NB Dept of Education unveiled their hard work to evolving our education system to prepare our students for an uncertain future. They are making tangible and bold steps to becoming the world leader, standing on the edge of education system reform globally.
One of the components of a profile of a learner is student agency. They gave three examples of projects that develop student agency. One of them was initiated by my previous student teacher, now friend and administrator extrordinaire, Nick Mattatall at Bessborough Middle School around a community Garden. The second example is Current Generation.org who are making lights for those in light poverty. The third is around climate change with the floods in Fredericton.
It seems that the UN SDGs are a natural way to inspire and bring context to student learning in addition to empowering students to move with confidence and competence to make a change in the world. Students can make small and large contributions locally and globally. It all matters. They matter.
Here is a small clip of the video, “Profile of a Learner” from the NB Dept of Education.