WAC Table Talk

HOW EXCITING! Your child’s World Affairs Challenge team has embarked on an educational journey that is leading them out of the classroom, out of Colorado, and into some of the farthest reaches of our planet. As they prepare for the World Affairs Challenge they will take a deep dive into some of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and they will be challenged to develop a ‘S.M.A.R.T.’ (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) solution to solve one of the planet’s biggest challenges in global equality. Here are some fun topics to bring to your family table:


Parents, your students may need your help as they prepare to present their solutions to a panel of expert judges at the World Affairs Challenge in Denver on March 14th, 2020 (save the date). Please consider engaging with your child in the following ways to help them prepare and to make their experience with WAC even more powerful:

  1. Visit the WAC website at www.worldaffairschallenge.org to learn more about how WAC is providing students with the 21st-century education that they will need to succeed in college and in life.

  2. Ask about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

  3. Ask about the specific problem that their team is attempting to solve (they'll have a good idea in October).

  4. Ask about the ‘SMART’ solution the teams are developing to solve the identified problem.

  5. Help your child study for the Global Awareness Quiz they'll take at the event by keeping them informed of major global current events. Share opinions about what's happening around the world  with your child.

  6. Share your connections and how to network with your child's team as they seek expert knowledge and experience from people who work in relevant fields to their project.

  7. Join your child's team as they take action in their local community either before or after the WAC competition.

  8. Join us for the WAC competition on March 14th, 2020 to see first-hand how your child is developing competencies in public speaking, collaborative problems solving, inquiry-based learning and cultural awareness.

Parents, let’s do this together! While they reach out of their comfort zones, your child's mind will be stretched, their perspectives broadened, and their voices heard. Please be part of the learning and part of the fun!

Want to get more involved with the World Affairs Challenge? WAC is seeking parents of our participants to advise the Board of Directors of the Center for Teaching International Relations on the experience and expansion of the WAC program.

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