ISSF 2018 is a five-day experience of talks, panels, workshops, field trips and social events. The full event program for all attendees can be accessed here: ISSF 2018 Program. During ISSF teachers will specifically participate in the following sessions.
Wednesday, June 27
Teacher Project Identification and Ideation ~ The first session will be devoted to a discussion of the sustainability goals and sharing of project ideas. If a teacher is unable to submit a project idea prior to the event, the teacher will have the opportunity to propose it during the first working session. The participants in the workshop will choose a project idea they would like to collaborate on throughout the five-day event and take back to their respective schools to share and further develop. This session is organized by working group: Zero Hunger (UN SDG 2); Clean Water and Sanitation (UN SDG 6); Affordable and Clean Energy Project Ideation (UN SDG 7).
Teacher Networking ~ Teachers will have a chance to network and enjoy a casual dinner at the Two Brothers Roundhouse brewpub. The roundhouse was constructed in 1856 to serve Aurora on the Chicago & Aurora Railroad. The walls of the structure were constructed with locally quarried limestone from Batavia, Illinois. The building is the oldest limestone roundhouse in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Friday, June 29
Teacher Project Design and Presentation Planning ~ During this session, participants will work together to design a project that would address a particular problem (target) that fits their chosen global challenge. The ultimate goal is to create a project that allows for the collaboration of teachers and students across multiple schools and areas of expertise. This session is organized by working group: Zero Hunger (UN SDG 2); Clean Water and Sanitation (UN SDG 6); Affordable and Clean Energy Project Ideation (UN SDG 7).
Sunday, July 1
Teacher Presentation of Project Ideas (Principals Invited) ~ On the last day of the conference, the teacher working groups will share their proposals with the rest of the community, teachers, and principals. At that time, a group discussion will be facilitated on taking the projects forward over the course of the next year with any future development being reported at ISSF 2019 and through the ISSN website.
Professional Development on Mindfulness ~ Principals and Teachers will participate in a session on mindfulness. In this session, participants will learn the definition of mindfulness, neurophysiological underpinnings of mindfulness and learning, experiential learning of mindfulness techniques, and how to create mindful spaces on their own campuses. The session will be facilitated by Ms. Marissa Rivera, Wellness Counselor at The Liberal Arts and Science Academy (LASA).