Everything we do in life, from tying your shoes to performing brain surgery, is learned.
So education is as key to survival as food. Just as there should be equity and fairness in everybody having enough food to survive, there should be equity and fairness in education.
What will we think about both during the year and during Global Week?
Community Learning Opportunities and Conversations
Equity is a complicated topic because it includes questions of access and resource distribution that are driven by both social and cultural norms and economic factors. These norms and factors look different around the globe, and there are many competing points of view about rights and best practices in the field of education. Our theme is designed to help us understand what questions to ask when we are trying to understand what makes an educational experience equitable in a specific context.
Grade-Level Learning Opportunities and Conversations
Depending upon each classes’ grade-level theme and classroom projects and discussions, students will have different opportunities to learn more about both the terminology (i.e. access, resource distribution, social factors, cultural factors, economic factors) and the concepts we’ll be talking about during Global Week.
What will the keynote topics be during Global Week?
During the week our all-school activities will take the shape of listening to keynote speakers and panels and participating in dynamic group workshops on the following topics: