Using the Global Goals to Develop Student Agency

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Participate and share : Poster

Zelia Capitao-Tavares  
Mahfuza Rahman  

Educators will participate in activities focused on the Global Goals. This session will highlight the importance of designing transdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities for students, while empowering them to become changemakers. K-12 student samples will be shared.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS, Windows, Android
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Workplace Apps, Flipgrid
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Participants will be challenged to understand how to use the global goals with students so that they have a greater connection to their learning, while empowering them to become agents of change.
- Participants will be engaged in activities during the session using Jamboard, Flipgrid, etc.
- Projects and student work will be shared with participants as examples and inspiration.


- Poll audience to see who is in the audience
- Intro and understanding the Global Goals
- Jamboard activity: connecting Global Goals to their curriculum
- Share what the different ways the Global Goals were incorporated into presenters classes and the importance of the transdisciplinary projects
- Share students projects with audience
- Participants do a Flipgrid reflection to end.

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Zelia Capitao-Tavares, Toronto District School Board
Mahfuza Rahman, West Humber Collegiate Institute - TDSB