Talent + Target = Vocation

Vocation is one’s response to a call from outside of oneself to use one’s strengths and gifts to make the world a better place through service, creativity, and leadership.

The concept of vocation rests on the belief that life is about more than me. 

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The BCIS mission is to challenge and empower students to be compassionate and inspired people, who act for the good of all and for the sustainable development of the world.

Why do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals matter?




Activity 1: Empathy
The Global Mall



Activity 2:
Community Impact & Student Agency

Talent/Skills + Target = Impact



Empathy to Impact
in the PYP & ECC



Embedding Global Competency & SDGs
to Sustain Inquiry & Action:

Making Sense of It All,
Feeling the Inquiry Flow


Going Wide:

What’s Your Target? 2.0


Units of Inquiry:
1. Identify obvious SDG and target links
2. Identify potential impactful action



Going Deep:

1. The Takeaway:
What’s the central idea and enduring understanding?


2. The Why:
Which global competencies & SDG targets support a greater “why” and purpose for the unit?
How will you build deeper empathy & relevance to spark inquiry and help students tune in?



3. The Inquiry:
What line(s) of inquiry are teacher sparked?
What student questions might develop from concepts linked to tuning in and lines of inquiry?



4. The Skills, Criteria, & Standards
What skills and ATLs might be illuminated in the student inquiry?

Extra credit: Which interdisciplinary power standards will best support the learning, inquiry, & unit?



5. The Impact
What could be impactful actions built around the
enhanced PYP demonstrations of action?



6. The Reflection & Assessment:
How could students demonstrate & evaluate their impact & learning by using frameworks for sustainability, global competence, and the BCIS mission?

Extra credit: Identify points of assessment within the inquiry.


ECC Innovation Challenge:
Is it possible to embed global competence, SDGs, & “empathy to impact” fluidly
into a Statement of Intent and organically into a play-based experience? How might you design this?