The World Savvy Challenge Bay Area Regional Competition
March 17, 2012
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
McKenna Theater – Opening and Closing Ceremonies,
Creative Arts – Student Exhibits
Humanities – Student Presentations
On March 17, 2012, global education non-profit World Savvy will host The World Savvy Challenge Bay Area Regional Competition in partnership with San Francisco State University’s School of Education.
WHO: Hundreds of students from across the Bay Area are participating in the program, and nearly 300 of them will get to attend the event on March 17th to share their research and solutions with parents, volunteer judges, educational leaders, and community guests. All told we expect almost 600 people. Delivering remarks at the opening ceremony is Bryant Terry, local author of The Inspired Vegan among other books, eco-chef, and activist.
WHAT: The World Savvy Challenge is an academic program that engages middle and high school students in project based learning and solution seeking around a global theme, which for the next two years is “Sustainable Communities”. Through the program, students work in teams to explore the theme, identify a topic and problem for further research, and develop potential solutions to their problem at the community, national and international level. Students then create a Knowledge-to-Action plan for how they can be involved in implementing their solution at one or more of these levels. Students will also engage in collaborative discussions with peers from other schools about existing strategies for addressing a problem related to the theme. Ultimately, the program empowers students to take informed action to address 21st century challenges locally and globally.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17th – 9am-4:00pm
WHERE: San Francisco State University (opening and closing ceremonies take place in the McKenna Theater in the Creative Arts building)
WHY: Many of today´s most pressing issues - protecting the environment, poverty, hunger, halting terrorism and responding to the worldwide economic crisis – are global in scope and can only be effectively addressed with international cooperation. The World Savvy Challenge helps students develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary to effectively problem solve on a global level, and thrive as responsible global citizens.
For more information, contact taylor [at] worldsavvy.org
or visit http://www.worldsavvy.org