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Vote for our 2023 SXSW EDU sessions!

Your vote decides if Participate Learning presents at SXSW EDU 2023!

Participate Learning is currently under consideration to present at SXSW EDU. But, we need your help! Along with two teacher partners, we’ve applied to host two sessions at SXSW EDU 2023. If chosen to speak at the event, these dynamic duos will share their ideas and provide a space for educators to talk about how global learning can empower students and transform schools. Presenting at SXSW EDU 2023 is an opportunity to share stories and engage with participants about how they, too, can change the world, one classroom at a time. Read about each session below then click the links to vote.

#GlobalLeaders & the SDGS: A PBL Design Sprint

In this interactive session, Participate Learning’s Ashley Solesbee partners with Ana Herrera, a second grade dual language teacher at Bethany Elementary School in Rockingham County Public Schools, NC, to speak about engaging students in Global Action Projects aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Utilizing design thinking tools like rapid ideation, a PBL planning template, and Participate Learning’s Global Competencies, participants will create an activity that empowers their students to become #GlobalLeaders who can pay attention to global issues in their local community, feel connected to their responsibility to do something about it, and take action to make both their local community, and the world, a better place.

Takeaways from the proposed session include:

  • Implementing design thinking tools, such as rapid ideation, and a PBL planning template, to build a Global Action Project for their school.
  • Utilizing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a PBL Global Education teaching tool in their classroom.
  • Learning to use Global Competencies as a social emotional learning tool to inspire students to be #GlobalLeaders who can change the world.

Change your Classroom, Change the World

Join Participate Learning’s CJ Egalite and Marcie Burke, an ESL teacher in Pitt County Schools, NC, as they share how teachers and administrators can cultivate leadership in their students and change classrooms by aligning the work we do every day with a bigger mission—making the world a better place. They will utilize resources like our Participate Learning Global Competencies and the SDGs to facilitate conversations among participants about the power of global education and our shared responsibility to make the world better.

Takeaways from the proposed session include:

  • Understanding the importance and impact of Global Education and Participate Learning’s mission to “Unite the world through Global Learning.”
  • Walking through our integration resources, using concrete examples from partner educators & schools, to model how we align initiatives with our framework.
  • Participating in the design thinking process with core components of the Global Leaders framework, integration resources, and existing school initiatives.

Join us in support of Ashley, Ana, CJ, and Marcie by casting your vote! Your vote encourages these globally-minded educators as they strive to share their experiences and expertise while spreading the word about the power and impact of global learning.