Dec 7, 2022
The SDGs (sustainable development goals) have become a huge focal point for many schools.
With climate change, water pollution, and elimination of biodiversity effecting the entire planet, it makes complete sense. But how do we address these HUGE issues on a local level?
In this podcast episode, I sit down with Margo LaPointe, director of award winning Seaview Learning, to hear how her students are addressing these issues through hands-on projects in Kingston, Massachussetts. Students are lowering their carbon footprint by co-constructing log cabins from damaged, indigenous trees; and improving water quality, by creating natural filtration systems in their local pond. They are infusing mandated curriculum and key 21st century skills through each home grown project.
Learn how to design these kind of experiences, and build the local and global partnerships that ensure they fly!
Find out more about Seaview Learning: www.seaviewlearning.org
Connect with Seaview Learning and Margo: Twitter (@margo25893202), Facebook (@seaviewlearning), Instagram (seaview_learning).
Margo's Bio: Margo LaPointe is the Founder of an award-winning innovative education model which strives to answer the question, "If the purpose of education is to prepare students for their future, how can we best deliver?" The model delivers project based learning mapped to students developing a resume and portfolio of real-world experiences including working on projects with a Boston architect in applying STEM to build a green design eco-friendly building, a Massachusetts State Representative to develop a student-led initiative based on The James Ward Act,, and the United Nations COP 27 in Egypt on The Global Water Crisis. The innovative education model includes whole child education experiential learning, and wellness practices incorporated into the school day in developing Social Emotional Learning and work-life balance as a means to fuel academic success. Marrying the work of Ted Dintersmith ("Most Likely To Succeed", "What School Could Be") with The Boy Scouts of America properties as a school campus, the model has won Top 5 Private Middle Schools in Boston, Massachusetts and Greater New England by Boston Parents Family Favorite, and placed BOSS 2022 Best Private Elementary School on the South Shore with a feature in South Shore Home, Life & Style magazine. LaPointe was named, "Most Influential Women Leaders of 2022" by global business magazine, The Victory, and is currently developing innovative education models for students nationally across the United States, as well as a Student Ambassador program for the United Nations which will create opportunities for students on a global scope. Margo LaPointe has accepted an invitation to support educators working in all education models internationally, as a Facilitator in the Transform Education PBL Network so that as many children who would benefit from what we do, and how we do it, can access this opportunity across the world.