Systems Thinking for the SDGs
A Quick Impact Course
Teaching the UN Global Goals Through a Systems Lens
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide all of us with a blueprint for building a more sustainable world- but how can we, as educators, help our learners make sense of these immense challenges? This short course will fortify your knowledge of the SDGs and provide you with specific activity plans so that you can confidently engage learners with these Global Goals.
We believe the activities in this course can be modified for use with learners Grade 3 through adults.
Deepen Your Knowledge
This course is designed to solidify your understanding of the SDGs and systems thinking
Learn From Examples
The course includes many examples of learning activities from teachers around the world that you can emulate.
Engage in Activities
Don't just read about about examples, try them out through our guided exercises and reflection!
This course was carefully curated for you by:Michelena McPherson
Michelena is a Compass Education Trainer and PYP 3rd grade teacher at American International School of Vietnam. She is passionate about fostering her students’ love of learning through inquiry, literature, world cultures, and undertaking student-centered projects with their local community in mind. Michelena believes in encouraging children to explore the outdoors as well as creating awareness about the issues that affect our world. Michelena has been working with her students on analyzing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, creating actions that students can carry out locally including teaching local children about systems thinking and sustainability. Michelena believes that systems thinking is instrumental to engage students to problem solve and take action on the global goals. Michelena has a BFA in Photography, a Master’s degree in Gifted and Special Education and bilingual education endorsement from the University of New Mexico.