Evolving Learners: Inspire Citizens of Kosovo

The Power of Storytelling:
Being Present,
Asking Questions,
Listening,
Observing,
Thinking,
Uniting Communities,
and Changing the World


Stories Hidden in Plain Sight
help us to understand where community needs exist and celebrate the wisdom of our citizens.

Out of the Blocks Global Youth Edition is a uniquely immersive listening and inquiry experience 
that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes on local streets.

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Global Foundations for
Problem Seeking, Problem Solving, 
Framing Inquiry, Creating Action

 

Framing student learning: Reading, writing, math, science, art, drama, PE , around the world's needs empowers students to act now.


The Heart and Soul
of our 21st Century
Education Evolution:


Is it good for kids?
Is it good for the community?
Is it good for the world?

 


The Evolutionary Power of Stories


Stories that Spark Change
and Community Building:

Inspire young citizens through the wisdom, work, and challenges of others. 

Your classroom, your teaching, and your world can evolve through the power of stories that address the world's challenges and needs.


Salva Dut, Water for South Sudan

 


Aaron Moniz, 
Steve Sostak:
Inspire Citizens

  Aaron Moniz:   @inspirecitizen2

Aaron Moniz:  @inspirecitizen2

  Steve Sostak:  @inspirecitizen1

Steve Sostak: @inspirecitizen1


Stories from the Citizens of Kosovo

Corrie Shellnut and Grade 5 Students: 
American School of Kosova
Out of the Blocks Global Youth Edition, Episode 2

Connect a community and promote deep learning
by facilitating conversations and capturing a mosaic of voices and stories.


Evolution of an Educational Framework

We can provide a framework

Your community's stories and experiences will identify the needs to inspire action


The Inspire Citizens' Framework


Our "Inspire Cycle"

Our Lesson Planning Framework:

OECD:
Education 2030

 

United Nations:
Sustainable Development Goals

 

Curricular standards and expectations:
FRom Local to International

 

Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening (SWRL):
Communication and Collaboration in ALL SUBJECTS

 

Formative Assessment:
Find out if Your students Got it
ASAP


Go Deeper:
Inspire Citizens Workshop 14:00-16:00

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Educational Evolution in Action:
The Power of Your Stories

  Corrie and Valon  talked about the different stories that brought them to ASK and the dreams for their students and the future of Kosovo.   SDG 4 link:  Quality Education   Key Question:  How do you see your students at ASK collaborating with public school students to attain more equal educational opportunities for all?   Potential links to classroom(s):   PE : Students creating wellness programs for all students in Kosovo  Language:  Interviewing skills, student-led workshops teaching other students literacy and technological skills    Math:  Statistical examinations of the challenges for public schools and seeking solutions

Corrie and Valon talked about the different stories that brought them to ASK and the dreams for their students and the future of Kosovo.

SDG 4 link: Quality Education

Key Question: How do you see your students at ASK collaborating with public school students to attain more equal educational opportunities for all?

Potential links to classroom(s):
PE: Students creating wellness programs for all students in Kosovo
Language: Interviewing skills, student-led workshops teaching other students literacy and technological skills  
Math: Statistical examinations of the challenges for public schools and seeking solutions

  Lum 's personal story opened our minds to the perspective of living through war, starting a political newspaper, running a local business, and becoming an educational operations manager following his experience in the military.    SDG 8 Link:  Decent Work and Economic Growth   Key Question:  How does your work with your newspaper contribute to the economic and social growth of the citizens of Kosovo?   Potential Links to Classrooms: Social Studies:  Newspapers and society in Kosovo  Math:  The economics of running a business in Kosovo / Statistics related to the readership of the newspaper

Lum's personal story opened our minds to the perspective of living through war, starting a political newspaper, running a local business, and becoming an educational operations manager following his experience in the military. 

SDG 8 Link: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Key Question: How does your work with your newspaper contribute to the economic and social growth of the citizens of Kosovo?

Potential Links to Classrooms:
Social Studies: 
Newspapers and society in Kosovo
Math: The economics of running a business in Kosovo / Statistics related to the readership of the newspaper


Your Turn, Your Stories, Your Classrooms

Find a person next to you

Choose an SDG

Ask a key question about her/his life related to the SDG

Brainstorm how you use this to spark your classroom


  inspirecitizens.org  Steve@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen1 Aaron@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen2

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Steve@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen1
Aaron@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen2