At the CLC Teacher Institute we asked teachers “with students in mind, what 3 things do you absolutely want to consider when designing a Community Based Service Learning (CBSL) project”?
The top 3 responses were:
2) Student Voice/Ownership
3) Student Interest
Knowing that teachers know their students crave opportunities to engage in real world situations and share their opinions and knowledge, comes at an interesting time. Two really interesting opportunities have recently landed on my desk that can tap into the engagement of an Elementary or Secondary class, or even a few keen students interested in global issues.
Last week I received an email from Terry Godwalt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education. He is leading an online collaborative project with schools across Canada, asking students “what true Global Citizenship education should look like in schools”? But up to this point, there is no representation from Quebec!
We’re looking for Secondary Cycle 2 students to participate in a virtual town hall that will culminate in a position paper to be presented to UNESCO in Paris this summer. It would be great to get students from the English Speaking Community of Quebec adding their voice to this consultation. Youth of the English Speaking Community represent a linguistic-minority perspective, living in a rural and urban context.
Be in touch with Ben if you have students interested in this opportunity.