Georgia Tech aims to produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to making a positive difference in their communities, their organizations, and the world. To achieve this mission, CTL, the Undergraduate Sustainability Education Committee, and the Center for Sustainable Communities Research and Education (SCoRE) support transformative sustainability and SDG course integration, including community-engaged learning. Learn more about the work of CTL, the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, and other partners to bring community-engaged sustainability and the SDGs into Georgia Tech courses through this brief history.United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

NEW Teaching Tools!

Interested in incorporating social change strategies into your sustainability/SDG teaching? Try out these new teaching tools:

Winning Change on Campus: The Case of Georgia Tech's Special Institutional Fee (case study that introduces students to principles of effective campus advocacy; can be completed in one class period)

Building Power for Social Change: An Introductory Video for Students Across Disciplines (includes a 15 min. video that introduces students to collective action principles and practices)


For one-on-one support designing instructional strategies that integrate sustainability and the SDGs, contact Dr. Rebecca Watts Hull, Assistant Director, Faculty Development for Sustainability Education Initiatives with CTL:

For one-on-one support identifying and engaging community partners, contact Dr. Ruthie Yow, Associate Director for SCoRE:

Online Resources, Instructor Guides and Worksheets for Teaching with the SDGs

Browse through United Nations and other online resources that support sustainability and SDG teaching. Engage with worksheets and other materials that introduce instructors to the SDGs and Education for Sustainable Development. Review models and complete templates for developing SDG-related student learning outcomes. Explore examples and resources that will help you design SDG-aligned units, student projects, and learning activities.

Online Teaching Toolkit

Browse through Georgia Tech's SLS Teaching Toolkit, which includes these tools:

Communities of Practice for Faculty

CTL and partners facilitate two Communities of Practice supporting instructors who are teaching with the SDGs, one internal to Georgia Tech and a second that is open to all Georgia college instructors.

GT Community of Practice on Transformative Teaching with the SDGs: This group of Georgia Tech faculty meets regularly (every 2-3 weeks) for cross-disciplinary peer learning and collaborative initiatives that advance sustainability and SDG teaching and learning at Georgia Tech.

Multi-Institutional Community of Practice on College Teaching with the SDGs: Associated with the RCE Greater Atlanta, this Georgia-wide group with faculty from 6+ colleges and universities meets twice each semester (Fall and Spring) for presentations and discussions on a particular aspect of SDG teaching.

Transformative Teaching & Learning, HIPs, and the SDGs

Georgia Tech’s Institute Strategic Plan (ISP) commits to “providing all students with transformative learning experiences to grow as creative, ethical, globally aware, technologically sophisticated leaders who can define and solve problems to improve the human condition”. Explore the intersections of transformative teaching and learning, teaching with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and High Impact Practices, or HIPs.