- Invite like-minded educators from around the world to learn with us and from us
- Create an inspiring environment for attendees to collaborate with each other on unique projects, programmes, teaching strategies, and resources
- Equip attendees with a new toolbox of innovative teaching strategies and resources
- Engage a global network of educators who are committed to student-centred, holistic Education for Sustainability.
- Interactive workshops – in and out of the classroom
- Collaboration on concrete projects
- Singing, dancing, performing arts
- Gardening, yoga, nature walks/hikes
- And many other memorable experiential learning opportunities
Exploring the Ecology of Our School: "Green School - making our world sustainable"
Education for a sustainable future: Our Learning Environment, Our Community, Our Planet
Next Educator Course:
September 4-8, 2017
A diverse network of educators and sense of community is created through this fully immersive programme in which participants stay overnight on the GS campus. For 4 nights, 5 days, attendees will experience green living at its finest while sleeping in Green Camp’s Lodge - a 2-story breezy, bamboo dorm and sharing some of the most delicious food on the island, prepared by Green School's amazing local kitchen team. Our Green School teachers and community members will provide our participants with an enriching educational experience. The course will be organised in cooperation with Hubud.
5 Day Programme: ‘Building Entrepreneurial Communities’
Focus of this course is experiential learning through the lens of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial and Enterprise education at Green School represents both a subject area and a methodology. Entrepreneurship is seen as an economic activity requiring conditions for business creation and growth. At Green School the subject entrepreneurship is not only seen as a possibility of making money, but it is used as a possibility to start making (creating). In this course participants will learn about the methodology of entrepreneurial learning. The methodology is the transformative element. As a methodology the focus is on the human endeavour, requiring attention to the way that our attitudes are shaped, our skills developed, our networks formed. And so it is inseparable from education – not independent of it. The skills, habits, and attitudes of the entrepreneur are the same ones we ultimately want to help our students develop in all areas of their learning, and the only way to generate them is to allow room for them to develop.
The primary questions that drive the course are:
- What does it mean to engage with the world and one’s own learning in an entrepreneurial fashion?
- How do we add value to the world through our efforts, as part of our learning?
During the course participants will design a green educational project and work on it in groups. They will visit our Leap Academy, learn about the methodology implementation, hands on learning and group dynamic games, mindfulness schoolwide, Project Based Learning (PBL) and hear about successful case studies.
Overview and Outcomes: ‘Building Entrepreneurial Communities’
Participants will have networking/sharing experiences, make new friendships and learn about the values necessary for Education for Sustainability to its decision-making structures. Objectives include:
- Getting a better understanding of how learning from nature is a life long learning process
- Learning about enterprise education as a methodology with a focus on:
- Ownership of one’s own learning
- Emergent learning
- Learning by doing
- Apprenticeship to advanced learners, doers, and collaborators
- Learning together with ‘teachers’ (mentors)
- Assisted accountability (accountability to oneself, with help)
- Idea generation
- Rapid prototyping
- Creativity and innovation
- Learning about Threads of Inquiry: Explore many aspects of the art and skill of questioning, generating our own questions and examining the potential of utilizing our inquiry to drive our own and students learning
- Being able to use the 'toolbox' full of teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners how to take action for Sustainability
Overview: Participants will…
- Explore and understand how Green School developed a holistic, student-centric, nature-based curriculum
- Experience a range of creative skills needed for this type of education
- Participate in a range of useful student-centric teaching strategies
- Discover a variety of ways to infuse sustainability into the classroom
EARLY BIRD & GENERAL & ALUMNI
- Please complete this form EC Registration Form, Within 3-business days, our events staff will send an email with a link to the Payments Option
- Once our team receives the completed payment, a final confirmation of registration will be sent to you
- Further details about the course and scheduling will be sent 1-week prior to course
Proceeds from the Educator Course are used to support the Kul-Kul Connection’s free English classes, which are offered to every child, under the age of 15, living in the surrounding local village of Sibang Kaja. Classes run everyday during the week on the Green School campus.
This programme was initiated in August 2013 to ensure local kids have the opportunity to be fluent in the English language and has been one of Kul-Kul Connection’s greatest achievements. As of August 2015, 230 enthusiastic students from the local community are enrolled in these language classes. Our effort to expand this programme continues and our Educator Courses support us in doing so.
What language is the course taught in?
Currently, courses are taught in English but we hope to deliver courses in Bahasa Indonesia in the future.
My English isn’t that strong – will this be a problem?
Understanding of English language is needed but we will note that past participants with basic English language skills have attended courses and reported there was much value gained from the course.
Where do other course participants usually come from?
Participants have represented as many as 20 different countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Australia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand and more.
What is the daily schedule of events?
Every course is different but the first day is always used for settling in and getting to know each other. Workshops and activities do not start until day 2. Days are packed with activities from early morning until dinner – 8am-6pm. Some optional activities may be offered before breakfast or after dinner as well. All meals are shared with each other throughout the day as well. A detailed schedule of events is sent to registered participants one week before the course begins.
Do we interact with Green School kids during course?
Participants will be on campus during school hours but we make all efforts not to disturb classes and regular programmes of students and teachers. There may be moments built into course where participants will engage with our students but these will be planned and discussed.
How often do you hold Educator Courses?
We aim to offer ECs five or six times a year and potentially more in the coming years.
How do I get informed about future courses?
All future courses will be posted on this website. You can also check the GS website and newsletters for updates. Subscribe to the Green School newsletters here.
Do I get a certificate from the course?
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
What is the maximum capacity for people in course?
Courses have varied in size but we try to keep to a max of 35 people.
Do you offer scholarships to attend the course?
We offer multiple scholarships to Indonesian teachers. These scholarships are chosen in-house through our broad network of schools in Bali and throughout Indonesia.
Do you offer special group rates?
We do NOT offer group rates or discounts.
What is your Refund/Cancellation Policy?
Notification of withdrawal from EC must be submitted in writing. 75% of registration fee will be refunded, if 30 days or more is given as notice. Less then 30 days notice – 25% of registration fees will be refunded. No refunds will be issued 2 weeks prior to course. Alternatively, if participants cannot attend the course due to last minute changes – they may use the fee as a credit to future courses but we cannot guarantee which courses will be offered in the future.
What is the location for the EC?
The EC takes place in many locations on and off of the Green School campus – in classrooms, gardens, yoga studio, etc.
Where is Green School? How do I get there?
The school is situated in the rural village of Sibang Kaja in beautiful Bali. The campus can be easily accessed by bike or car – it is located about 30-mins from Ubud and Canggu; 45-mins from Seminyak, Sanur and the Airport. You can download our road maps here. A list of taxis, drivers and helpful tips for transport is provided for our participants prior to arriving in Bali.
What airport do I fly into?
Ngurah Rai International Airport - there are many flights in and out of Bali each day, which make it easy to get to and from Bali from multiple locations.
Do I need visa?
Visas, depend on where you are from – see below for further details:
If you hold a passport from the following countries you are granted a Visa-Free 30-day stay permit (it is non-extendable nor convertible to any other visa): Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium,Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada,China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France,Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Other countries are eligible for either Visa On-Arrival (valid for 30-day - USD 35) or before arrival. Please check with the Indonesian Embassy in your country.
All international participants - please make sure your passport is valid 6 months prior to arrival, and be sure to have at least IDR 200K cash to pay airport tax when you leave Indonesia.
Do you provide childcare? Can my family or friend visit the campus with me?
We do not provide any childcare and we ask that you don’t invite visitors or children to the campus during the course due to security reasons – as they are not allowed to hang around the campus without GS staff. All visitors may join a public tour at : 9.00 to 10.00 AM Weekdays and 10.30 to 11.30 AM Weekends, excluding National Holidays. Details about the public tour can be found by visiting our website here.
I am a Muslim, will there be time for me to pray? I am a Christian, is there a church nearby?
Feel free to step away from the group at any time for your religious practices. We’re happy to suggest a quiet location on campus to step away to as well. There is a Church in Ubud with 5pm service (in English) but participants must arrange their own transport to and from.
Course participants stay in the Green Camp’s Lodge located across the river on the east side of campus. The lodge sleeps 40 people between two levels in bunk beds. The course is co-ed but we will separate males and females by floor and there are separate bathroom facilities as well. The dorm is equipped with fans (no AC), mosquito nets, lock box for valuables, sheets, blankets, and towels.
Is it required to stay in the accommodation on campus during the course?
Yes, we ask that all participants stay on campus, including those from Bali – this is part of the experience.
What kind of food do we eat?
We will serve mostly Indonesian food for lunch and dinner with a western choice for breakfast. Vegetarian options are always available. Coffee, tea and snacks are served throughout the course. Any dietary restrictions can be listed on the registration form.
Do you have a nurse or doctor on site? Is there a hospital nearby?
There is a nurse on site only during regular school hours and there are a number of hospitals that we can call on in case of an emergency. Emergency procedures will be discussed upon arriving to Green School. For any further concerns about health related issues, please contact us directly.