January, 2021

25jan5:00 pm6:00 pmHow can teachers support student action on the climate crisis in lockdown?Leading experts will share their tips on how you can inspire, motivate and integrate climate education into your remote learning during lockdown. Organiser: Reboot the Future

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Join us 25.01.21 at 5pm: How can teachers support student action on the climate in lockdown? With Johan Rockstrom and guest speakers

About this Event

We invite you to our virtual conversation bringing together teachers, young people and some of the world’s leading environmentalists to ask:

How can teachers support student action on the climate crisis in lockdown?

Despite huge pressures in the return to school at the start of 2021, many teachers still feel passionately about inspiring their students to take action on the climate crisis. Yet the issue can feel very complex and translating this passion into effective remote learning is unchartered territory.

This year sees the most significant climate event since the Paris Agreement in 2015, the UN Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26), taking place in Glasgow in November. This a huge moment for the world and can act as a launchpad for teachers to give students the opportunity to engage with the climate crisis in a positive way.

Please join our event and hear from a group of leading experts who will share their tips and ideas on how you can inspire, motivate and integrate climate education into your remote learning during lockdown. We will welcome your engagements throughout the event including a live Q&A.



Our speakers will be:

Johan Rockstrom, internationally renowned scientist for his work on global sustainability. Johan is Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Kulvinder Kaur Johal, a former AHT and SLT member with over 25 years teaching experience. Now working as a Regional Mentor in Primary Science across London and the South East.

Charlie Sweetman, 14 year old climate activist and Campaign Coordinator at Teach the Future, and Lily Henderson, 16 year old climate activist and Scotland Campaign Coordinator at Teach the Future.

Moderated by Kim Polman (Chair) and Holly Everett (Education Lead) at Reboot the Future.

This event is taking place to celebrate the re-launch of our teacher website, Global Dimension, as part of the #LearningPlanet Festival.

Global Dimension (www.globaldimension.org.uk ) is the UK’s leading Global Learning platform, bringing together a calendar of global events and a vast library of resources exploring issues from climate breakdown, to migration and democracy. It is also a space for teachers to connect and discuss the issues that matter the most. Global Dimension is brought to you by Reboot the Future.

Launched in January 2020 by CRI and UNESCO, the #LearningPlanet Festival (https://www.learning-planet.org/en/festival) brings the world together around the celebration of International Day of Education on the theme learning to take care of oneself, others and the planet, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


(Monday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Reboot the FutureReboot the Future: a small foundation with a big ambition. We are helping to build a generation of people who refuse to believe that the future is foreclosed. A generation who believes that we can re-orientate our choices, our institutions and our systems in the service of reciprocity, care and hope.We work with young people at scale through the provision of inspirational educational resources and online campaigns. We help them to name and frame their concerns, their values and their visions for a more equitable, sustainable future, informed by the Golden Rule.