Background: The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals have been a talking point for international schools as a way to develop more globally aware learners. Yet rarely do students interact with them in a way that institutes REAL change. Colorful posters, or short videos that discuss global warming or issues of human rights generally don’t have an impact, nor an audience that extends beyond the classroom.
But what if they did?
What if students worked in partnership with the community to address SDGs through real projects? Started upcycled fashion brands to generate less waste. Generated marketing plans for NGOs to lower animal abuse. Co-constructed green, eco-friendly spaces to help restore biodiversity. Organized Saturday schools to teach refugees English.
These community-based projects are all REAL case studies from courageous international schools that are moving from talk to action. And they are teaching their mandated curriculum and standards through them.
Main Objective: In this immersive pre-conference workshop, participants will unpack the components of effective SDG-driven community projects in order to co-design their own for learners. Through the co-creation workshop you will have the tools to design a project-based learning experience; infuse curriculum; integrate subjects, and grow global citizens.
Outcomes: Participants will be able to…
Date and Time
19 May 2023
$200 – Two or more per person
$175 – Five or more per person
$150 – Eight or more per person
Note: You do not need to register for the main 21CLBKK Conference to attend this one-day workshop.
Who Should Attend?
Optional - ½ Day School Visit to VERSO
Come see citizen designers, and frameworks you will learn in Friday’s session in action at VERSO on Thursday afternoon. Chat with LDs (learning designers), learners, and witness what learning looks like when we break down the walls between classroom and community.
Thursday afternoon – 18 May
No extra cost – available to those that register for the pre-conference
Limited spaces – first come first served