4: Quality Education
Children’s Story Project
You are a part of a global effort to increase access to education and empower students through “open pedagogy.” Open pedagogy is a “free access” educational practice that places you – the student – at the center of your own learning process in a more engaging, collaborative learning environment. The ultimate purpose of this effort is to achieve greater social justice in our community in which the work can be freely shared with the broader community. This is a renewable assignment that is designed to enable you to become an agent of change in your community through the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this work, you will integrate the disciplines of Spanish; Language and Culture to achieve SDG #04: Quality Education; #4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to free quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
For evaluation 3 – Unit 7 you will use the material learned in Span 1101 and create a children’s story in Spanish that can contribute to local school/public library children language literacy programs. KPU Spanish collaborates with the Gilford Public Library language literacy program Spanish Storytime / Hora del Cuento en Español where children from kindergarten to third grade learn Spanish through stories, songs, rhymes and fun activities at no cost. Your children’s story can be part of the children’s story collections for this program! In addition, by creating a children’s story in Spanish you are contributing to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 Quality Education which aims to ensure access to quality early childhood development and free and equitable education for girls and boys.
The Spanish Faculty team at KPU is committed to open pedagogies and believe that students can be part of the teaching process by empowering others and by participating in the co-creation of knowledge through open education. We want your children’s story creation to be a renewable project that can continue having value to you and others after Span 1101 is over. If you are interested in keeping your story, reuse it, revise it, and share it with others, you can explore Open Creative Common Licenses which let you retain ownership of your story, while freely allowing others to use, share, and remix it without requiring you to give up the rights (copyright) automatically granted to you for your creation. Please contact your instructor should you wish to register your children’s story with Creative Common Licenses. Children literacy programs like Hora del Cuento en Español and others will be able to enrich and continue with their work through your story.