February 13, 2019

C3 Social Studies Visioning

Integrate C3 standards and dimensions, UN SDGs, global competence, and interdisciplinary anchor standards (when applicable)

Facilitate inquiry, deep thinking frameworks, and metacognitive strategies

Build towards authentic, relevant, impactful, challenging yet appropriate action

Optimize community resources and potential partnerships

Support professional learning around best practices in attaining this vision

Design principles for effective professional learning:
Collaboration & Reflection
Personalization & Relevance
Ongoing & Blended Coaching
Action Research
Building Internal Capacity
Shaping a Culture of Learning & Sustainable Thinking

G4 Unit Prototype

Out of the Blocks Global Youth Edition:
Shanghai Stories

Why in the world are we in Shanghai?

How can geography help tell a story?

How can we use media platforms positively to impact our diverse community?

Project Abstract:
In order to build geography skills and global competencies, students will work as small media teams to capture and publish stories designed from audio or video interviews of campus workers related to geography.


What is global competence?

Global competence is the capacity to examine local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development.

Why do we need global competence?

  • to live harmoniously in multicultural communities

  • to thrive in a changing labor market

  • to use media platforms effectively and responsibly

  • to support the Sustainable Development Goals


The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030.

Project Targets SDG: 10.2
/ 17.16
- Promote universal social inclusion in our community
- Participate in a global partnership for local sustainable development


C3 Power Standards:

D 2.7 3-5:
Human settlements and movement relates to location and resources

D 2.8 3-5:
Cultural and environmental characteristics affect movement of goods, ideas, and people


Common Metacognitive Tools:
Deep Thinking Frameworks

Assessment Indicators:
Evaluate implementation of SDG 10.2 and the level / potential of community impact
- Justify proof of personal development in Global Competence
- Apply C3 geography standards, dimensions, and deep thinking frameworks to create meaningful interviews
- Connect learning and ESLRs via the inquiry cycle

Interdisciplinary Anchor Standards:
CCSS: Speaking and listening
CCSS: Storytelling elements
ISTE: Ed tech / Media literacy

Prototype of a common inquiry language interconnected with C3 dimensions

February 14, 2019: Grade 4 Co-Teaching
Why do the SDGs matter for a peaceful society?