The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: From Global to Local

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Earn credit with a free, virtual course

Created in collaboration with the United Nations Association of the USA, a program of the UN Foundation, this three-part virtual series will give educators the chance to discover real-world applications of the UN 2030 Sustainable Agenda and their connection to educational travel. You’ll also gain access to strategies that utilize the Sustainable Development Goals to promote college and career readiness in your classroom. Participants will even have the chance to attend an interactive meeting with Spokesperson to the UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric.

To be considered for enrollment (spots are limited!), you must submit an entry by November 10, 2021.

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Learn alongside fellow educators
Collaborate with educators from across the country as you develop and implement lesson plans based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Access innovative resources
Learn about the MyDiplomat App and how it can be used to facilitate college and career readiness.


Get credit for participating
Earn professional learning hours or credit to support your re-certification requirements.

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Enrolled educators will participate in three interactive, virtual sessions to create a lesson plan, review that plan with cohort peers, and get feedback from a UN Foundation Panel. Read the course summary for a detailed description.
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Session 1: Create a lesson plan
Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from the experts and have an interactive conversation with Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson to the UN Secretary General. This session will inspire you to create a SDG-based lesson of your own.


Session 2: Collaborate, review, and refine
Present your lesson or unit plan ideas to cohort peers, and make adjustments before implementing with your students.


Session 3: Get feedback and go further
How did it go? Present a snapshot of your lesson or unit plan, and receive feedback from a UN Foundation Panel. Options for additional credits will be revealed here for educators who’d like to take these learnings even further!

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EF’s partnerships with organizations like the UN Foundation allow us to introduce unique and thought-provoking programming for our Group Leaders and their students.

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