How might we create a course that provides students with opportunities to design solutions to authentic, real-world problems? How might we emphasize student agency and incorporate the development of social-emotional learning competencies through an inquiry-based learning experience? These are driving questions we tackled when designing the new “Inquiring Minds” course in Kickemuit Middle School (RI). Join us to explore how the UN Global Goals can be used as a foundation for authentic, inquiry-based learning in the classroom. Participants will participate in thinking routines and design sprints, explore tools and platforms that amplify real-world learning experiences, and consider how this instructional model can be integrated across departments and throughout district schools.