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Bringing SDGs into Classrooms through RCE Partnerships

Bringing SDGs into Classrooms through RCE Partnerships
Case Study Presentation
Mr. William Gary Cocke, RCE North Texas
8th Americas Regional Meeting
23-25 September, 2019, Burlington, USA

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Bringing SDGs into Classrooms through RCE Partnerships

  1. 1. Bringing SDGs Into Classrooms through RCE Partnerships
  2. 2. Hello! – We are… Gary Cocke Director of Sustainability, UT Dallas Meghna Tare Chief Sustainability Officer UT Arlington 2
  3. 3. RCE North Texas SDG # 11 Sustainable Cities and COmmunities SDG #3 Good Health and Well Being SDG #4 Quality Education 3
  4. 4. 4 Approval Feb 7, 2019 Final Application Submitted Sept 30, 2018 Draft Application Submitted April 30, 2018 2nd Stakeholder Meeting April 10, 2018 Vision, Mission, Objectives and Goals 1st Stakeholder Meeting March 1, 2018 Selection of SDGs and SWOT Timeline of RCE North Texas
  5. 5. “Universities are educating students on issues related to sustainability and energizing students that want to create change, but we don’t teach them how. 5
  6. 6. Funded by Quantum Leap Grant – focused on community engaged learning and student sense of place. New course University Core – 3 Credits UNIV 3310 Sustainability Leadership and Global Impact Weekly lectures on SDGs - Targets, Indicators, Progress, Future Work, Highlighted Projects - Facilitated Article Discussions - Collaborative Project Development . 6
  7. 7. 7 Public Sector Dallas Plano Denton Lewisville DART Federal Reserve EPA Council of Governments Education UTD UTA DCCCD UNT HSC UNT SMU Texas A&M Extension Desoto ISD Wylie ISD UT Southwestern Industry Toyota Schneider Electric BNSF Lennox International DFW Airport Earth X State Fair of Texas Interface Meraki Design RPS Trademark YPO Mag Collective Parkland Hospital Non Profit Blue Zones Dallas 2030 350 Dallas North Texas Food Bank Tarrant Area Food Bank Texas Trees Foundation Women In the Environment Nature Conservancy Climate Reality
  8. 8. Food Waste Project ▫ Guest Speakers – EPA, Wylie ISD, UT Dallas Dining ▫ Site Visit ▫ Facilitated Research – Running Slide Deck on Food Recovery Hierarchy ▫ Collaborative Brainstorming In Class ▫ Proposal Development ◦ Problem Statement and justification ◦ Implementation Plan ◦ Budget ◦ Stakeholders ◦ Metrics ▫ Written Proposal ▫ Presentation 8
  9. 9. Next Steps 9 Partner with Dallas for Spring 2020 Leverage this model for more community engaged courses at UTD and regional Universities utilizing RCE. Adapt SDG curriculum for larger enrollment course Grow Sustainability Service Program and Engage RCE Stakeholders Expand K-12 sustainability curriculum through RCE stakeholder resources
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  11. 11. Thanks! Any questions? You can find us at… 11