From Ideas to Reality: Teachers Without Borders Today’s Speaker: Dr. Fred Mednick , Founder, Teachers Without Borders Mode...
Dr. Fred Mednick  Founder, Teachers Without Borders
Hello!
What Do You See  Outside Your Window?
Brains are  evenly distributed  throughout the world What I  Learned
59 Million  Stories
Some ideas are simply  out of date
First Step:  Test the Idea “ Honey…I am going to the Middle-east… to discuss this with some guy I met on the Internet ”
Next Step:  Allow People to  Develop and Grow The Idea
2000:  An  Idea   2009:  A  Movement <ul><li>Teacher members active in  124 countries </li></ul><ul><li>30,000+  offline a...
What a Small Staff and an Army of Volunteers  Have Accomplished  <ul><li>Convened  conferences of teachers from regions in...
TWB  Flagship Programs <ul><li>Certificate of Teaching Mastery Five  free  professional development courses </li></ul><ul>...
Good Ideas  Turn Challenges into Opportunities
It’s Also About Dispelling  Myths …  that teachers don’t have time …  that teachers don’t share …  that teachers are confu...
Have There Been  Challenges? Sure…
These Challenges are  nothing compared to… <ul><li>The  121 million children  out of school </li></ul><ul><li>25,000  chil...
What’s  Next? <ul><li>Ensure that our free tools can reach  59 million+  so that  the rest of the world can benefit from g...
And, in the end, let’s  never forget… “ Hay una solo pedagogia – la  pedagogia del amor” “ There is only one  pedagogy – t...
<ul><li>To Learn More About Sharing Ideas, Visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.PassTheBall.com </li></ul>
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  1. 1. From Ideas to Reality: Teachers Without Borders Today’s Speaker: Dr. Fred Mednick , Founder, Teachers Without Borders Moderator: Jennifer Carole , Manager, Customer Marketing
  2. 2. Dr. Fred Mednick Founder, Teachers Without Borders
  3. 3. Hello!
  4. 4. What Do You See Outside Your Window?
  5. 5. Brains are evenly distributed throughout the world What I Learned
  6. 6. 59 Million Stories
  7. 7. Some ideas are simply out of date
  8. 8. First Step: Test the Idea “ Honey…I am going to the Middle-east… to discuss this with some guy I met on the Internet ”
  9. 9. Next Step: Allow People to Develop and Grow The Idea
  10. 10. 2000: An Idea 2009: A Movement <ul><li>Teacher members active in 124 countries </li></ul><ul><li>30,000+ offline and online members </li></ul><ul><li>A virtual university with over 50 free courses </li></ul><ul><li>The cost for teachers remains at $0 </li></ul>All you need is a small staff and an army of volunteers
  11. 11. What a Small Staff and an Army of Volunteers Have Accomplished <ul><li>Convened conferences of teachers from regions in conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Created a five-course Certificate of Teaching Mastery program </li></ul><ul><li>Established schools in displaced persons’ camps </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted HIV-AIDS workshops for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Opened Community Teaching and Learning Centers in prisons </li></ul><ul><li>Invented a program for teachers to reach U.N. goals </li></ul><ul><li>Developed 50+ free courses, regional networks, and action groups </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast a “Voice of Teachers” radio show reaching 5,000,000 p/week </li></ul><ul><li>Trained earthquake science to teachers in order that they may save lives </li></ul>
  12. 12. TWB Flagship Programs <ul><li>Certificate of Teaching Mastery Five free professional development courses </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences Often of teachers from regions in conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and Curriculum ( Also free ) to allow teachers to connect, create, and collaborate </li></ul>High-tech; high-touch; high-teach
  13. 13. Good Ideas Turn Challenges into Opportunities
  14. 14. It’s Also About Dispelling Myths … that teachers don’t have time … that teachers don’t share … that teachers are confused by technology
  15. 15. Have There Been Challenges? Sure…
  16. 16. These Challenges are nothing compared to… <ul><li>The 121 million children out of school </li></ul><ul><li>25,000 children die every day from preventable diseases </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 million more teachers needed – immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Zambia loses over 1,000 teachers to HIV/AIDS each year </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy in Norway is 100% vs. 21.8% in Burkina Faso </li></ul>
  17. 17. What’s Next? <ul><li>Ensure that our free tools can reach 59 million+ so that the rest of the world can benefit from global wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Create an online, transparent evaluation system so that communities can define success on their own terms </li></ul><ul><li>Be the world’s most generous and productive non-profit organization in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Prove that a focus on teachers builds world peace, economic development …and hope </li></ul>
  18. 18. And, in the end, let’s never forget… “ Hay una solo pedagogia – la pedagogia del amor” “ There is only one pedagogy – the pedagogy of love. ” Federico Mayor Former Director: UNESCO
  19. 19. <ul><li>To Learn More About Sharing Ideas, Visit: </li></ul><ul><li>www.PassTheBall.com </li></ul>

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