Global Sustainability Education: From Issues to Solutions
Kimberly Corrigan, Director of Partnerships
Dave Wilton, Manager of Professional Development
Sheeba Jacob, Director of Curriculum Development
Thursday, Oct. 3, 8-9:15 PM EDT
Global Sustainability—balancing economic, societal, and environmental needs in our interconnected world—offers a powerful framework for developing students’ skills, knowledge, and their sense of agency for successful schooling, career, family life, and citizenship in the 21st century. Using student-centered inquiry into real world issues and age-appropriate, teacher-tested materials makes for dynamic learning.
In this interactive webinar, attendees receive tools and professional development on how to teach about global issues and sustainable solutions in engaging and thought-provoking ways for students in K-5, middle school, and high school, including:
- Understanding of the concept of sustainability and how to use it as a framework for teaching,
- Examining issues from multiple perspectives using the habits of critical and creative thinkers, and
- Experiencing interdisciplinary lessons and best practices that tie global issues such as climate change, resource consumption, income inequality, and sustainable development to social studies, science, and math.
To register, go to: http://www.kdp.org/events/webinars.php
Facing the Future is a nonprofit leader whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future. Find free and low-cost curriculum, professional development, pedagogical approaches, and classroom examples at facingthefuture.org.
Kimberly Corrigan, Director of Partnerships, has two decades of teaching and commercial experience.
Dave Wilton, Manager of Professional Development, presents at conferences, and consults with schools, districts, and educational organizations nationwide.
Sheeba Jacob is Director of Curriculum Development, managing all resource production, including Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections (2013) a 24-chapter high school text and teacher’s guide.