Course Syllabus


Teaching STEM with the Sustainable Development Goals

How do we foster curiosity, develop problem-solving skills and bring STEM to life for our students? During this self-paced course, you will discover how to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to spark STEM learning in your class. Through a series of interactive and reflective activities, you will discover how educators across Canada use the SDGs to support student learning and identify connections to your curricula. You will also explore ready-to-use resources to introduce SDGs in the classroom.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. describe the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance in STEM education; 
  2. identify curriculum connections to the SDGs; and 
  3. explore resources to help introduce SDGs in the classroom.


This is a self-paced course. To obtain your completion badge for this course you will have to complete a self-reflection.

Grade Level

This course is suitable for educators teaching Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Estimate Duration

This course should take you 45-60 minutes to complete.

Earn your badge 

You will have to complete a self-reflection to receive your digital badge. This badge can be added to your professional portfolio. Completion of this course counts towards the requirements for the Learning Pathway: STEM Cross-Curricular Learning.

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