an overview of the concept of Circular Economy, its principles and introduces how the principles are being used to shift from a linear economy to a circular economy. 
3 to 5 Hours
Ages 16 and Above

Climate Change Education:
From Knowledge to Action

You’re a teacher wondering how to teach about climate change? This course aims to help you develop solid scientific knowledge about this phenomenon, as well as pedagogical skills that are useful to tackle climate change in the classroom.

25-30 Hours
Primary and middle school teachers

Learning & Teaching
About the SDGs

In this course, you will be introduced to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the set of globally recognized goals that aim to secure a sustainable, peaceful, prosperous, and equitable life on Earth for everyone now and in the future by 2030.

4-5 Hours

Understanding Environmental Education & Education for Sustainable Development!

The course introduces  you to the basic foundations of Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), including their origins and the educational processes connected to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

5-6 Hours
Teachers and National Operators of Eco-Schools, LEAF and YRE Programmes

Introduction to Environmental Literacy

This course will introduce you to the basics of Environmental Literacy, by providing you with an overview of the environmental literacy concept and its components. The course, divided into 6 Modules, will also present to you the bases of environmental literacy excellence and how you can create your own logic model for environmental literacy assessment. 

4-6 Hours
Teachers, Environmental Education Programme Coordinators & Managers

Outdoor Education: Using Nature as a Classroom

The course aims to help you to prepare for teaching outdoors using nature as a classroom. The objectives of this course are to equip you with the necessary knowledge on how to prepare for, implement and evaluate an outdoor learning session with your students, drawing on the natural world for inspiration.

6-8 Hours
Teachers, National Operators

Professional Development for Educators

Source Category Content Cost URL
Edutopia Article Teaching through a Pandemic: A Mindset forThis Moment FREE
Albert Shanker Institute Blog Series Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic A respectful, caring and intellectually stimulating space for readers to reflection how the Coronavirus pandemic is shaping the face of education. FREE
School Specialty Blog How to Support Active Learning During a Pandemic FREE
Edutopia Article 4 Tips for Teachers Shifting to Teaching Online FREE
Cult of Pedagogy Article/ Podcast Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers FREE
EU School Education Gateway Article Moving your teaching online: riding the rush to remote! FREE
Education Week / Digital Education Article 6 Tips for Teaching Remotely Over the Long Haul of the Coronavirus FREE
Education Week Article 5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success FREE
EdTech Magazine Article How to Prepare and Support Educators Teaching from Home FREE
NAAEE Professional Development and Resources Hub for environmental education professional development FREE
Future Learn Professional Development How to Teach Online Courses: Explore best ways to teach online with these free online courses for educators who need to connect remotely with their students FREE
Model Teaching Course Bundle 4 Courses 37 Total PD Hours Tools, templates, and lesson plans to help implement important strategies into one’s own classrooms.
  • Learn how to plan effective online lessons while ensuring online safety, a sense of community, and equity for all students
  • Learn the types of content delivery tools as well as how to choose the right platforms for your students
  • Learn how to combine at-home, online content delivery with rigorous, in-class learning experiences
  • Learn how to apply a blended learning model to implement technology effectively in your classroom
  • Learn how to transform your regular classroom lessons with technology integration
  • Training on the Flipped Learning (or Flipped Classroom) and Blended Learning instructional models (combining at-home content instruction with part-time rigorous classroom experiences)
$79.00 USD
Trevecca Nazarene University Professional Development Professional Development – Tools for remote teaching and learning:
  • Develop remote classroom design
  • Demonstrate effective use of instructional technology tools for remote instruction
  • Create supplemental, blended, or hybrid content deliveries
  • Utilize a variety of learning management systems to design content
  • Apply copyright laws to remote classroom instruction
  • Implement a specialized IEP plan for content creation Improve teaching resiliency.
Edpuzzle Professional Development Easily create beautiful interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate into your LMS. Track students’ progress with hassle-free analytics as you flip your classroom. Students can get an Edpuzzle app that allows them to engage with Edpuzzle wherever they are. Basic plans are free for teachers and students. Costs $$ for districts and whole schools.
Flipgrid Video Discussion Online Experience Flipgrid is a simple, free, and accessible video discussion experience for PreK to PhD educators, learners, and families. Create a Topic and engage your community – together. FREE
Teaching English Survey A survey of teacher and teacher educator needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 9600 survey responses received from over 150 countries. Interesting read. FREE
The Modern Classrooms Project Professional Development/ Course The Modern Classrooms Project equips and empowers educators to create blended, self-paced, mastery-based classrooms in which all students truly learn.
Modern Classroom Essentials (Free Course) – Your Modern Classroom starter kit: explore strategies, practices, and templates that you can use in your own classroom today!
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