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Your vote decides if World Savvy presents at SXSW EDU 2022!

Your vote decides if World Savvy presents at SXSW EDU 2022!
August 10, 2021

World Savvy is once again in the running to present at SXSW EDU! If we make the cut, next year we’ll present our ideas to address some of education’s most pressing issues in partnership with educational experts across the globe. BUT we need your help! We’ve applied to host four sessions at SXSW EDU 2022. Now it’s up to you to vote for them. You can read about each session and click the links below to vote. 

Centering Student Voice for Global Competence 

Amazing things happen when students drive their learning. Students who have a voice and choice in what they learn are more engaged — they pay closer attention, process information more effectively, and take ownership over their learning. World Savvy and Norwood Public Schools in Massachusetts have partnered to center student voice in the learning experience as the district works to more deeply embed global competence throughout classrooms, schools and community. This talk will feature the perspectives of instructional leaders and highlight their journey to creating a learning environment that prioritizes student voice through project-based learning. 

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Civic Engagement in a Global Context

This talk will be a dynamic and provocative discussion on how to use radically reimagined practice and pedagogy in history to advance equity, expand opportunities and strengthen democracy. World Savvy will present with a panel of practitioners and social entrepreneurs including Ovie Oghenejobo –  assistant principal in the Lee Summit School District in Kansas City and a founding member of the Kansas City Learning Collaborative, Fadesola Ojeikere – a Teach For America Alum, Co-founder of the Teach For America Alumni Board, and a Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Great Oaks Legacy Charter School Network, and Fernande Raine – a social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of got history? This session will invite you to expand your imagination of what is possible by sharing emerging practices that provide young people with essential insights, skills and dispositions for the 21st century through play, projects and experiential learning in their communities.

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Finland’s Phenomenon Based Learning for Global Competence

Finland has one of the most respected education systems in the world. This session will feature World Savvy’s Chief Program Officer, Mallory Tuominen in partnership with Petteri Elo, a Finish consultant, teacher and trainer, in a conversation about Finland’s phenomenon-based learning. Explore how this learning approach centers students and supports the development of global competence. This session will engage audiences in a design process that builds equitable and socially and emotionally focused learning environments for all learners. Learn how the global can be made local and the local made global.

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Local Engagement for Global Citizenship

Join World Savvy and the Institute for Humane Education as we connect across organizations and sectors to explore education through the lens of changemaking and solutionaries. It’s possible to build a just, sustainable, and humane world. Educating young people to identify and collaboratively solve systemic problems in their communities, country, and world is one of the most powerful ways to achieve a healthy future. We’ll talk about successful approaches which are enlivening classrooms, making learning deeply relevant and meaningful, and preparing students to be engaged, joyful changemakers and global citizens, while also networking to deepen our connections with those individuals and organizations working in the sector to advance these goals. 

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