Global Nomads Group's Youth-Led Content Creation Lab

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Zeynep Dağlıoğlu  
Ezgi Eyigor  
Lauren Miller  
Aya Odeh  
Alp Zeytinoglu  

Explore the Global Nomads Group’s Content Creation Lab curricular design process in which youth interns and coordinators lead the charge. Youth will facilitate a session of backwards mapping, global collaboration and story sharing related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Zoom
Topic: Global collaboration
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will know about youth-driven collaborative construction of cross-cultural curricula aligned to the SDGs.

Participants will understand the importance of youth-driven content via rigorously designed programs.

Participants will know how to use curricula derived from cross-national youth collaborations.

Participants will experience the programs as youth do, thereby sharing and reading stories of their global peers on social issues that matter to them.


Our session will begin in a main room where youth presenters will review the overall process of the Content Creation Lab, and explain the use of backwards design and cross-national collaboration. This section will include a mixture of presentation and discussion.

Next, participants will go to breakout rooms to dive deeper into specific thematic content, featuring mini-lessons, youth stories and videos.

The presentation will last 90 minutes with a 20 minute main room overview, 40 minutes in thematic breakout rooms, and a 30 minute Q and A in the main room.

Youth content creators will lead participants through an interactive experience in which they will engage with youth-generated curricula, participate as students, and learn how to engage students in curricular content creation. We will use the screen share feature to showcase youth-driven content. In breakout rooms, participants will engage with the curricula as students via presented content, videos, and story submission tools. After completing the breakout room interactive session, all participants will return to the main room for a Q and A using the chat function.

Supporting research

CASEL Youth Voice:

Assessing the Meaningful Inclusion of Youth Voice in Policy and Practice: State of the Science:

Marshall Ganz community organizing framework:

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Ezgi Eyigor, Global Nomads Group
Lauren Miller, Global Nomads Group (GNG)
Aya Odeh, GNG

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