We are excited to embark on a new partnership in support of Canadian educators working on issues of global citizenship, with support from Employment and Social Development Canada and in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum.
Educating for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program, is a one-year initiative that will raise awareness about a shared path to peace and prosperity for people and the planet by empowering Canadian educators with lesson plans and professional development opportunities.
“Using the Museum’s collection as a way to bring to life the ways in which our global community has always been collaborating across differences to further the common goals of humanity is a truly exciting opportunity,” says Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director of Collections and Public Programs at the Aga Khan Museum. “By using our artifacts as catalysts for unexpected insights and perspectives into the role of diversity in building positive and inclusive societies, we hope to help foster mutual understanding and empathy as we strive to build a better tomorrow together.”
To ensure that this program is inclusive and responsive to community and teacher needs, a multi-stakeholder advisory committee will be engaged to provide feedback at all steps of the program. Lesson plans and professional development workshops will be created to support teachers and students’ learning about international development and the Sustainable Development Goals. These workshops will be delivered live in 2021, and then will be made available online as on-demand workshops for self-paced learning in early 2022. This new program reflects AKFC’s decades of collaboration with Canadian educators from coast to coast to coast.
“In this increasingly interconnected world, we need to prepare the next generation to be global leaders,” said Khalil Z. Shariff, AKFC CEO. “Equipping educators with tools and resources to apply the 2030 Agenda in their classrooms today is an investment in a more peaceful, prosperous, and pluralist tomorrow.”
Learn more by visiting the program page.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Funding Program.