Your Name and Title: Kyle Wagner, Innovative Learning and PBL Specialist 

School or Organization Name: Transform Education 

Co-Presenter Name(s): Evelyn McCulloch 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Hong Kong

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers and Teacher Leaders 

Short Session Description (one line): How to use community mapping and design thinking with students to address global issues on a local scale.  

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Interested in helping your students address and solve large global problems like poverty; hunger; clean water; and reduction of inequalities on a community level? Looking to connect them to key community stakeholders along the way? In this session we will discuss community mapping; a strategy first introduced by Alfie Chung to the Jane Goodall Institute to help students better connect to their urban environments, and how you can use it with teachers and students to address problems in your own community. In this session you will learn:

  • The major SDG Goals and how to address them on a local level
  • How to work with students to identify and choose which community problems to solve
  • How to connect students to appropriate resources
  • How to use design- based thinking to help students address and develop solutions to the problem 
  • How to work collaboratively in a shared, digital environment  

    Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: 

Community Map Middle School Sample

Community Map High School Sample

Community Map Teacher Sample

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Dear Kyle,

Please edit your proposal using the OPTIONS button in the upper righthand corner and add the required conference tag or tags that you deem relevant. This will help attendees find your session when they are planning sessions to attend. 

Your topic is relevant and timely to our mission, but also please add some language that ties solving local problems to the world at large. Our conference is focused on global collaboration, so we want to make sure ties to our mission are very clear:

Once you've made a few edits, email me and I'll approve your proposal! My address is


Lucy Gray

GEC Conference Co-Chair 

Kyle, we need specific tags as outlined in Step 9 here:

For example, 2019Teacher or 2019Students. You can use as many as you like. If you use these tags, then people will be able to see your session in a particular strand that we've identified!




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