I'm delighted to tell you about the Commonwealth Girls In ICT Creativity & Innovation Challenge, exploring ideas to make education and learning more inclusive for all children; and to ask you to invite young people to join in.
Designed and run by the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBWN), Flow In Action and GSMA, this is an international inclusive event for girls and boys, inviting them to engage, explore and experience UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education and Goal 5 on Gender Equality.
What had originally been planned as a face-to-face workshop for 30 girls in London, was turned upside down by COVID-19. With more than 1.5 billion students now out of school during the COVID-19 pandemic, we got together to see how we could help. From a brief conversation two weeks ago, the challenge has emerged and we are excited to share this as a free interactive online event for girls and boys ages 8-16 years old in Commonwealth countries and beyond.
This is an opportunity for your young people to:
· Learn digital skills
· Create incredible innovative ideas for inclusive education for all children
· Connect across the globe as problem-solvers
Powered by our tech platforms of Hazu and World Labs, you can get involved in the challenge with your children and youth from 23 April 2020 until 23 June 2020. Take part on the day and then as an ongoing project.
Educators, librarians, youth workers: get your students involved to connect across the globe, learning digital skills as they use their creativity and generate incredible ideas to solve the innovation challenge.
Parents: get your kids involved in the challenge as a home-schooling creativity activity as they learn digital skills and share their incredible ideas for creating inclusive education.
Students: Your creativity counts! Take part in the challenge with children across the world, learn digital skills and share your incredible ideas for creating inclusive education for all children.
Discover more about the challenge at www.cbwn.org and be ready to register and enter the interactive classroom on the 23rd April 2020.
We are so excited to see the incredible ideas of young people emerging over the course of the challenge, and we will be sharing their voices with you, as a community taking action for the planet.
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I wonder what you wonder...about a drop of water?
A question for kids of all ages...so feel free to have a go too.
Share this with your kids and get them wondering...as a homeschooling activity.
When we wonder, we connect to our imagination and creativity. We see things from new perspectives. We problem solve in different ways.
Wondering keeps us well and hopeful.
Your kids can share their ideas on the platform at this link. https://hazu.io/flowinaction.org/wonderlab
Also...if you're an educator, librarian, youth worker ...then sign up for the online training with me for creating your own Kids Wonder Lab for your organisation at www.flowinaction.org/wonder
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Join me and countless others, of all ages, across Switzerland to explore creative and innovative solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can still sign-up to participate here! https://www.versusvirus.ch/
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Why I'm delighted to become an Associate Board Member - Webster Centre for Creativity & Innovation in Geneva
In December 2019, I was invited to become an Associate Board Member of the Webster Center for Creativity & Innovation in Geneva.
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Strange times call for new perspectives in problem-solving creatively.
Start by grounding yourself and those you love in your strengths; and make this the lens to look through going forward.
It is a simple wellbeing exercise, which you can do for yourself, as a group of friends, or as a family.
Another proven wellbeing practice is to do the 3 Good Things & Why exercise.
You can do it as a journalling exercise before going to sleep, as well as a regular rapid exercise through the day.
You can do it by yourself, or with friends and it's a lovely thing to do as a family.
It actively changes your focus, celebrating the smallest of good things and why they are meaningful to you.
Inspiration for opening up your unique blend of creativity to take action for people and planet