In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.
Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.
The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous.
Blog post from the Asia Education Foundation
BRIDGE uses innovative technologies to bring teachers and their students together across Australia and Asia. BRIDGE starts by building teachers’ capability to use digital technologies in their teaching and learning. Imagine how engaged your students would be to co-design a robot with students in Japan, collect data to compare water pollution in Australia and Kalimantan, practice Chinese with students in Shandong, establish a joint virtual excursion with students in India, create an animation with students in Seoul or exchange digital science stories via Tellegamis with students in Thailand. Evaluations indicate that 90 percent of BRIDGE students strengthen their intercultural understanding while also building ICT skills, languages proficiency and knowledge of the world.
Professional collaboration can occur in any learning setting – between teachers within a school and between teachers across schools. The concept of teacher collaboration across schools is not new – it has been a key feature of schooling improvement in New Zealand. Schooling improvement work focused on improving capability: instructional, organisational and evaluative, through inquiry. What we learnt about ourselves in this work was summarised in Weaving Evidence, Inquiry and Standards to Build Better Schools2. A key finding was that often teachers and learners were not aware that they were part of the change.