#goodbringsgood #ChangeMakers #WorldChangers
We aim to make a difference in the lives of others, under the focus of WATER. Through individual investigations, shared discussion and collaboration, and ultimately, a call to action, we hope to spread good. Ours is a voluntary initiative; by enhancing the growing concern and positive action by global youth, we hope to complement and support the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through sharing knowledge, promoting partnerships, and encouraging enthusiasm with education stakeholders such as students, educators, and parents, perhaps we too may affect positive change among the poorest and most vulnerable peoples of our world.
Fall 2016, Spring 2017 Global Projects
Spring 2016 Global Project - spread #WaterScarcity awareness in support of Matone De Chiwit's initiatives
Connections-based Learning (Spring 2016 Case Study):
Middle School students from Hawaii interview Karishma about #MatoneDeChiwit: bit.ly/1WsBO7j
Elementary students from Florida learn about #MatoneDeChiwit from Karishma: bit.ly/1WbIeax
#MatoneDeChiwit webinar with Sean Robinson & his Grade 9 science class: bit.ly/1VhROtm
#MatoneDeChiwit webinar with Jennifer Casa-Todd and high school class from Ontario, Canada: https://youtu.be/LNT8kVxi5OE
Padlet: Planning Phase of OurBlueEarth global project (Teacher-driven)
Padlet: Project Ideas added by students
Risk-taker & creator Karishma Bhagani inspires through noble mission: Girl develops $10 Water Purifier
Food for thought regarding water. Read this 2011 article:
Organize a Walk for Water! Read this article.
Read here how students act "glocally" in response to Flint Water Crisis.
Read here more about Bronwyn Joyce and her students' inquiry projects.
High School students inspire with Water Week activities.
Learn about access to water here.
Students can post questions for Karishma pre-GHOA using Dotstorming here (May 2016)
Join #OurBlueEarth Google+ Community here
(Parents & education stakeholders,) join the Matone De Chiwit FaceBook community here
The Precarious and Powerful - blog post by Sean Robinson, Connections-based Learning catalyst
Thinking 'Glocally' about Water Scarcity post here on Triple Pundit
#WorldWaterDay #SDG6 Participate chat & resources here
STUDENT PROJECT EXAMPLES
Possible Classroom Project Objectives
-develop empathy skills by imagining life in different culture/community facing water scarcity challenges
-share findings from investigation of personal water use and local challenges/issues with "human access" to clean water
-build bridges of understanding when collaborating with peer classrooms, and therefore, develop a world-view that broadens and deepens thinking
-apply findings to develop next-step approaches; allow students to experience becoming leaders of change and solvers of problems
-create & innovate: collective knowledge can be shared through digital mediums.
"Digital artifacts” across all grade levels, elementary through higher education, prepare students for a world that is centered on global and digital competencies.
In Her Own Words:
Founder Karishma Bhagani tells her story, Ripple Effects, here in a Sway.