SUNY COIL Global Commons Showcase

SUNY COIL Global Commons Showcase

Through this innovative pilot series, students from across SUNY are immersing themselves in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and applying digital storytelling skills to collaborate with global partners. We invite our students to share their projects and stories, as we celebrate their work and potential for global impact.

Building the Global Commons

The Global Commons courses would not have been possible without support from many different groups. A groups of Curriculum Developers created content for covering both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Storytelling modules. The Program Facilitators guided students through the curriculum, helping them navigate the various possible pathways. The NGO Partners provided on the ground experiences for the students through specific needs of each group. Click through the links below to meet some of the people and organizations who were a part of this experience.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all United Nations Member States, are part of an interconnected strategy to build a better world for all people on our planet by 2030. Many challenges to achieving the sustainable development of our world are faced by people everywhere, regardless of political boundaries, so the efforts must be truly collaborative and involve partnerships across the globe.The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations are a systematic plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030.

How it Works for Students

Students will learn about one of six selected sustainable development goals (SDGs) and how community based and nonprofit organizations around the world are taking action towards achieving this goal. Students will gain skills in storytelling, intercultural communications, and collaborative project development by telling the story of one of these partner organizations through the framework of one of the SDGs. Partner organizations around the world will work with groups of students to develop these stories, and receive use of the final products. Coursework on intercultural storytelling and international perspectives on the selected SDG will provide concepts and knowledge that students will apply to the development and execution of their projects. Check out the SUNY COIL Global Commons Program page for more information.

How to Contribute

For details on The Global Commons Showcase project check out the Overview page.
Students, for instructions on creating and sharing your projects check the Reflections area in your Global Commons course.

To begin posting entries on this site, click the Share Your Project button below. You will be directed to login with your SUNY Oneonta Credentials. After logging in, you will be redirected to an area where you can write your post.