Deadline: 18th December, 2020.
Global Schools launches its call for its second cohort of the Advocates Program to build capacity of primary and secondary school teachers to integrate sustainability in school communities.
November 12, 2020: The Global Schools, an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth, is launching the program under the UN SDSN with a new mandate to help schools develop a long-term strategy to implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in their curricula. All primary and secondary teachers worldwide are invited to apply, including the 45,000+ teachers already in the Global Schools network of 1,000+ schools in 70+ countries.
The Advocates Program will allow teachers to act as action planners and connectors within the school to ensure the implementation of a school-wide long-term strategy to bring the SDGs, Global Citizenship, and 21st Century Skills within school curriculums and operations. Teachers will receive free online training; join a network of like-minded teachers working to implement activities and lessons on global issues within their classrooms; receive free optional monthly online workshops and conversations on the SDGs and ESD; participate in the forefront of efforts taken by the United Nations, governmental, and civil society in developing and leading a global movement for sustainable development.
Selected teachers will be invited to undergo a free online training course on the SDGs and Global Citizenship Education, where they will learn about the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, the SDGs, the role of schools and educators in achieving the SDGs, and how to incorporate these topics in lesson plans and school activities. After completing the course, the Global Schools Program will support teachers by giving them free resources to assist them in building a long-term school strategy, and implementing global citizenship education in their classroom and school community.
- Teach at any primary or secondary school worldwide (teachers employed through volunteering programs such as UN Volunteers, Fulbright, etc. are eligible).
- Possess a high-level of English to complete the Advocates Training and engage with the global network.
- Commit at least 5 hours per week for this role.
THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ADVOCATES INCLUDE:
- Complete the online training. The advocates will participate in a four-hour online training program to develop their understanding of sustainable development, Global Schools, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
- Introduce ESD to their school. Advocates will be given a Toolkit with a presentation as well as a workshop that they can adapt to school communities
- Integrate ESD activities in classrooms and/or the school community. Advocates will be given a Toolkit with Lesson Plans and Activities that they can carry out throughout the year in their classroom and/or school. The Advocates program does not require teachers to implement a defined curriculum.
- Share their Journey. Advocates will be tasked with sharing their journey with the Global Schools community. They can also share projects and initiatives with school leadership, parents, and the greater community.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
At time of applying for this role the candidate should:
- Possess a good command of the English language.
- Commit to the vision of the program and comply with the standards and level of professionalism set by Global Schools.
- Be employed at a primary or secondary school. Teachers working through fellowship programs at primary and secondary schools (ie Fulbright, UN Volunteers, Peace Corps) are eligible. Those employed at Teacher training colleges, universities, or post-secondary institutions are not eligible.
- Be able to commit at least 5 hours per week for this role.
- Be absolutely self-driven, accountable and responsible for meeting his/her goals.
- Be self-driven and able to communicate effectively with school leadership and other teachers.
For more information, visit the official webpage of Global School Advocate