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Engaging Classroom Debates on the Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Debating the Sustainable Development Goals

Presented by Ada McKim, World Issues Teacher, TEDx Speaker, and Co-Founder of the #TeachSDGs education movement
Hosted by Bobby McDonald, Founder & CEO, Parlay Ideas
Sponsored by Parlay Ideas


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This edWebinar will cover teaching students about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using discussion. Ada McKim, World Issues Teacher, TEDx Speaker, and Co-Founder of the #TeachSDGs education movement, will provide teachers with new strategies to engage students in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and take an active role in their learning.

Attendees will learn how the SDGs can be used to help students grapple with real-world problems through meaningful discussions. With these simple strategies, teachers can help students have discussions that get them working towards solving real problems that affect their world. This gets them actively engaging in their own learning. Discussion is recognized as one of the top activities for increasing learning outcomes over time. Discussions are a simple activity that can help teachers introduce difficult topics and get students collaborating, communicating, being creative and thinking critically about issues and problems in the world.

By attending this edWebinar, teachers will get a better idea of how they can make discussions a central and integral activity to their classroom and their students’ learning. This session will be of particular benefit to middle and high school teachers, school leaders, edtech integrators, and instructional coaches. There will be time to get your questions answered after Ada’s presentation.

Ada McKimAbout the Presenter 

Ada McKim is a world issues teacher, a TEDx speaker, and a co-founder of the #TeachSDGs education movement. Her life’s mission is to facilitate the development of empathetic, active global citizens. In her spare time, she enjoys managing the @TeachSDGs Twitter account and spending time with her partner, her three daughters, and reading books.

Bobby McDonaldAbout the Host 

Bobby McDonald is the founder & CEO of Parlay Ideas—an innovative education company on a mission to inspire meaningful, measurable and inclusive discussions in classrooms around the world.


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Educators all over the world use Parlay to inspire meaningful discussions, encourage critical thinking, and measure student engagement.

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