Your Name and Title/Role:
Aaron Moniz Co-Founder of Inspire Citizens
School, Library, or Organization Name (if applicable):
Inspire Citizens www.inspirecitizens.org
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K-12 teachers interested in global and intercultural competence, sustainability, and social justice education.
Short Session Description (one line):
Transform Curriculum through an "Empathy to Impact" Approach and use learning to positively impact local and global communities
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Developed by Inspire Citizens co-founders, Steve Sostak and Aaron Moniz, the Empathy to Impact teaching approach and project-cycle addresses the global need for applied learning for active global citizenship, service as action, compassionate empathy, and sustainable development. While these civic-oriented outcomes are included in many school mission statements, great challenges exist in embedding them into curriculum and community engagement that can amplify pre-existing standards, criteria, and deep learning experiences.
The Empathy to Impact approach (Care, Aware, Able, Impact) empowers educators and students to reimagine units and projects through the lens of inquiry, deep learning, and global and intercultural competence: Personalized, transdisciplinary, and human-centered learning and action for a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable world.
Empathy to Impact is a foundational pedagogical element of the ten-pathway Inspire Citizens Global Impact School model and self-study.
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**** Note - This workshop will not lead to the teacher certification but will cover a 60-minute introduction to tools and strategies