Join our week-long Educating for Sustainability course in Monestevole, Umbria, Italy.
Green School for Educators, Asilo nel Bosco e del Mare, and Tribewanted Monestevole are excited to announce the week long Educating for Sustainability Intensive Course that will ground your teaching practice in Green School's holistic approach to educating for a world that works for all. During this course, we will explore the pedagogy and design principles of Education for Sustainability as well as take part in the ideation process of creating sustainable micro-schools and curriculum for your next school year. Together, we will contribute to the design process for Monestevole’s 2019 pop-up school project for which we are actively searching for our educators and participating families. Join us! Course description below.

Intensive Course
Saturday August 25th - Saturday September 1st
Calling all teachers, school builders, and education enthusiasts interested 
in designing curriculum and schools centered around sustainability!

Sarita Pockell
Sarita is the Program Lead for Green School for Educators
She is a catalyst, facilitator, and community builder for learning programmes sharing Green School's model of education for sustainability. 

Jackie Pye is the Education Lead, for Green School for Educators. She is a curriculum developer, outdoor educator, and school counsellor. 
Jackie Pye
Co-founder of the first italian Asilo nel Bosco.
President of Association Manes, writer, teacher trainer and consultant in outdoor education in Italy and worldwide.
Danilo Casertano
Attach to Sezione 7
Co-founder of the first italian Asilo nel Bosco.
Teacher in the first outdoor primary school in Italy.
Sabina Bello
Founder of Tribewanted Monestevole
Filippo is a social entrepreneur and sustainability expert.
He will be your host on the farm during your stay.
Filippo Bozotti
Who is the course for?
This retreat is for educators and education enthusiasts who wish to ground their pedagogy in a holistic, nature-based framework of educating for a sustainable world. 

Day One: Wall-lessness
This day is dedicated to identifying and breaking down walls: the walls between us and the arbitrary walls created in our out-of-date conventional educational setting. We will learn about ourselves, each other, and the global movement of EFS.

Day Two: Educating for Sustainability Design Tools
Part 1 (Sustainability)
Sustainability includes our environment, but also society, wellbeing and a fair economy! Learn about the complexity of Sustainability and its implications. Students will engage in a framework of EFS that will ground their teaching practice with a mission to make our world a better place for all. 

Day Three: Educating for Sustainability Design Tools
Part 2 (Holistic Learning)
Individual and collective well-being are at the core of a sustainable world. Today we focus on the elements of this holistic approach: emotional, physical and spiritual health and awareness which are essential to making a positive impact on the world.

Day Four: Mentored Design Workshop (Using our EFS Framework)
Ideate using the Green School for Educator curriculum design tools to create useful content for the school year.

Day Five: Show What You Know
Get ready for your school year! Engage in a curriculum design process and create learning experiences with the help and support of the group. Start your school year off feeling prepared and inspired.

Day Six: Full Immersion on the farm
Final day! Put into practice EFS lessons and get our hands dirty in farm activities.

Prices per person:
1000 euros shared room (900 early bird before May 31st)
1200 euros private room with shared bathroom (1000 early bird)
1400 euros private room with en suite (1200 early bird)

Included: All meals & house wine, activities on the farm, five day course "Educating for Sustainability", EFS certificate. 

Not included: travel and travel insurance
Interested? Enquire here:
Monestevole is a 15th century hamlet perched on top of a 600m. hilltop. Surrounded by 40 hectares of olive groves, vineyard and woodland, the hamlet was inhabited by up to 50 farmers until the 1960’s. 
It was purchased and restored by Tribewanted Monestevole as an eco-tourism destination and over the course of the past 5 years has been converted into a model sustainable community, from green energy to biomass heating, black-gray water management to sustainable architecture methods, permaculture gardens and farm-to-table food.

During your weekly stay you will be able to get your hands dirty on the farm, with you host, Filippo, and participate in the various activities to put into practice the lessons of the course. The classroom is everywhere! Throughout the week, each participant will be assigned “karmic duties”, from feeding the animals to the permaculture gardens to lending a hand in the communal kitchen, making pasta and pizza. And of course, there will be plenty of time to practice yoga, horse-riding, get a massage, or simply relax by the hammocks, enjoying the salt water pool and the numerous walks of the Umbrian countryside.
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