Inspiring learning for a fairer future

Professional learning

Professional learning

We help schools in the Highlands and Islands embed education for global citizenship and Learning for Sustainability through the provision of free professional development opportunities. We offer a wide range of CLPL, networking and other events. Here you can find out more about the wide range of events on offer to teachers. Please contact us if you would like us to come and deliver an event for your school or ASG.

Wednesdays 18 & 25 November 5 - 6.30pm

A two-part interactive online seminar for secondary teachers of all subject areas to develop your knowledge and understanding of racism, power and privilege, critically reflect on your own practice and feel more confident and skilled to act as an anti-racist educator in your school. Delivered by educators from the Glasgow-based Anti-Racist Educator collective, as part of the Start the Change project.

Wednesday 30th September 5-6.30pm

A webinar for Scottish secondary teachers of all subjects to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to explore the climate crisis with learners. We will examine the current science around the state of the climate emergency and climate tipping points and explore possibilities for accelerating solutions. We will discuss the role of educators in the run up to the UN COP26 meeting in Glasgow in 2021, and share resources and activities for use with learners.

Wednesdays 16th & 23rd September 5 – 6.30pm

Two-part online training for Scottish secondary teachers of all subject areas. We will examine the power and influence of stories in relation to major development challenges such as the climate crisis and inequality. We will explore the craft of storytelling and how this has an impact on the values of our communities. Teachers will critically reflect on the narratives, frames and stories used within their own teaching practice and will be introduced to tools, methods and activities that can be used when dealing with global citizenship education.

Our next Connecting Classrooms course runs from September 2nd 2020 and teachers working at every level in Scottish education can join Scotland's Development Education Centres for this free 3-part course.


Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals - Level 2

A free course designed for GTCS registered teachers and early years practitioners in Scotland. Combining an interactive and participatory approach, Learning for the Sustainable Development Goals (Level 2) will support teachers in developing their confidence, knowledge and skills to bring the 17 UN SDGs alive in the classroom and beyond.



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Our FREE GTCS accredited Professional Learning programme will connect you with like-minded practitioners from across Scotland, taking you on an inspiring learning journey through Global Citizenship education.

Philosophy for Global Citizenship is an enquiry-based approach which stimulates structured discussion of global issues.


This course aims to support teachers at all levels to develop their understanding of human rights and children’s rights and to embed these across the curriculum and into the ethos of schools. This will also support equality and diversity work across the school.

This course aims to support teachers at all levels to embed an exploration of human rights across the curriculum and into the ethos of the school. This is offered as a 2 part course. 

Our Global Teachers Network is a fantastic chance to network with teachers and organisations, share great practice and hear from inspirational speakers. These are currently being held online, each Friday lunchtime before the summer holidays and then once a month. 

The aim of this course is for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence in exploring controversial issues in the classroom. 

We are offering an online professional learning opportunity for upper primary and secondary teachers from across Scotland to increase skills and confidence in delivering education for global citizenship / Learning for Sustainability. This course offers an alternative to a face-to-face Introduction to Global Citizenship course.

Highland One World will deliver this CPD for teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding, skills and confidence to explore the current refugee crisis with their learners.

A three-part practical course that brings together the three key elements of Learning for Sustainability; Global Citizenship Education, Sustainable Development Education and Outdoor Learning.


Global Citizenship Education provides rich, interdisciplinary opportunities to develop numeracy skills, from questioning and higher order thinking to problem solving and applying mathematical skills in a wide range of real life contexts.

This TWO-PART course aims to support teachers to develop a deeper understanding of trade justice and fairtrade and its links to the Curriculum for Excellence, providing practical methodologies to support its exploration in the classroom.

This two part practical course brings together the key elements of Global Citizenship offering practical tools, methodologies and resources to embed it across the curriculum.


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