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Workshop: Cultural and Global Citizenship Across the Subject Areas
Calgary, October 13th, 9-3:30pm
ALL GRADE 3-12 TEACHERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
This one day interactive workshop is a unique opportunity for primary and secondary school teachers across all subject disciplines to build a critical understanding of global citizenship. Weaving together theoretical reflections on global citizenship, stories from classrooms, and practical strategies and resources for teachers and school leaders, workshop participants will develop an informed and active role as global citizenship educators whose work will benefit both their students and our society.Participants will
- Acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with the competency ‘Cultural and Global Citizenship’
- Discuss the threads that connect this competency to the others identified by Alberta Education, as well as the integration of global citizenship cross subject areas.
- Collaboate with colleagues through sharing examples and practical strategies from classrooms
- Explore various resources, tools, and programs offered by Alberta community-based organizations which help students build a deeper understanding of issues and take meaningful action.
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education
Sustainable Development Goals
Check our our Sustainable Development Goals page for links to classroom resources and information! Additionally, you can download ACGC’s SDG workshop ‘Where will be be in 2030” to use in your class or youth club.
Development in a Box
In keeping with Alberta Education’s focus on Global Citizenship, ACGC is pleased to share Development in a Box. Designed to be an educational kit to be used by educators, Development in a Box aids in the incorporation of global issues into the curriculum and classroom. The digital downloads include lesson plans, hands-on activities and supplies, as well as connections to local organizations who are working internationally. Lessons address many global issues and are linked to curriculum objectives in the Alberta Program of Studies. Originally created in 2010 and sent physically to schools, the kit was re-published in 2011 and is now made available as a digital download.
Click to explore the resources for:
Member Resources: Students at the University of Alberta, through the Community Service Learning program, completed a list of educator resources available from ACGC member organizations in January 2017! The list will be updated semi-annually. Download the current copy of the list of ACGC member resources!
Book List: Download this list of picture books to help educate for Global Citizenship!
Global Citizenship Webinar Series
In partnership with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, ACGC is offering a year-long Global Citizenship Education Webinar Series. Learn more and register.
Global Citizenship in the Alberta Curriculum
With significant input from our member organizations, ACGC was pleased to present on the importance of Global Citizenship Education to the Alberta Government’s Expert Working Groups tasked with updating Alberta’s Provincial Curriculum, in January 2017. View a copy of the presentation.
Global Citizenship Summer Institute
ACGC was pleased to partner with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) and the Center for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER), to offer a two-day institute titled Becoming Ethical and Engaged Citizens in a Globalized World: A Path Towards Global Citizenship on August 16-17, 2016, through a grant from Alberta Education.
This was the second institute in the province. The first institute was held in 2014 in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, and the Center for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER).
ACGC anticipates holding the next institute in the summer of 2018. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to ACGC Teach for announcement on other PD opportunities at Teachers’ Convention or through the Learning Consortium.
Watch the video from the 2014 institute to learn more.
ACGC has developed youth workshops, made available free for download. Click to browse the various workshops.
Please contact email@example.com to if you are interested in ACGC conducting one of these workshops in your classroom, conference, or club meeting. View and download the workshops.
Class Novel Sets
ACGC has class sets of the novels ‘I am a Taxi’ and Parvana’s Journey’ by Deborah Ellis to lend to Alberta classrooms. After students have read the novels, ACGC will put you in contact with Alberta organizations that can speak to the issues featured in the novels. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a set for one school term.