Evolving Learners: Inspire Citizens of Kosovo
The Power of Storytelling:
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.
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
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: @inspirecitizen2
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:
Sustainable Development Goals
Curricular standards and expectations:
FRom Local to International
Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening (SWRL):
Communication and Collaboration in ALL SUBJECTS
Find out if Your students Got it
Inspire Citizens Workshop 14:00-16:00
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
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
Steve@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen1
Aaron@inspirecitizens.org / @inspirecitizen2