From Feb.6th to Feb.9th, students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 engaged in a unique experience that involved Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) that included outdoor experiences. The curriculum for the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was based on the UNESCO framework for sustainability.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is about enabling us to constructively and creatively address present and future global challenges and create more sustainable and resilient societies.
This program has an Interdisciplinary approach. Teachers had to collaborate to identify connections between their subject area goals and UNESCO’s definitions and goals. This resulted in a rich curriculum that enabled students to explore relevant issues related to social, economic and environmental development.
As a complement to the curriculum, students had the opportunity to participate in the World Is Our Classroom (WOC) trips. Each grade level visited a different site and explored and learned specific UNESCO goals for sustainable development in a real world manner.
Students had an amazing learning experience inside and outside Chapel’s walls.