6 Social is experiential (hands-on) learning for educators & students, leveraging technology to create solutions for issues you care about.
There are 4 modules, with 3 weeks in each module, delivered over the 2017 / 2018 school year, online, with support, as you facilitate what you are learning with your students. This is your opportunity to build and connect to a community of educators across Canada who care about the issues that you do and want to effect change.
Week of Nov 6-20, 2017
In order to implement an effective solution, you must first dive deep into the problem. We will brainstorm problems and issues that are happening in your community; from poverty to education to health & wellness. What do you care about? Are other problems caused by this problem? Who does the problem effect? This is your opportunity to brainstorm, connect with others and receive tools to use in your classroom to honour the students' voice.
Week of Feb 5-19, 2017
Before we decide on the solution, we must first discover and investigate the current solutions that address the problem(s). What works? What doesn't? Identify the gaps and make recommendations. Are there current solutions that exist that need to make some slight changes or do new solutions need to be created? Through this discovery we will then do an Ideation Solution Session.
Week of March 5 to 26, 2018 (excluding March Break)
You will feel confident and excited to begin building and prototyping your solution for some of the worlds' most pressing issues. We will collaborate to model how to investigate & validate your assumptions by asking questions, getting feedback and making sure you are spending your time and energy effectively. Get creative, with a variety of tools, brainstorm and connect with others to begin creating something incredible!
Week of April 2 to 16, 2018
It's time to start sharing your solution through a storytelling tool. We will create an an easy to use animation tool and video. It takes a community to make an idea a reality and to continue building your solution. Together, we will host an Online Community Showcase, where you have the opportunity to inspire others by showcasing your solutions to gain support, mentorship and launch your idea.
What will 6 Social look like in Your Classroom?
What Will You Create?
We are giving you free access & training to some of the coolest tech tools, what social issues will you solve?
We have re-imagined technology to provide interactive, sharing & actionable learning. During this program you will have access to interactive technology, easy to use web based tools & connecting educators across North America through an online community.
Technology may include but is not limited too: Zoom (interactive communication & conferencing tool), Group Map, MindMeister, Slack, Twitter #edchats, Poll Maker & PowToon.
Why collaborate with 6 Social?
From experts to brainstorming, 6 Social is a platform for community engagement in technology, social entrepreneurship, education and community development.
You have the opportunity to brainstorm, collaborate and use some of the coolest technology to create solutions that really matter to you.
6 Social is filled with experiential learning, we are talking hands on learning that you will continue to use in your day to day life and keep working towards solutions.
The 6 C's of Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Creativity & Imagination
Inclusive Education: Use of Technology.
This video documents some of the comments from roundtable participants about inclusive education and technology.
6 Social is a collective of collaborative organizations who are committed to activating youth voices in education, businesses, nonprofits and the community.
Learning Through the Arts, the Royal Conservatory of Music's social innovation arm, provides opportunities for youth to develop creative thinking and digital story telling skills with a strong educational foundation.