If you and your students consider every skill a step toward building a better world, you’re already equipped to help meet the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Set by the United Nations and leaders around the world, these 17 goals for 2030 ask for a bold collaboration between classrooms to support better education, gender equality, climate action, and more by the year 2030. Our next #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet will help you discover just how your curriculum and class can work with the movement to #TeachSDGs.
Since the Sustainable Development Goals are truly global, we’re announcing that the TweetMeet discussion questions will be provided in six parallel language tracks: Español (Spanish), Français (French), Italiano (Italian), Srpski (Serbian), اللغة العربية (Arabic) and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese). We have at least one host for each language track to post the translated questions and respond to educators during the discussion. We’re so grateful to all current and former hosts for their help in broadening this TweetMeet discussion. (Sounds great, but what’s a TweetMeet?)
Our #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Sustainable Development Goals is on Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT. Check event times for your location. Everyone is welcome to join.
Literacy specialist Jennifer Williams and Skype Master Teacher Amy Rosenstein have more advice on bringing the Sustainable Development Goals to your classroom, so check that out too.
Why join the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?
TweetMeets are monthly recurring Twitter conversations about themes relevant to educators, facilitated by Microsoft Education. The purpose of these events is to help professionals in education to learn from each other and inspire their students while they are preparing for their future. The TweetMeets also nurture personal learning networks among educators from across the globe.
We’ll let our eager hosts explain more – and we highly welcome your video response to this grid, so go ahead and submit yours. You can also respond during the TweetMeet with a video, if you prefer.
When and how can I join?
Join us Tuesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT on Twitter using the hashtags #MSFTEduChat, #TeachSDGs, and #MicrosoftEDU (which you can always use to stay in touch with us). To find the event time for your specific location, use this time zone announcer.
How can I best prepare?
To prepare for the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet, have a look at the questions we crafted this time. You can find multiple courses, Skype collaborations, virtual field trips and lesson plans on the Microsoft Education Community at Teaching Sustainable Development Goals in Your Classroom. In addition to this, our hosts have curated a TeachSDGs Resource Collection on Padlet with key blog posts, videos and other helpful resources. Lastly, you can connect with all our hosts through their information and projects below – including this comprehensive Sway.
We also highly recommend that you set up a Twitter dashboard – through TweetDeck, for example – to easily monitor incoming tweets containing the #MSFTEduChat hashtag and other relevant search queries. Watch this TweetDeck Basics tutorial for advice on setting up.
- Which of these 17 UN Goals can be connected to your classroom?
- What is your #1 tip to get started with #TeachSDGs?
- How can students advocate global goals in their local communities and beyond?
- What are some engaging ways to #TeachSDGs?
- How do #MicrosoftEDU tools, resources and learning paths support #TeachSDGs?
- What’s your next step in empowering your students to take action on the SDGs?
Hosts and coaches
We have 14 #TeachSDGs specialists and ambassadors from around the globe this time. They are all extremely passionate about involving you and your students to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals, having participated in many local and international projects. Check out their profiles and projects, follow them all on Twitter and check their tweets in this Twitter list.
- Amber McCormick @EdTechAmber (MIE Expert, K-8 Global Studies, #globaled – USA)
- Amy Rosenstein @SkypeAmy (Third-Grade Teacher, Skype Master Teacher, MIE Expert, TeachSDGs Co-Founder – USA, book author)
- ‘Angie’ Maria de los Angeles Suarez @MariaAngelesSua (ESL & ICT Teacher, MEC member, life-long learner with a passion for edtech, MIE Expert, Skype Master, Teacher, TeachSDGs Ambassador, #MIEExpertLATAM, Microsoft Certified Educator – Argentina)
- Anica Tričković @AnicaTrickovic (Math teacher, blog Malo matematike, MIE Expert, Scientix ambassador, TeachSDGs Ambassador, Skype Master Teacher – Serbia)
- Barbara Anna Zielonka @bar_zie (English teacher, textbook author, Be the Change SDG blog author, edtech nerd, instructional coach, The Great Global Project Challenge Grantee, Gullepleprisen 2017 winner, Global Teacher Prize 2018 Top 10 – Norway)
- Imen Tekaya @Im_Teka (IT Teacher, MIE Expert, MIE Fellow, TeachSDGs Ambassador, eTwinning Ambassador, Microsoft Office Specialist, MTA, MIE Trainer – Tunisia)
- Jennifer Williams @JenWilliamsEdu (TeachSDGs Co-Founder, Professor, @Participate Education Strategist, MIE Expert, Advocate of #socialgood & #globaled – USA)
- John Bimmerle @J_Bimmerle (Sulphur Springs ISD Instructional Technology Coordinator, TCEA Area 8 Director, MIE Fellow, MIE Expert, MIE Trainer – USA)
- Koen Timmers @Zelfstudie (MIE Fellow, book author, TeachSDGs Founding Ambassador, Skype Master Teacher, Project Kakuma founder, Minecraft Global Mentor, Global Teacher Prize 2018 Top 10, Innovation Project starting April 16, #globaled – Belgium)
- Lani Fraizer @proflani (Pepperdine GSEP Professor Yunus Scholar advancing poverty eradication, MIE Expert, Minecraft Global Mentor, Researcher on future of work – USA)
- Lynn Thomas @ThomLynn101 (English Teacher, Words Grow blog, Digital Lead Learner, MIE Expert, MIE Master Trainer, Project Kakuma Teacher, participant in Climate Action and the upcoming Innovation Project – Canada)
- Paramjeet Dhillon @pkdhillon08 @RiseUp4SDGs (Principal Kamla Nehru Public School India, Blog SDGs: The Rising, MIE Fellow, MIE Trainer, BC Coreskills trainer – India)
- Soheir Zaki @sou_2022 (MIE Expert, Skype Master Teacher, TeachSDGs Ambassador, participated in many global projects as #HD and Climate Action by Koen Timmers and worked with students on 8 Global Goals in our school project, lesson plan: Impact Of Quality Education on #SDGs
- Thuy Tran @TdGreenhouse (MIE Expert, Skype Master Teacher, MIE Master Trainer, being passionate about global education to teach 17 SDGs – Vietnam)
What are #MSFTEduChat TweetMeets?
Every month Microsoft Education organizes social events on Twitter targeted at educators globally. The hashtag we use is #MSFTEduChat. A team of topic specialists and international MIE Expert teachers prepare and host these TweetMeets together. Our team of educator hosts first crafts several questions around a certain topic. Then, before the event, they share these questions on social media. Combined with a range of resources, a blog post and background information about the events, this allows all participants to prepare themselves to the full. Afterwards we make an archive available of the most notable tweets and resources shared during the event.
Learn more about TweetMeets and earn a badge in the TweetMeet Course on the Microsoft Education Community.
The #MSFTduChat event time is 10:00 a.m. PT. If this time isn’t convenient for you, please follow your local channel or even consider hosting your own #MSFTEduChat in your country and language. Please connect with TweetMeet organizer Marjolein Hoekstra @OneNoteC on Twitter for more info on hosting in your language and time that works best for the educators and MIE Experts in your country.