Fostering Empathetic Design with the Sustainable Development Goals
With Anju Bajaj and presented in partnership with Let’s Talk Science
Do you want to empower your students to see themselves as changemakers who can find solutions to problems in their lives and communities? Join us for an interactive webinar and discover how to use theUnited Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to spark student-led action in your class. Through a series of collaborative and reflective activities, you will discover how students can engage in design thinking through the lens of empathy, determine what an action project might look like in your school context, and explore classroom-ready resources to help you get started.
Outcomes: Through participation in this workshop, educators will…
- explore the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be used to launch action projects inSTEM;
- discuss how students can engage in design thinking through the lens of empathy;
- recognize the components and student skills needed to implement an action project; and
- practice learning strategies to support collaborative learning and considering multiple perspectives.
Dr. Anju Bajaj is the Vice Principal and STEM Educator for the Catholic Schools Commission in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She teaches Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education at Holy Cross, a K–8 school. She has led many provincial and national in-service training sessions and has been a leader at various conferences, including Education in Diversity: Diverse Teachers for Diverse Learners – Unleashing the Power and Potential of Newcomer Youth in Manitoba. She regularly delivers webinars, seminars, and leads various STEM activities with Let’s Talk Science, Green Teacher, Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology, and many other organizations. Her efforts have been recognised with various awards such as Science Teacher of the Year–STAM (Science Teachers Association of Manitoba), Global Educator Award–MCIC (Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Outstanding Science Educator–Bioscience Association of Manitoba, Teacher Appreciation Award–MSSS (Manitoba Schools Science Symposium), Manitoba Education and Training’s Excellence in Education Award, and K12 Ed TechK–12 Canadian EdTech Award.