Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals | Teachers College Columbia University

Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Continuing Professional Studies

Continuing Professional Studies

Skip to content Skip to content

Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals

November 6, 2017 - November 17, 2017

This online professional development has two tracks designed to offer you a mode of learning that best fits your professional and personal needs.

Hybrid Track Dates: November 6-17, 2017 with synchronous sessions on November 7 and 9, 8:00-9:30 pm EDT and November 16, 8:00-10:00 pm EDT

Asynchronous Track Dates: November 6-17, 2017

Registration closes at 5:00pm EDT on October 30, 2017

Registration Fee: $375

Participants will receive 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 20 CTLEs for this professional development.

Any attendee who is taking this course for CTLE credit for NY State must enter their name exactly as it appears on the TEACH website in accordance with NYSED requirements.

This November, join Dr. William Gaudelli, Professor of Social Studies Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, for an online professional development using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, 2015-2030. Taken together, the 17 comprehensive goals are full of real-world connections to prepare young people for living in a globally interconnected world. No matter your teaching background, this professional development will provide you with meaningful curriculum connections that can be found in the goals, including policy and civic dimensions for social studies, educational access with respect to teaching language and literacy, climate change and species extinction for science educators, and statistical measurements for mathematics teaching.

Please direct inquiries about this professional development to the Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals, 2015-2030, course assistant, Melissa Mitchem, at mcm2267@tc.columbia.edu.


Where: Online

When: November 6-17, 2017 with synchronous sessions on November 7 and 9, 8:00-9:30 pm EDT, and November 16, 8:00-10:00 pm EDT

Description: In the hybrid track, participants will attend 3 synchronous sessions with Dr. Gaudelli to discuss the background of the SDGs as well as issues and challenges with the goals. These conversations will prompt educators to consider how to engage the goals with students. Participants will also read scholarship on the goals and interact with colleagues through discussion boards asynchronously. By the end of the professional development, participants will create a teaching toolkit for the SDGs in groups. This professional development should involve 20 hours of participants’ time in total.

Benefits:

  • Connect and network with like-minded educators with diverse backgrounds
  • Expand your understanding of SDGs through dialogue with educators and Teachers College faculty
  • Receive written and verbal feedback from Teachers College faculty

Where: Online

When: November 6-17, 2017

Description: In the asynchronous track, participants are able to complete readings and assignments on the SDGs at their own pace and without attending synchronous sessions. Participants will watch Dr. Gaudelli’s lectures, read scholarship on the goals, and interact with colleagues through discussion boards. Dr. Gaudelli and his course assistant will have available and optional online office hours to further support your work. By the end of the professional development, participants will create a teaching toolkit for the SDGs individually. This professional development should involve 20 hours of participants’ time in total. This track may appeal to international educators in particular given potential differences in time zones.

Benefits:

  • Complete assignments according to your personal schedule
  • Receive written feedback from Teachers College faculty
  • Expand your understanding of SDGs through discussion board posts with educators and Teachers College faculty

Other offerings

Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom
Ongoing Enrollment May 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017

Cowin Financial Literacy Program - Online Course
October 1, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)
October 9, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
October 10, 2017 - January 13, 2018

School Violence Prevention & Intervention
October 21, 2017 - January 13, 2018

Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals
November 6, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Chinese Tutoring Program
January ‐ April 2018 January 7, 2018 - April 28, 2018

View the Complete List