Daily lockdown learning links Global Goals to KS2 curriculum

Updated: Jan 29

To support parents during lockdown, GeoVLE are offering free enrolment in our multimedia online courses to inspire parents and encourage children to be creative, curious, busy and independent, and to question the world around them.

To encourage learners to think critically, creatively and sensitively about the world's most pressing problems, GeoVLE has been running live classes throughout 2020 around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Founder of GeoVLE, Kirstin Coughtrie is a homeschooling mother of 3 who recently left classroom teaching to focus on supporting students online.

I became a Geography teacher because I wholeheartedly believe it’s a subject that is more imperative than ever. I am excited that this year GeoVLE joins a global community of TeachSDGs educators working together to meet the UN 2030 Agenda to reach the #GlobalGoals whilst supporting homeschooling families who do so by choice or necessity through this global pandemic.

What can you expect when you sign up?

Full access to our custom made self paced courses. Each course focusses on a different goal and learners can enrol in one or all 5 courses we have on offer giving structured focus to each day of the week.

Affordable and clean energy.

Join our class on Seneca to get going with assignments and GeoVLE educators will track your progress, support you and set you stretch activities and challenges.

Global health and wellbeing. Links to the KS2 national curriculum include but are not limited to:

- how do we digest our food?

- what exercise do our bodies need?

- how do we have day and night?

- life cycles

- displaying and understanding data

- mental health and online safety

We have a course about the United Nations goal for every child to have a quality education. In these sessions learners are tasked with designing a school for their future:

- what topics, subjects or tests should we have?

- what is the role of the teacher?

- where should we learn?

- how do we know we are learning?

- what does the world need from education?

- what do people need from education?

Here are some of the things our 6 to 10 year olds have been coming up with:

Life on land is our most popular course. Links to the KS2 national curriculum include (but are not limited to):

- the natural world

- classification of living things

- plants

- habitats

- music, sound

- working scientifically

- numeracy: area, perimeter

- maps: scale, place

- world geography

The final course on offer is about the United Nations goal for clean water and sanitation. Links to the KS2 national curriculum include (but are not limited to):

- the water cycle

- living things and their habitats

- rivers

- working scientifically

- separating mixtures

- experiments

- working scientifically

- displaying and understanding data

All resources and assignments are accessed through your personalised virtual learning platform and there are weekly opportunities to check in with your tutors and peers.

Assignments are given personalised video feedback and students are given stretch and challenge activities following each submission.

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