Global Schools Program

Global Schools Program

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Education

Advocates go through sustainability education training, in order to integrate sustainability into their classrooms

Global Schools Program

Overview

  • Young people make up half the population - putting educators in a truly unique position of influence and impact, for the future of the planet.

    The Global Schools Program aims to transform learning environments globally and make schools the hubs of education and leadership on the SDGs.

    • The Schools’ Pledge to integrating the SDGs into a school setting
    • Resources for K-12 educators and teachers to better deliver education on the
    • SDGs Educator’s Forum to connect teachers worldwide  
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Our Impact

7720
Schools Reached
1000
Schools Signed Pledge
89%
Advocates felt they had grown professionally from the program

Meet the team

Sam Loni

Director, Global Schools

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SDSN

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Amanda Abrom

Project Lead

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Global Schools Program

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Train the next generation's leaders in sustainability

Apply to become a
Advocate

Your passionate about education

You're looking to help your students become global citizens, critical problem solvers who value empathy and find their passions.

Don't know anything about sustainability education?

There's no need to memorize the SDGs. We train all eductors on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

We'll provide you with the teaching material

We understand that time is scarce. We provide you with lesson plans and activities for all school levels in multiple languages.

Advocate

How to join  

Serving as an Advocate for Global Schools and the United Nations SDSN will equip you with the knowledge of sustainable development, including key educational frameworks and models, including Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Global Citizenship Education (GCE), and 21st Century Skills.

The program will also equip Advocates with the tools to help transform learning environments. The Advocates will serve as official spokespersons for Global Schools and serve as local Focal Points within schools to continue advocating for ESD within learning communities. The Advocates will serve a term from February to August 2021, with the option to extend their mandate. Advocates will be given access to other training opportunities and webinars during the months schools are on holiday.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

At time of applying for this role the candidate should:

  • Possess a good command of the English language.
  • Commit to the vision of the program and comply with the standards and level of professionalism set by Global Schools.
  • Be employed at a primary or secondary school. Teachers working through fellowship programs at primary and secondary schools (ie Fulbright, UN Volunteers, Peace Corps) are eligible. Those employed at Teacher training colleges, universities, or post-secondary institutions are not eligible.
  • Be able to commit at least 5 hours per week for this role.
  • Be absolutely self-driven, accountable and responsible for meeting his/her goals.
  • Be self-driven and able to communicate effectively with school leadership and other teachers.

The Global Schools Program is now run as a flagship program under SDSN, focusing on supporting educators.

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Your questions about the Youth Membership Program, answered

  • How does the SDSN Youth Executive Team select the member organizations?

    The selection process consists of a criteria list:

    • Youth-led / youth-focused / SDGs
    • A social media platform / established community 
    • Organizational structure / organizational body / team-led structure / designated roles
    • Existing strategic partners/ collaborators
    • Activity and current projects

    Who does the SDSN Youth Membership Program work with?

    Universities, academic and cultural institutions, university teams, student associations, youth-led organizations, research institutions, community initiatives, and digital platforms. 

    What are the benefits of joining the Youth Membership Program?

    • Receive support for promising projects, through research assistance and other means
    • Reach a global audience
    • Get your opinions, campaigns, and initiatives published on our social media, blog, and newsletter, which are distributed to our members and followers worldwide
    • Be recognized as an official Member Organization of SDSN Youth
    • Network with like-minded organizations and individuals
    • Tap into your own potential to optimize your efforts and contribute towards a more sustainable and equal world

    What are some of the opportunities Member Organizations have as part of the program?

    • Attend quarterly conference calls held by Network Coordinators
    • Attend quarterly webinars with leading SDSN figures
    • Actively contribute to the SDSN Youth online platform for Member Organizations
    • Participate in local and global SDSN Youth events, projects, campaigns and initiatives
    • Promote SDSN Youth Membership through your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and mailing list
    • Share SDSN Youth's official logo (provided by SDSN Youth) on your website
    • Follow, like, and share SDSN Youth

    Learn more and join us
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Today we are excited to announce the 53 Global Schools Ambassadors, who represent the Global Schools Program - an initiative to integrate UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  in school setting - and will coordinate local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs and why it matters to them.

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