Session 1 – Collaboration in Action: How might the global competencies support our collective efforts in advancing SDG 4 Quality Education?
Wednesday, September 21, 11am-1pm EST
The Global Competencies (or the “6Cs” of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, character, and global citizenship) are considered necessary for achieving the 17 SDGs. Among the 17 SDGs, SDG 4 Quality Education is dedicated solely to education and orients to ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
In this session we gather to review the global competencies for sustainable development and specifically, the skill and practice of collaboration. In our current context, how is collaboration defined? How are collaboration skills developed? What frameworks for collaboration are effective and how is technology enabling and disabling our collaboration goals and aspirations?
Session 2 – Transforming teaching and learning environments: What are the “right” conditions for learner success?
Friday, September 23, 11am-1pm EST
The SDGs offer a model on which to scaffold learning across disciplines and grade levels. As a teaching and learning framework, they help to contextualize subject-matter and disciplines that help learners to apply, reflect and adapt what they are learning to local and global conditions. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the SDGs, inquiry-based teaching and learning practices serve to enable the SDG teaching and learning environment.
In this session, we gather to consider opportunities that integrate inquiry-based teaching and learning to transform learning environments, build educator capacity and empower youth in ‘bringing science to society’. Together, we will identify what teaching and learning communities can do to leave no one behind with respect to teaching and learning science through inquiry-based methodologies.
Session 3 – Language and Quality Education: What is the role of our world’s languages in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals?
Wednesday, September 28, 11am-1pm EST
The role of language in the SDG framework is often in reference to three of the sustainable development goals: SDG 4 specifically calls upon the need for multilingualism to achieve quality, equitable and inclusive education; SDG 8 connects language, skills, and sustainable economic growth and SDG 16 that references communication, peace, and justice.
In this session, focused on SDG4, we gather to gain insight into how education research, education practitioners, entrepreneurs, and youth are improving educators’ capability and capacity in language learning while also enabling inclusive teaching and learning environments through their language learning insights and experience.