What are the Sustainable Development Goals?


Our Team employs technology to advance cross-cultural collaboration, project-based learning, and issues-oriented storytelling–all linked explicitly to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

MapWorks Learning - Andy Long

Andy Long

Chief of Learning
MapWorks Learning - Chris Dubia

Chris Dubia

Chief of Innovation
MapWorks Learning - Kent Lewis

Kent Lewis

Chief of Strategy

Helene Theros

Chief of Communications


MapWorks Learning Advisor - Marshall (Mike) S. Smith

Marshall (Mike) S. Smith

Senior Advisor
Former Dean, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

Senior Advisor
Associate Dean, Open Learning & Executive Director Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Aaron Huslage

Aaron Huslage

Emerging Technology
Aaron is an open source hardware designer, open source software contributor, and entrepreneur.
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Alan Mather

Alan Mather

Chief Officer for Career and College Success, Chicago Public Schools. Alan is a decorated educator who received the first-ever Stanley C. Golder “Golden Apple” Award for outstanding principals in Chicago.
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin

Science and Math
Dan is a science and math educator, an environmentalist, and expert in project-based learning.
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Jennifer Geist

Jennifer Geist

Jennifer is a global education program designer, curriculum curator, project based learning coach, collaboration mentor, and master of storytelling.
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Lola Fatoyinbo

Lola Fatoyinbo

Biospheric Sciences
Lola is a scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. Lola is the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
MapWorks Learning Advisor - Veronica Boix Mansilla

Veronica Boix Mansilla

Global Competency
Veronica is a Principal Investigator and Steering Committee member at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she leads the IdGlobal Project and chairs the Future of Learning Institute.


Resources for Being a Human: Homo Sapiens—the Storytelling Animal

What distinguishes human beings from the millions of other animal species on Earth, including the 5,000+ mammal species and 200 hundred or so primate species? Many traits once believed to belong to humans alone, such as language, complex social organization, and warfare, have been found elsewhere in the animal kingdom. But we alone write books, make movies---tell stories. And we alone do science. And aren’t storytelling and science related? In both, we imagine things about the world and develop a narrative that is coherent, consistent, and explanatory. Today our technology allows all of us to become instant authors and film directors. We can tell our stories to people all around the world—and we can find stories from people all around the world. But storytelling is an art—even when the story is about science. Here are some resources that will help you learn the art of science and storytelling.

Mapping the Mangroves Wireless Temperature Sensor

Mangroves are very sensitive to changes in temperature over time. We want to measure the air and water temperature around mangrove trees to better understand this correlation. This tutorial will show you how to assemble the Mapping The Mangroves Wireless Temperature Sensor. To Learn more about Mapping the Mangroves by MapWorks Learning, Visit Mapping the Mangroves

Mapping the Mangroves by MapWorks Learning

The Mangrove Mapping Curricula strives to provide opportunities for students to learn about and explore mangroves and their ecosystems. Through this process it is hoped that students develop and understanding and appreciation for mangroves and the role they play in a healthy environment. To Learn more about Mapping the Mangroves by MapWorks Learning, Visit Mapping the Mangroves

Pixar in a Box | Partner content | Khan Academy

Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how Pixar artists do their jobs. You will be able to animate bouncing balls, build a swarm of robots, and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn in school — math, science, computer science, and humanities — are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar. This collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy is sponsored by Disney.

YouthLearn ” Digital Storytelling

This curriculum was developed by the YouthLearn team for the Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program. AYV was a ten-year, philanthropic effort of the Adobe Foundation to increase creativity in education. The entire collection of curriculum and resources developed for the AYV program can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange – Youth Media.

Digital Storytelling Lesson Plans

More sites to help you find success in your classroom Rubric Maker Create custom rubrics for your classroom. Graphic Organizer Maker Create custom graphic organizers for your classroom. Pics4Learning A curated, copyright-friendly image library that is safe and free for education.

8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling – EdTechTeacher

Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling.

Teach Youth Radio: Storytelling Resources For Educators.

Free storytelling resources for educators from Youth Radio, NPR’s youth desk.

Circle of Stories | PBS

Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.

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