Steve Sostak, Inspire Citizens Co-Founder and Director
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Why did you create this innovation?
Inspire Citizens systemically enacts UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 by co-creating learning experiences with educators and students that shapes a better future. Transformative learning goals build towards action for: Harmony with Nature, Economic Viability and Circularity, Social Cohesion and Justice, Holistic Well-being, Humane Media and Technology, Futures Thinking, Wisdom and Compassion.
How does your innovation work in practice?
As long-time international educators, we realized that although many schools have missions that are concerned with creating engaged global citizens, education for sustainability, and future-focused skills, rarely do these schools illuminate clear evidence of these ambitious and critical goals.
In discovering this need, we have leveraged our Global Impact Schools partnerships and our Empathy to Impact system to continuously evolve in school implementation programs personalized to the needs and context of each school -- helping co-design teaching and learning, programs, evidence collection and reflection for engaged global citizenship.
Currently, we have thousands of teachers and tens of thousands of students around the world who are involved in student-centered learning experiences designed in concert with our Empathy to Impact approach, Future Now Leadership Program and Futures Media channels -- all resulting in transformative learning and meaningful action in local communities.
How has it been spreading?
One of our major goals as an organization is to continuously provide proof-of-concept through the voices and stories of students and educators worldwide. Leveraging these stories and vignettes, along with the successes of our personalized partnerships, close relationships, and Master Educator Endorsement, has helped Inspire Citizens to become one of the most recognized providers and designers of critical and engaged global citizenship education.
You can learn more through our Empathy to Impact podcast, teaching and learning vignettes, and Futures Media publications found here:
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Below you can see images and writing that shed light upon the range of work and services Inspire Citizens does with Global Impact School partners, Master Educators, Future Now Student Leaders, and Futures Media young journalists and producers.
You can also find other diverse information at www.inspirecitizens.org
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