Here Are Some “Things” Worth Studying! #BCSLearns

GettingSmart.com “is a community for news, stories and leadership on innovations in learning and teaching.” A blog post from May 2016 by CEO Tom Vander Ark shares Earth Owner’s Manual: 17 Things Young Adults Should be StudyingThese 17 things are from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals AKA the 17 Goals to Transform our World…

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Wellbeing
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equity
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable & Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work & Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
  10. Reduce Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities & Habitats
  12. Climate Action
  13. Life Below Water
  14. Life On Land
  15. Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
  16. Smart and Safe Technology
  17. Partnerships For the Goals

As we think of authentic, inquiry-based driving questions to peak our students’ interest in learning, keep these 17 things in mind when crafting driving questions for your units.  And, yes, this is happening at BCS! Just this week, visiting a science class, the teacher shared the following statement as a driver for their upcoming unit on water: “Some scientists believe the next World War will be fought over water.” These types of driving questions (or statements) align with more than a few of the Sustainable Development Goals and can also drive project/problem/challenge-based learning.

Check out the “to-do list” and a video that may be a great one to motivate your students…

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Here Are Some “Things” Worth Studying! #BCSLearns

  1. Pingback: Learning Resonates Deeply #BCSLearns | Learn-Lead-Love

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s