Inspire Citizens Futures Media works at the grassroots of community engagement, using civic journalism, compassionate storytelling, and critical media literacy to enhance both curriculum and transformative learning goals. In concert with partnering schools, we aim to create engaged global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and creative problem-solvers, energized by the potential of media to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and culture.

In schools that integrate Futures Media tools and strategies, student journalists, storytellers, and artists publish credible work and information, capture underrepresented stories and voices, amplify imagination, and take systematic action for sustainable development and equity through the lenses of:
  • Harmony with Nature
  • Circular Economics
  • Social Justice
  • Holistic Wellness
  • Humane Technology
In these four interactive hands-on workshops, participants will explore and engage with transformative learning designed around the following experiences and Futures Media channels:
23 October
Transformative Learning and Critical Media Literacy in 2021-2050:
The mission, vision and Why-What-How of Futures Media
30 October
How People You Don't Know Can Transform You:
Active Listening and the Art of the Interview through Out of the Blocks
6 November
The Lost Art of Civil Discourse:
Civic Communication and Compromise through Debate for Impact & Culture Shock
13 November
Sound & Vision:
Finding Your Voice & Eye through Photo! Bomb, Depth of Field and Right Side Upside Down
Following 15 years teaching elementary and middle school on three continents, Steve Sostak founded Inspire Citizens, an independent educational organization working with diverse partners to reimagine schools as thriving community centers of transformative learning.

Steve wears many hats in his work with Inspire Citizens. He guides administrative teams on future-focused strategic planning around transformative learning goals; co-designs Empathy to Impact project-based units with both teachers and students; implements elements of the Global Impact School Self-Study to monitor student learning and agile systems needs; facilitates experiences connected to the Future Now student leadership toolkit; supports Futures Media member communities; and continues to offer professional workshops while leading the Inspire Citizens Master Teacher Endorsement, a 25-week deep-dive into the art of education for global citizenship and sustainable development.

In the end, his goal remains centered on teacher creativity and enhanced student learning. He aims to enable youth to develop more compassionate empathy; think critically about information and global issues; solve problems creatively through the application of interdisciplinary skills and civic literacies; embrace the challenges of uncertainties and complexities; make ethical decisions; and take informed action.
Scott Jamieson
Scott Jamieson has spent 17 years as a teacher and administrator in international schools primarily in the Middle East and China. He holds Masters degrees in Education, Educational Leadership, and Special Education. He is a math nerd who is passionate about sustainable development, social justice and impact-driven education. This led him to join Inspire Citizens in December 2020. Inspire Citizens is an independent educational organization working with diverse partners to reimagine schools as thriving community centers of transformative learning.

With Inspire Citizens, Scott works with schools, teachers and students to view learning through the lens of Empathy to Impact and allow students to leverage transformative learning to have an impact in their local and global communities.

Another area of focus is Inspire Citizens Futures Media where he works with student journalists, storytellers and artists to published credible work and information, capture underrepresented stories and voices, amplify imagination and take systemic action for sustainable development and equity through themes of harmony with nature, circular economics, social justice, holistic wellness and humane technology.
As student director of Inspire Citizens’ Global Youth Media (GYM) and grade 9 student in Beijing, Christina leads the foundational work that ensures student voice is at the forefront of the GYM mission and vision. Following three years of working as an Inspire Citizens’ intern and facilitating relevant learning for both teachers and students to take informed action for sustainable development, social justice and collective well-being, she now hosts and curates the GYM podcast Photo! Bomb, illuminating the power of photography as a storytelling medium for environmental and social justice.

In 2018, Christina led the inaugural GYM conference in Beijing through a collaboration with the acclaimed Out of the Blocks podcast from Baltimore, USA. She has led event planning, photography and podcasting workshops at the recent Shenzhen SDG Educator Summit and at the 2019 GYM conference in Seoul, South Korea. While her interests lie in helping make the world more sustainable through media, she is also an actress, singer, and equestrian working with horses as therapy animals.

23rd, 30th October & 6th, 13th November 2021

Each Session is for 2 hours
London 8:00 am | Zurich 9:00 am | Dubai 11:00 am | India 12:30 pm | Hong Kong 3:00 pm
Melbourne 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 5
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours
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