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Redesigning Your Teaching Using Global Missions With Authenticity at the Center

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Laura Landers  
Heather Spanbroek  

Global Missions, an authentic, real world context, combines both elements of project-based learning and design thinking, learning and communicating with integrated technology. Using the United Nations' SDGs, you can align this structure to any curriculum used, giving voice and choice for both students and teachers making it inclusive for all.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: The ability to research online is favourable.
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, STEM/STEAM
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.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of the session participant will:
Understand what there Global mission process is
Be able to make links with the UN sustainable development goals with their classrooms
See how Global missions fits with a prescribed curriculum
Understand how productive technology can support the learning process


Dyuring the presentation we will take the participants through the global mission process making links to UDL and personalised learning. Visible thinking routines will be used, a research process and design thinking to solve a challenge. Productive technology will be used to support the learning journey and to record it along the way.

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Laura Landers, International school Eindhoven
Heather Spanbroek, International School Eindhoven
ISTE Certified Educator

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