In-Person Workshop
Co-facilitated by Steve and Ivy of Inspire Citizens alongside Grade 7-12 Frankfurt International School (FIS) student leaders, this unique in-person experience is a gathering of like-minded educators who are looking to share ways to foster global citizenship. Participants will also engage with the Inspire Citizens and FIS Changemakers’ Toolkit to propel them towards the March 2023 FIS Student Changemakers Conference.

The in-person weekend of November 4-6 will follow a program that is built around “leading, learning, and living”:

Friday evening will focus on a networking party:Time to energize, have fun, and share our personal stories and experiences around teaching and learning for global citizenship and sustainable development.

Saturday will be a deep-dive into Inspire Citizens and FIS Changemakers’ Toolkit. Led by students, participants will explore hands-on tools, resources, thinking, and roadmaps to build greater compassion, connection, understanding, and action into global citizenship, student leadership, and changemaker programs and events.

Sunday morning will be a half-day immersion into nature surrounding the FIS campus. Through meditation, mirror walking, and an Inspire Citizens’ Eco-Photography experience, participants will learn how harmony and peace in nature can be transferred to our own lives, our community relationships, and towards making change.
Prior to the in-person weekend in November, participants will have the opportunity to meet with Steve, Ivy, and the students in a September virtual session for a deeper understanding of the past Changemakers’ events, as well as mapping intentions, aspirations, and invitations for both students and educators in being involved with the student-led global event in March 2023.

Participants will also be offered a follow-up virtual session in January to reconnect with the cohort of educators and students to check-in on the design process, the progress, and the learning involved in preparing for the March conference.

At the Conference in March, our aim is for participants to bring a group of students to the event, where young people from all over Europe and the world will walk away inspired and with the thinking, tools, and resources to lead their own local Changemakers’ events in 2023-24 and beyond.
An educator that seeks ways to bring greater compassion, systems thinking, global citizenship, and sustainability into schools, classrooms, student-centered projects or leadership programs.

A curriculum, sustainability, CAS, or service-learning coordinator that is trying to help their school’s vision and mission for student agency and global citizenship come to life through highly engaging, student-centered leadership, change-making, and project-based experiences.

A school counsellor who is working to spark mentoring experiences that canter on mindfulness, compassion, connection, understanding, and action that supports inner and outer wellbeing.

A future-focused administrator who is exploring proof-of-concept in building a culture of engaged global citizenship as a foundational element of learning and being.

Any educator is interested in becoming part of this community, learning alongside and contributing to this meaningful work in designing hubs and networks of engaged student leadership, changemaking, global citizenship, and education for sustainable development.
Steve Sostak
Following 15 years teaching elementary and middle school in the US, Peru, Malaysia, and China, Steve now specializes in embedding empathy, sustainable development, civic literacies, media, and engaged global citizenship into whole schools, libraries, classrooms, and student-centered learning experiences.

As director of Inspire Citizens, he has years of international experience with diverse communities, environments, and curricula where he co-creates strategic initiatives, projects, and learning design. All of Steve's work challenges his learning cohorts to explore and integrate compassion, future trends, wellbeing, civics, and interdisciplinary skills for shaping a better education system and world.
Ivy Yan
Ivy is a sought-after educational designer and facilitator based in Shanghai and Beijing. Advocating for happiness and wellbeing of human and nature as a whole, she works with schools and businesses on strategic consulting, leadership retreats, competency building, student-facing experiential programs and educator coaching.

She believes in holistic and progressive education through the heart, hands and head that is rooted in self-care, care for others and care for nature. A natural cross-pollinator who draws inspirations from her diverse trainings and experiences, she integrates deep ecology, traditional wisdom with design and innovation, futures thinking, and media studies in her work.
Frankfurt International School
Rudolf-Dietz-Str. 14
65207 Wiesbaden, Germany

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 4th November 2022
USD 650 Per Participant Closing date 15th October 2022
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, lunch and coffee breaks.
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