Infuse curriculum, integrate subjects, and grow global citizens
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.
May 2023 - 21CLBKK
Job Role Applicability:
- Curriculum Director / Coordinator
- Design & Technology
- Director of Professional Development
- Technology Coach
- Teacher Librarian
- 21st Century Skills
- Upper Elementary [Age 8 - 10]
- Middle School [Age 11 - 13]
- High School [Age 14 - 17]