We would normally be packing our activity bags to come to your classrooms and help you teach your students about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our in-class workshops. However, in order to respect COVID-19 safety precautions, MCIC has adapted some of our SDG workshops to be delivered virtually. Our goal is to help you to continue to provide your students with quality education on the SDG’s and global development!
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How it works:
Each workshop has been designed so that MCIC’s education specialist and classroom teachers can work together to offer interesting and interactive workshops on several key SDGs. The MCIC education specialist will facilitate workshop introductions, activities and debriefs remotely over video call. MCIC will provide the classroom teacher with step-by-step instructions for printing and distributing materials to students and facilitating some aspects of the workshop.
MCIC is offering two types of workshops in order to comply with COVID-19 social distancing requirements:
1. Zero Contact Workshops
- Don’t require any physical contact between students
- Students remain at their own desks for the duration of the workshop
- Only materials required are individual printed sheets
Global Poverty: Building a Good Life and Breaking the Cycle (time required: 50-70 minutes): This two part workshop focuses on the themes of equality vs. equity, basic needs, the poverty cycle, and understanding the societal barriers associated with poverty.
Good Work (time required: 50-70 minutes): This workshop focuses on the themes of child labour and children’s rights. Students will compare the different types of work that children in other countries engage in with the chores and work they do in their own lives.
COMING SOON Climate Change Workshop (time required: 60 minutes): Engage your students in a ”Council of All Beings” and explore Canada’s Arctic through our new Climate Change Virtual workshop. Students will explore a scenario based in Churchill caused by climate change. Each student will play a role in the action, and discuss various human, environmental and social impacts of living with climate change.
2. Minimal Contact Workshops
- Students will be in contact with some common objects, such as blocks, yarn, etc.
- Teachers are required to ensure the objects used are properly sanitized prior to use
Banana Webs (time required: 30 minutes): By creating two different webs tracing the path of bananas from field to plate, students will explore the differences between conventional and fair trade bananas.
Booking Your Workshop
If you are interested in booking a workshop or have any questions, please email youth[at]mcic.ca.
We would be happy to discuss any questions you have about our virtual workshops. As there are different options for workshop modification, some workshops can fit into both categories described above. We are excited about engaging with your class and will work with you to tailor any of our workshops to your classroom!
If your school is allowing visitors, ask us about our safety protocols for in-class workshops.