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Each student workshop is structured to show how students are addressing one or more of the 20 Global Issues identified in Jean Francois Rischard’s book, High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years To Solve Them, within their local context.
The process of a GIN workshop will be delineated through the course of this guide.
GIN Workshop Elements:
- Introduce and provide an overview of the local-global issue(s) you are addressing with your GIN Project
-What is the global issue you are addressing?
- How does this global issue affect your local context?
- Introduce your solution, your GIN Project
- Explain why and how you decided to address your local-global issue
- We recommend creating an activity to explore this connection with your peers (your GIN leader audience)
- Show how you have successfully taken sustainable action to address your local-global issue
-Share your action plan and impact
-summarize this with a well crafted impact statement
- Explain the challenges you have faced and what you are currently doing to overcome them
- Peer Review and Collaborative Problem Solving
General Presentation Guidelines
Student Team Workshops
YOU WILL SUBMIT TWO YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO INCLUDE
YOUR GIN WORKSHOP VIDEO
(see GIN Workshop Video Instructions on the following page)
YOUR GIN FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION
(see the GIN Film Festival Guide for step by step instructions)
FILM YOUR WORKSHOP BEFORE ATTENDING A GIN CONFERENCE
Your whole GIN Project Team must participate and present
UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE
MAKE SURE THAT IT IS SET TO PUBLIC
TAG YOUR WORKSHOP YOUTUBE VIDEO
(with your full school name, city, country, local-global issue, topic, and GIN conference specific information)
SUBMIT IT UPON REGISTERING FOR YOUR GIN CONFERENCE
There will be space provided to copy paste your GIN Workshop Youtube link
MANY THANKS!!! We ask that you do this to ensure that your work is published and that students around the world may access and learn from your work.
1) Be between 40 - 45 minutes long and must involve the entire team of 2-6 delegates. 20 - 25 minutes will be dedicated to the workshop presentation. 20 - 25 minutes will be dedicated to interactive activities, peer review, and facilitated discussion.
2) Must be highly interactive. We strongly suggest using a variety of hands-on activities that hold the interest of the audience. These can be used as transitions or introduced as part of each of the key elements of your presentation.
3) Include all the key elements listed below, as this will give your presentation structure and provide for comprehensive coverage of your issue.
4) Be well rehearsed so it becomes a model presentation.
5) Use appropriate technology to support the message, answer the question, analyze solutions, and share actions.
6) Interact and involve your audience via presentation software and other media. Please do not read from a script, as you will avoid making eye contact with your audience.
7) Demonstrate competence, confidence, and mastery around the many issues linked to your global issue, and be research-based.
8) Include striking and compelling visuals, lively discussions, practical activities, and effective use of media.
9) Remind your audience that you have submitted your lesson plan and presentation during registration and that they can find the information on the conference page. This will enable them to share your work at their own schools.
10) Lastly, be impressive and aim to be an outstanding reflection of commitment to global issues action.
FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO FILM YOUR WORKSHOP, UPLOAD IT TO YOUTUBE, TAG YOUR WORKSHOP YOUTUBE VIDEO (with school, topic, and GIN conference specific information), AND SUBMIT IT DURING REGISTRATION. MANY THANKS!!! We ask that you do this to ensure that your works is published and that students around the world may access and learn from your work.
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Loss
Maritime Safety and Pollution
Fighting against Poverty
Education for All
Global infectious Diseases
Natural Disaster Prevention
Global financial Architecture
International Labour and Migration
20 Global Issues
Workshop Expectations & Criteria
Come prepared. Below you will find all of the questions and form fields you are required to answer to complete registration. If you have a new project you can frame your workshop with future projections and how you plan to accomplish your project. GIN conferences are a great place to work with other students who have worked on longstanding sustainable projects successfully, ask your audience for their thoughts and ideas! Create partnerships and connections that will help guide you! We use all of this information to publish your work on the conference website and our soon to be GIN Project Library on the main site!
REGISTER FOR A GIN CONFERENCE
Workshop Title - Ex: Effect of Logging on Biodiversity
Global Issue - Ex: Biodiversity Loss
Essential Question - What is the overarching question that you will answer during your workshop?
Impact Statement - Ex: We have successfully served ___ amount of people by ___ date using ___ resources, ___ strategies, and ___ methods to accomplish our goal of effectively organizing ___community.
Lesson Plan - As a team (1) a description of your project (no more then 200 words), (2) your learning goals for you workshop (this may be effective strategies you used to make change in your local community that you would like to share, new findings on the issue and how you utilized these findings to make your project more effective, new ways of thinking about an old problem, etc. put your teacher hat on), and (3) include a view only link to your slideshow/keynote/prezi/etc.
Tech Needs - Projector, projector screen and Dongle (projector connector)
Film Your Workshop Before the Conference: Film your workshop presentation, upload your video to Youtube. and tag it with your school name, your workshop name, GIN, Global Issues Network and the GIN conference you are attending. Make sure to include a short description. Do not film your interactive activity. Look to the Film Festival guide for insight. Make sure that you frame your presentation space. Make sure all presenters can be seen within the frame of your video.
Film Festival Submission: This a 90 second film that introduces your project. The who, what and why. This will be played in a running film festival before your workshop presentation time. Please find and follow the Film Festival Guide on the main site.
School - Global Issues Network School
School's Host Country: Worldwide
Full Name of Presenters and Advisors - Please have the full name of all participating students when you register.
Grade Level - Please have the grade level of each participating student.
Contacts - Please have contacts of all participating students and advisors.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Every room is equipped with a desktop computer, digital projector, and speakers. It is highly recommended each team bring a laptop with a power charger and VGA connector (digital projector connector). We also strongly suggest that you bring a hard copy of your presentation on a usb/jump drive/ pen drive.