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Want to make your voice count in the real world on important issues? What young people think matters. Students, here’s your chance to amplify your voice!

Current / Upcoming Challenges

know your worldKnow Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues
January to May 2017
The Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues on WorldVuze engages students around the world in discussions together on challenging and thought-provoking global issues, from the refugee crisis, to land disputes, to energy and the economy, using real-world country case studies. Click here to learn more!
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Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogue – Angola: How best do we handle refugees?
May 8 @ 7:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm

The Know Your World Initiative Hot Topic Global Dialogues on WorldVuze engages students around the world in discussions together on challenging and thought-provoking global issues, from the refugee crisis, to land disputes, to energy and the economy, using real-world country case studies.

AngolaJoin classrooms around the world (including Kenya, Israel, and Canada) for the Angola Discussion –Refugees: How best do we handle refugees? starting February 20th on WorldVuze. Click here to learn more!

Part 1 May 8 – May 19th – Introduce Angola Case Study

-In-Class Debate
– Students answer Know Your World Initiative questions on WorldVuze

Week 2 May 22nd – on -Explore Global Perspectives on WorldVuze

-Reflect

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WorldVuze: Global Education in an Inquiry-based Classroom Toronto Workshop (Grade 1-12, English and French) with Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman (OISE/University of Toronto, TC²), BSS Faculty and WorldVuze Founders Julia Coburn and Ellen Palmer @ Bishop Strachan School
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – Jul 5 @ 3:00 pm

close up worldvuze shotAre you interested in creating engaging, authentic and deep global learning opportunities for your students? Do you want to bust your students out of their communication bubbles to regularly share and learn from other diverse national and global student perspectives on topics across your curriculum, including complex challenges such as climate change, urbanization, clean water and immigration? This two-day session will give you the tools you’ll need to start this fall, using an innovative bilingual global student discussion tool called WorldVuze  and teaching strategies from The Critical Thinking Consortium, elevating your students’ critical, collaborative, and creative thinking skills in the process.

In hands-on sessions with renowned educator, Dr. Garfield Gini-Newman from The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC²), BSS teacher Amanda Humphreys and WorldVuze platform founders, you will navigate the powerful uses of this online platform and learn and practice relevant pedagogical and grade relevant integration approaches. You’ll also discover opportunities for your students to participate in timely national and global discussions, such as “The Next 150 / Les Prochaines 150 Années” Cross-Canada bilingual discussion series this fall 2017.

 

 

Past Challenges

KHP-LOGO-EN-BLUE-CMYK_12Kids Help Phone's Bully Awareness and Prevention Challenge
November 1st-30th, 2016

Help Stop Bullying! Kids Help Phone is looking to dig deeper on what bullying means to Canada’s youth and needs your help to determine key issues and what can be done to Stop Bullying. Students and classrooms across Canada click here to find out how you can join!
UNICEF canada cyanUNICEF Canada's Better than Before Challenge
April 2016 - May 2016

UNICEF Canada wants to hear from children and youth across the country from coast to coast to coast, to find out what is most important to their well-being, and what can be done to make Canada a better place for children and youth. This April and May, 2016, students can join in the conversation and have their voices heard by sharing their views on WorldVuze through UNICEF Canada’s featured Better than Before Challenge
birth registrationGlobal Ideas Institute Birth Registration Challenge
October 2015 - April 2016