Online Sessions - Professional Learning for TeachersAn array of professional learning for teachers on global citizenship education, sustainability, service and more...
Below are a few professional learning sessions off the shelf but there are any number of possibilities depending on the needs of teachers
OVERVIEW OF SESSIONS
Highly interactive online sessions either as individual sessions or as a progressive series taking participants from an intro of global citizenship to more detailed and effective concepts and methods!
Topic: Global Citizenship Education
Title: Global Citizenship – who we are, not just what we do
Topic: Advocacy, Campaigning, Social Mobilisation, Behaviour Change Communications, Community Engagement
Title: Turning Ideas into Action
Topic: Peace Education, Inclusion, Restorative Justice, Non-Violent Communication
Title: Teaspoons of Peace – supporting a culture of positive peace
Topic: Awards System, Values-Based Education, Global Literacy, Collaboration Above Competition
Title: Polio Points – award & point system impacting personally, locally and globally
Topic: Sustainability, Simplicity, Tiny Houses, Volunteering
Title: Happy-simply: a sustainable lifestyle model and education project
A clear vision for the future, needs practical action today.
Teaspoons of Change are small but significant ideas and actions that have a positive impact on people and the planet. If we are to achieve the UN SDG Global Goals, then we need to have a personal and practical connection with them – one teaspoon at a time.
This interactive workshop will explore how schools, educators and students can incorporate and integrate the SDGs into who we are and not just something extra we do in service or global issues classes.
Participants will walk away with a global citizenship education lens to enhance their teaching and daily lives learning some key and simple concepts, models and approaches to being active and effective global citizens.
See more – http://teaspoonsofchange.org
Schools today are almost like mini (or large) NGOs, hoping to do good in the world but how do we know if good intentions match good outcomes and if there is a starting point of humility and humanity?
I’ve been fortunate to work in development with UNICEF, Gates Foundation, WHO and others as well as being a teacher, campaigner and advocate.
This workshop will explore models, perspectives, processes and practices that will enhance our efforts to turn good ideas into action with intention, humility and humanity.
There will also be a key emphasis on advocacy, campaigning and social mobilisation through active citizenship and community participation in our own lives, schools and communities.
See more on a guide to turning ideas into action – https://tinyurl.com/ToC-turning-ideas-action
Personal choices, decisions and actions contributing to a culture of positive peace – individually and collectively.
I recently completed a Master’s in Peace Studies in Japan that took me around the world working with practitioners from Search for Common Ground in Liberia to Peace Jam and with Nobel Peace Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Jose Ramos Horta. It also included studies of key peace education academics such as Betty Reardon and Paulo Freire.
In this interactive workshop participants will take part in activities, discussions and group work to create individual and collective ideas, attitudes and actions that contribute to a culture of peace.
See more: http://teaspoonsofchange.org/index.php/what-we-do/teaspoons-of-peace/ #restorativejustice #inclusion #conflictresolution #propeace
Polio Points is an awards system that rewards students living the values or key competencies of the school and also contributes to the global eradication of polio.
The system goes like this: students do good deeds associated with school values or competencies, teachers award them points, the points are matched with a donation, and donations go to polio eradication.
There are many options to tailor this concept (not program) to enhance existing house points or rewards programs, or to simply turn values into action.
Polio Points exists in a number of schools around the world and is open for anyone to use as a short-term campaign or deeply embedded into a school culture.
Come explore, ask questions and walk through how you might intro a meaningful points system to your class or school.
Quantity or quality of life, and where the best things in life aren’t things!
I’ve lead two Happy-simply projects building two self-sufficient tiny houses off the grid. Beyond tiny houses this workshop will look at volunteering, community engagement and sustainability.
In this workshop we’ll discover and discuss ways in which we can bring sustainability and social justice into the classroom and classes as not just something we do, but as a part of who we are and where just enough is plenty.
Plus, a detailed look at community engagement as well as aspects of solar and compost toilets to come together to build a tiny house or add any of these components into any home or school.
LOGISTICS & COSTS
s from Teaspoons of Change – small but significant ideas and actions that have a positive impact on people and the planet…
Pick & choose sessions or make special requests
Sessions are planned to be 60-120 minutes each
Cater all levels of teachers from kinder to university & business
Participants can be from 1 to 1000 people, if all have access to tech
Any sessions will be tailored to specific needs & many other topics & specialities available
All sessions comprise of quizzes, discussions, interaction & videos
Individual sessions are valued from $150 or series of 5 sessions from $650
Also available for keynotes, individual sessions & other initiatives
See more on the website & d’Arcy’s bio here
DIG DEEPER & LEARN MORE…
TEASPOONS OF CHANGE & THE SDGs
Supporting Interaction & Integration with the Sustainable Development Goals
Integrate all parts of the school through a context and narrative of the SDGs and personal contributions
Equip the school, educators, staff and students to be active and effective global citizens
Work with leadership and staff on vision and strategy, as well as turning ideas, strategy & plans into action
Offer expertise in approaches and models, as well as culture creation to expand the breadth and depth of future intentions, practices and actions
Contextualise good work already being done and working towards a vision, outcomes and future strategies
Provide resources, best practices and connections on global citizenship, leadership and action planning
Identify opportunities to easily align with the SDGs and share the associated benefits – internally & externally
Provide support for key champions and leadership teams enhancing the school community from within
ENGAGEMENT & OUTCOMES
We shift the narrative on the positive things ‘we do’, to them being ‘a part of who we are’ with personal and global contexts
Outcomes from engagements will include, but not be limited to:
1. A shared vocab and narrative contextualising all aspects of the school, embedding the SDGs in the school strategy and culture
2. Essential understanding of the SDGs, at a personal and collective level, and how to take action for positive impacts on people & planet
3. Highlight, connect and contextualise what the school is already doing to support the SDGs and where it might choose to go
Engagement with Teaspoons of Change & the SDGs:
Our engagement is about meeting schools where they are at, and enhancing them with an SDGs and Teaspoons of Change lens
Overall, and specifically, we focus on and add value to: SDG engagement, sustainability, wellbeing, leadership, service learning, culture, strategies and other relevant topics, projects, events or initiatives
Engagements include a summary of observations, appreciations and recommendations for maintaining and enhancing progress
You also have access to Teaspoons of Change through d’Arcy (keynote speaker, presenter and facilitator), and Serafina (promoter, events support and video creator)
IMPACTS & BENEFITS
What You Can Expect After a Teaspoons of Change & SDG Engagement
Sharpened vision, purpose and culture – a part of ‘who we are’, not just what we do
Attainment and recognition as a purpose-driven community
Competitive advantage in sustainability and social consciousness
Innovative ideas and actions for social, environmental and global change
Reduced costs with more effective practices and habits
Staff attraction and retention with greater job satisfaction & loyalty
Values-driven high performance culture
Personal, local and global sense of purpose
Where global citizenship, sustainability and service are not extra, but integrated
What We Do
Align schools, universities, curriculum and community with the Global Goals
Engage, inspire and equip students and educators with the tools to be effective global citizens
Understand how personal actions matter, and where they fit in the global picture
Offer expertise in: global citizenship, sustainability, service learning, community engagement and projects, social media, tiny houses and more
Integrate the Global Goals into the vision, values and across all subjects and curriculum
Identify issues, challenges and opportunities to align with the Global Goals
Give context and highlight the good already being done in a spectrum of doing more
Innovate and share effective ideas, attitudes and actions towards the Global Goals
Provide support for key champions and leadership teams
Collect, compile and share resources, best practices and curriculum from around the world
Provide a thorough and personalised list of Teaspoons of Change specific to your institute
How We Do It
We deliver a creative and intentional mix of information and inspiration through: