Educator Workshop: Sd Gs & Gender Equity

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Educator Workshop: Sd Gs & Gender Equity
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Join the World Affairs Council - Seattle and the Gates Foundation Visitor Center on Thursday, January 26th for an educator’s workshop highlighting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development with a focus on Goal 5; Gender Equality. Hear from experts in the field supporting SDG advocacy efforts and work being done on the ground to support gender equality. Teachers will explore how to introduce the Global Goals and Gender Equality, as well as teaching tools for developing students as global citizens. Teachers, students, and all community members are welcome!

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in January 2016 represent the collective efforts of 193 world leaders to attain three extraordinary outcomes by 2030. How will these be accomplished and how is gender equality at the forefront of their success?

The Sustainable Development Goals build on the important work of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in securing equity for communities around the world. The goals present a new approach in urging all countries to form a unified front to promote a better world where poverty does not exist while preserving the health of the planet. Women and girls represent half the population of the world and face unique challenges that, when overcome, can accelerate the ability to achieve all 17 goals. Understanding and lifting gender barriers and biases can lead to a world where all people have the opportunity to lead healthy productive lives.

Teachers will receive standards-aligned curricular resources and full original lesson plans to help bring the Global Goals and topic of gender equality to the classroom. This is an interdisciplinary workshop, and would be appropriate for teachers in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities.

Workshop includes 3 clock hours (with STEM components), classroom resources, and a light dinner.
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By: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center