In 2015 seventeen Goals named as the Sustainable Development or, commonly known the Global Goals was introduced. These goals were put in place attempt to alter the dramatic changes that the human has had on the environmental world. These Sustainable goals of SDGs are actually a continuation of previous goals, made at the turn of the century, commonly referred to as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These past goals were in place to cover the following:
- Child Mortality
- Gender Equality
- Maternal Health
- Environmental and Global partnerships
The SDGs were implemented in 2015 after these past goals were, although successful, did not fully solve the problems at hand, The New STGs expanded the goals to include:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Wealth and Wellbeing
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities And Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Climate Action
- Life below water
- Life on Land
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- Partnerships for the Goals
That being said, Microsoft, one of the largest producers and innovators of technology, has created a course specifically designed to teaching and spreading these goals on the nation that, in order for these goals to work, every person, community, every country, needs to be involved. With this in mind, it is important for educators from all parts of the globe to be connected to the sustainable development goals and make it their mission to spread the word and ignite the flame of action.
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Luckily, The Microsoft-led course offers a myriad of tools that educators can use in their classroom. These tools vary from films, Comics, and other great activities.
Here are some of the available films:
The course mentions, these videos, among others can be used in the classroom in various ways, including turning the films into lessons, by stopping at key points. That being said these videos can be used in many ways. What are your ideas? Comment below!!
These videos are just one way to establish these Goals in The Classroom. The course also provides ways to connect the classroom through technology tools such as Skype of Flipgrid. These tools leave room to learn the goals online while also implementing Global learning a necessity to the completion of these Global Goals.
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The main thing to keep in mind is that teaching these goals is very important and educators need to take steps to spread the word, but the good news is you are not alone, Microsoft, Educators, and countries all over the world are on the same mission as well. Moreover, with available tools more and more people are able to become part of the global mission.
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