Our Ambassadors

Maria Glawe

My name in Maria Glawe. I am the founder and project manager of Sustainable Poetry. I work as a Swedish teacher at Söderslättsgymnasiet in Trelleborg, Sweden. I also teach Swedish as a second language and basic literacy for newly arrived students. My teaching approach is based on education and learning for sustainable development. I work on a project-based basis with the students as co-creators in community development. I have received several awards for my work, for example: “Best Teacher in Sweden 2018”, “The Gold Apple 2018”, “UN-Teacher of the year 2019” – in Sweden. I write my first book about Designs for Learning with senior professor and researcher Staffan Selander at Stockholm University. I believe in the power of Co-Creation. The teacher job is all about collaboration!

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Valentina Fera

My name is Valentina Fera and I work as an English teacher at IIS Enzo Ferrari, a secondary school in the south of Italy. My school promotes a variety of learning approaches and focuses on developing social and civic competences. My students are 14-19 years old and they take part in different projects and activities aimed at developing their  cultural awareness and digital skills. Agenda 2030 is a milestone in our school curriculum and our students are the active actors for a sustainable future.

Svetlana Gavrilovic

Poetry for a Sustainable Future is the fifth eTwinning projects students and language teachers from Uzicka gimnazija, a grammar school from Uzice, Serbia, have been taking part in. Although we are still novice eTwinners, we have been quite successful so far winning two national quality labels and a European one. About thirty students, aged 16-19 have joined the poetry project, hoping to learn more about writing poetry, develop their critical skills and creativity and try to help our local community and the world become a better place. There are future literature students among them, a couple of girls who have been writing poetry for years now, and the rest of the group being creative and curious minds willing to try new things. Many of them have already participated in various literary competitions at the local, state and international levels and are always happy to share their work with their peers all over the planet.

I have been teaching English to teenagers for thirty years and have always had a soft spot for literature. I am constantly trying to encourage her students to read and write and play with English.

Susana Royo

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. This popular quote is an excellent resume of the main motivation of lots of teachers. My name is Susana Royo and I am a primary teacher in a public school called Hilarión Gimeno in Zaragoza, Spain. We are trying to make curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and cooperation a significant part of our school routine and projects such as Poetry for a sustainable future help us to make it possible.Our year 4 students are excited about being part of this initiative and inviting everybody to join us. While learning how to use and write emails, how to read and create rhymes, how to make short digital presentations and how to express their ideas in a literary and artistic way, they are developing their collaborative skills and their social awareness. 

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Vasiliki Dogani

Hello my name is Vasiliki Dogani. I am a secondary teacher at 1rst junior high school of Markopoulo, Athens, Greece. I teach literature, history. I am a musician also. I am a natgeo educator and TeachSDGs Ambassador. I think that we can take part as active citizens in our world. A way of that is taking part in etwinning project sustainable poetry. We could have a sustanable living and to save our planet. 

Maria Franzén

Hallo! May name is Maria Franzen and work as a lead teacher at Ängbyskolan in Knivsta (Sweden). I work on developing and designing teaching where pedagogical methods guide the use of digital technologies and tools. In this development work, I have worked with computer science thinking and programming at the low and middle level and integrated programming in a natural way in several of the school subjects. I have also worked on developing teaching with traditional source criticism to also include digital source criticism. As part of the teaching, we are uses the blog as a platform for learning, an arena where school and the world meet for collaboration. The blog collects lesson material, student productions and where the students’ progression (mariasbildtorg.se) becomes visible. I have received the award best Teacher 2015 and Webbstjärnans teacher award 2017.