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Empowering Students With Global Goals

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Wednesday, December 2, 3:45–4:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Digital Global Leadership: Let Students Take on Global Problems

Todd Flory  
Learn about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and how students can use them. We'll share student project examples, ways to infuse the global goals into classrooms through global collaborative work, and how to share student learning with other classes also working on the goals.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, Science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose and objective of my presentation is to inform teachers about how to incorporate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their teaching. The SDGs provide students with real-world opportunities to help solve some of the world's problems. My presentation will better enable educators to further equip students with the tools and inspiration to help make a positive difference in the world. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to teach the SDGs and learn specific project ideas to use in the classroom.


- 5 minutes - Introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
- 15 minutes - Sharing project ideas of how to incorporate the SDGs into their classroom teaching and how it is tied to the academic standards
- 5 minutes - Participants learn how to find and connect with other classrooms to partner with their students on projects and share their new knowledge with other classes around the world.
- 5 minutes - Question and answer time

Supporting research Lindsay, Julie, The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching, 2016. ISTE Publication: Learning Supercharged: Digital Age Strategies and Insights from the Edtech Frontier by Lunne Schrum with Sumerfield, p. 163-167

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Todd Flory, Wheatland Elementary School

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