Amy Bivin

Country: 
Italy

I am American and I currently teach 2nd and 3rd grade English, Geography, Science and Technology in an international bilingual school in Rome, Italy. I have been teaching since 1991 around the world (North America, South America, Asia, and Europe). I am a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, trained in Teaching SDGs. I feel strongly about bringing the world into the classroom and taking my students around the globe!

I am passionate about engaging my students by connecting them with real world experiences. I love trying new ideas to keep them interested and excited and I believe student-centered, project-based activities are the most productive.  I think it is urgent we reach our students about the serious climate crisis and encourage them to take action.

I try to create global citizens who are sensitive to world issues. I also try to teach students to think for themselves and problem-solve so they can develop leadership skills and collaborate effectively in order to experience success in the classroom, but more importantly in life.

 

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School: Istituto Marymount

Projects 2019

Weather, Climate and Climate Change

This week the students learned about the difference between climate and and weather. Then they studied the climate change. They brainstormed about the causes of climate change, made posters and a video.

The Effects of Climate Change

Effects of Climate Change

This week my 3rd graders brainstormed about the effects of climate change. They researched and worked in groups to create posters then we made a video using iMovie. The key effects they investigated were: increased temperatures, ice caps melting, oceans rising, desertification, coastal erosion and disappearing species. They looked at the most serious issues in Italy and decided its water because Italy is a peninsula. 

Solutions for Climate Change

This week students made a long list of solutions to stop global warming. Then they created a Buncee slide and we turned it into a PowerPoint presentation. 

Take Action for Climate Justice

This week we concluded the project with 2 Skypes. We met with 8th graders from Tunisia and 6th graders from India. We had fun sharing posters, ideas and actions.

Take Action for Climate Justice

This week we concluded the project with 2 Skypes. We met with 8th graders from Tunisia and 6th graders from India. We had fun sharing posters, ideas and actions.


Impressions

Researching info for Climate Change presentation
Save the Earth Together: What is happening in Italy?
Save The Earth Together-What Can We Do?
Week 2 Climate Change Effects
Week 1 What is Climate Change and What Causes It?
Week 4 exchange ideas via Skype India and Tunisia
Week 3 Solutions
Week 3 Solutions