Happy UN International Day of Education! Ratified at the General Assembly just last month, this day was established to celebrate the role of education in peace and development, and we’re thrilled to be able to launch our Loretto Learners Curriculum today as our small, yet powerful, contribution to that effort.
Based on interviews with Loretto-affiliated and other teachers who had previously brought students to the United Nations, the Loretto at the UN staff and volunteers have created the Loretto Learners Curriculum (LLC). The LLC is hosted on the CoreAtlas online platform, a self-directed learning format that can be accessed any time of the day or night. The platform provides a unique opportunity to explore the Introduction section, then learning pathways (called Quests) about the United Nations itself, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Commission on the Status of Women. There are also two “bonus” Quests for students and teachers to discover if they so choose.
This effort will be a pilot experiment in collective learning, as we fervently hope that the high school students / teachers, Loretto Volunteers, Loretto Women’s Network representative and perhaps even the BVM Sisters will choose to explore this curriculum with us and improve it for future years.
Hopefully this year we will all be better prepared for the upcoming 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) at UN Headquarters in New York in March 2019.
Curriculum Press Release Loretto Learning Curriculum Map
Paul Bulakowski and Sara Nissan, Cocreators of the Core Atlas