RCE Borderlands Mexico-USA - 2018

PUBLISHED 7: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Teachers' Resource Book

Location

Mexico
MX
Basic Information
Title of project : 
PUBLISHED 7: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Teachers' Resource Book
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Borderlands México-USA
Contributing organization(s) : 
° Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
° Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
° Living Lab/Centro de Diálogo y Transformación Inc.
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Mtro. Luis Alberto Fierro Ramírez, Honorable Rector
Organizational Affiliation: 
Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
Name: 
Dr. Armando Villanueva Ledezma, Director
Organizational Affiliation: 
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Name: 
Prof. Dr. Carolina López C.
Organizational Affiliation: 
Living Lab/Centro de Diálogo y Transformación Inc.
Format of project: 
Book
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Additional resources: 
There are multiple sources cited in every one of the seventeen chapters comprising the book.

Each chapter is dedicated to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Kindly find the book by opening the following link: http://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/sites/default/files/Libro%20Living%20Lab%20ONU%20Junio.pdf
Agenda 2030
At what level is the policy operating?: 
International
Geographical & Education Information
Country: 
Mexico
Location(s): 
The book was written, edited and designed in Chihuahua, México. However we are honored to have it placed on the RCE website as a way of making it available for teachers worldwide for instruction concerning the SDGs.
Address of focal point institution for project: 
° Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Rúa de las Humanidades. Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
° Priv. de Encino 1905-2, Col. Granjas. Chihuahua, Chih. 31100 México
Ecosystem(s):

The book covers all of the SDGs
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Chihuahua state in México has sub-ecosystems ranging from the Rocky Mountains coniferous forest, to high meadowlands, to high deserts.

The book, however, is intended for use by teachers worldwide who wish to provide activities and instruction concerning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
The primary challenges that the book hopes to address concern instilling awareness, knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviours among individuals and communities designed to help usher in a true era of sustainability, and of human and environmental wellbeing.
Contents
Status: 
Completed
Period: 
January, 2017
Rationale: 
° This book has been created as a tool for providing materials, activities and knowledge concerning the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

° Writing this book has taught its Young Authors many important lessons, such as:
-- They are amazed and pleased with themselves for having completed the arduous task of writing and re-submitting the book for fourteen rounds of revision.
-- They have learned that tenacity and hard work lead to excellence
-- They have discovered their own capabilities beyond their expectations
-- They have realized that if they dare to 'think big,' they can achieve things much beyond the ordinary
-- They have improved their English skills in the process of writing and revising the book. Please note that every one of the Young Authors is a native speaker of the Spanish language.
-- Their self-confidence and pride in their achievement have grown immensely through this process.
-- They have become 'young authorities' in the Sustainable Development Goals
-- They have come to love and to gain- hopefully- a lifelong commitment to sustainable development for their communities, for the country and the planet.
Objectives: 
Global Objectives
° To create a tool for providing materials, activities and knowledge concerning the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
° To make the book available free of charge to people wishing to teach about the Sustainable Development Goals anywhere on the planet.

Objective concerning our student writers:

The Young Authors will:
° Be amazed and pleased with themselves for having completed the arduous task of writing and re-submitting the book for fourteen rounds of revision.
° Learn that tenacity and hard work lead to excellence
° Discover their own capabilities beyond their expectations
° Realize that if they dare to 'think big,' they can achieve things much beyond the ordinary
° Improve their English skills in the process of writing and revising the book.
° Gain self-confidence and a sense of pride in their achievement through this process.
° Be recognized as 'young authorities' in the Sustainable Development Goals
° Come to love and to gain- hopefully- a lifelong commitment to sustainable development for their communities, for the country and the planet.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
By the end of this arduous task, the students were tired yet very exhilarated by the fact that they had been able to publish such a piece of work.

The fact the that the RCE Program cared enough to invite RCE BMU Youth Coordinator Ramón Hernández to present the book in Japan humbled and excited our Young Authors-- several of whom had very limited experiences beyond Northern México or, at best, maybe having travelled to some part of the United States.

The gracious acceptance of the book by the RCE program, allowing us to place the honorable RCE logos on their book, and the placing of their work on the RCE website as a contribution to Sustainability Education worldwide have been experiences that have transformed these talented young people for the good for the rest of their lives. Our Young Authors have grown boundlessly as a result of the SDG Teachers' Resource Book project.

Thank you RCE, for honoring our kids and their great efforts!
Size of academic audience: 
Learners directly involved in the project- around twenty. Audience who we hope will make use of the book: Countless
Results: 
° Our Young Authors created a book on the SDGs titled United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Teachers' Resource Book.
° The students learned a great deal and grew boundlessly as human beings through this process.
° The book has been made available to users around the world, as UNU-IAS has graciously placed it on the RCE website.
Lessons learned: 
The students learned that excellence in writing requires tenacity, critique and re-drafting. They have grown by understanding that their limits are boundless if they dare to aim high and to put their very best efforts into their work.

Opportunities- RCE BMU is planning to launch a Spanish language Teachers' Resource Book for the SDGs in early 2019. The upcoming book will not be a translation of the English-language original; rather, it is to grow organically from the Spanish-speaking milieu, and to make use of ESD materials available in the Spanish language.

If UNU-IAS and the RCE Program are in agreement, RCE BMU staff would be honored to help spearhead an effort to create SDGs Teachers' Resource Books in all the official UN languages, and in local languages as needed.
Key messages: 
It would be extremely valuable to create SDGs Teachers Resource Books in all the UN languages and in others as needed.

The task is arduous, but our youth are up to it, as long as they have professional editors willing to journey with them, and to help them 'grow into it' and to be ultimately successful as Young Authors for the SDGs.

Our youth are forever transformed for the good through participation and completion of this task. Their end product is highly valuable when it is made available to users worldwide through the RCE website.

Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Since the book is about the SDGs, we feel that it is fairly well linked to RCE tasks and to the RCE mission in general.
Funding: 
° Secretaría de Educación Pública- México.
° PRODEP. Gobierno de México.
° The pocket of Prof. Dr. Carolina López C.

Pictures:

File Name Caption for picture Photo Credit
Image icon Portada. Libro ONU.jpg (78.64 KB) Front cover of the book Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 2. Interior 1 con logos. 27-4-18.jpg (63.18 KB) Interior 1 with logos Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 3. Hoja legal. 27-4-18.jpg (90.92 KB) Legal credits & ISBN Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 4. Biodatos 1. 27-4-18.jpg (115.46 KB) Biodata 1 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 5. Biodatos 2. 27-4-18.jpg (124.29 KB) Biodata 2 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 6. Biodatos 3. 27-4-18.jpg (107.51 KB) Biodata 3 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 7. Biodatos 4. 27-4-18.jpg (88.92 KB) Biodata 4 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 8. Biodatos 5. 27-4-18.jpg (70.79 KB) Biodata 5 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 9. Biodatos 6. 27-4-18.jpg (76.85 KB) Biodata 6 Lic. Rosa María Hernández
Image icon 10. Contraportada. 27-4-18.jpg (191.08 KB) Back Cover Lic. Rosa María Hernández
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
Direct
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Direct
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Direct
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Direct
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
Direct
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Direct
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
Direct
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Direct
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
Direct
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Direct
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Direct
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Direct
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Direct
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Direct
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Direct
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Indirect
Traditional Knowledge  
Indirect
Agriculture 
Indirect
Arts 
Indirect
Curriculum Development 
Direct
Ecotourism 
Indirect
Forests/Trees 
Indirect
Plants & Animals 
Indirect
Waste 
Indirect
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Indirect