A Digital Toolkit for Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–2:00 pm
Dr. Elizabeth Azukas Dr. William Gaudelli
The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address global challenges, such as hunger, poverty, education and healthcare. Engaging students in the study of the SDGs provides opportunities to develop active global citizens. We'll introduce you to digital tools you can use to educate students about the SDGs.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Online tools, apps and resources|
|Subject area:||Social studies, Science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The Sustainable Development Goals 2015-30 offer a wide range of contents contained in 169 benchmarks and 17 target areas. The utility of the Goals is widespread as all 190+ UN member states have agreed to the benchmarks and yet knowledge of the goals is not pervasive. Teaching the SDGs 15-30 provides an overview of the Goals, the significance of engaging the Goals while exploring digital tools. The course was housed in Canvas and deployed synchronous and a-synchronous modes over an intensive four-week period. The synch and a-synch courses maximized student collaborative space by housing discussion groups, resource-sharing and small/large group conversations. Evidence of deep engagement with the Goals and content areas of global issues manifest in teacher-toolkits collaboratively developed and shared at the conclusion of the course.
The following outline will be employed in the session:
1. Introduction of Presenters and Course (5 min)
2. Turn-and-talk for participants to share professional situation and reason for attending the session (5 min)
3. Background about the SDG15-30 with interspersed Q and A to illuminate the Goals (10 mins.)
4. Video-viewing of interactive synch session clip and a-synch videos embedded in course with turn-talk for insight generation (10 mins.)
5. Storyboard of the course on display with annotations for audience gallery walk 'through' the course (15 mins)
6. Demonstration of three (3) exemplary teacher toolkits drawn from representative sample of content-areas and age-cohort foci (10 min.)
7. Discussion and conclusion (5 min.)
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