On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals (United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs) toend poverty,protect the planet, andensure prosperity for allas part of anew sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part. These Goals will be a part of collaborative projects developed and undertaken by Student Global Teams.
Social & Emotional Learning is the process through which children/adults learn to acquire and apply knowledge attitudes, and skills needed to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. This process will be essential for Global Teams to effectively collaborate to address the SDGs).
OUR 3 STEP CONNECTION PROGRAM
We connect your classroom with another classroom in another part of the world. This becomes your global teammate for the entire school year of August – May of the following year. Teaching the skills of what is needed in today’s interconnected world.
As a global team, you will work together on two projects to deepen your connection. You will collaborate with your teammate on a name, logo and fundraising to provide support to entrepreneurs with micro-loans through our collaboration with Kiva.org.
On May 10th, 2017, we host the first annual World Education Day Of Connection. One day that we bring together all the global teams in celebration of the connections made, share the collaborations on projects that contributed to the greater good of all, and hear from exciting guest speakers.
Click on the icons to learn more, including projects on which you will collaborate with your global partner.