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  • 5 hours west of the capital Accra45 minutes west of the ‘Oil City’ TakoradiJust minutes from the offshore oil wells by helicopter
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    2. 2. What is Teach on the Beach?<br />Teach on the Beach is a sustainable social enterpriseofembedded adventurous volunteersfrom the United States in theGhana education system throughpartnerships with government schools and our owninnovative after school programs.<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    3. 3. The Founders<br />Aaron Adler<br /><ul><li>Started work in Ghana in 2003 with Ali
    4. 4. Created NewsHour in 2007
    5. 5. Based in Toledo, OH</li></ul>Alison Van Essendelft<br />- Got Aaron off campus and teaching<br /> - Currently teaching in the Bronx<br /> - Foundation for our teaching efforts<br /> - Based in New York, NY<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    6. 6. The Team<br />Aankit Patel<br /><ul><li>4 years in online marketing
    7. 7. Taught for 6 months in Ghana (‘09-’10)
    8. 8. Got a question? Call me.</li></ul>Noah Hebert<br />- 6 years in online brand management<br /> - Currently at LSU Flores School of Business<br /> - Hasn’t been to Ghana yet<br /> - Our objective eye and ‘translator’<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    9. 9. The Team (cont’d)<br />Sarah Riczo<br /><ul><li>Joined team in Ghana in 2010
    10. 10. Focused on volunteer programs
    11. 11. Masters in Non-profit management</li></ul>Jacob Janin<br /> - Volunteer Intern Staffer<br /> - 2011 Summer Session Director<br /> - Plans to run Teach on the Beach Ghana<br /> soon so we can expand<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    12. 12. Vision<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />We believe education is the key to alleviating the poverty and corruption that often plagues the developing world. <br />We envision children of developing countries empowered with creativity, compassion, and courage solving the biggest problems facing their communities and creating a peaceful and prosperous future.<br />
    13. 13. Our Approach<br />Everything is a learning experience<br />Children need new people, places and things to better comprehend their world<br />They are responsible for their country and their people<br />“We are one”<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    14. 14. Who We Teach<br />Ages 6-18, 50/50 Boys and Girls<br />Students from across Ghana<br />Provide room & board for highly motivated, impoverished youth<br />Local Students who demonstrate a passion for learning<br />Our Busua Beach community <br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    15. 15. …On the Beach<br />Busua Beach, Ghana<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    16. 16. Sustained by Volunteers<br />We call it…edu-tourism.<br />We offer low cost, flexible volunteer packages with a microcosm experience:<br />Teach in our partner schools<br />Mentor sponsored students<br />Build community relationships<br />Document and share experiences<br />Pass the torch to the next volunteer<br />Go to: <br />http://teachonthebeach.org/travel<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    17. 17. Volunteers Wanted<br />Success of Teach on the Beach = Volunteer Mentors<br />Weekly Volunteer duties include:<br />7am – 9pm every weekday<br />12 hours in the classroom<br />15 hours after school mentoring<br />Saturday enrichment programs <br />team sports, computer classes, reading club, etc.<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    18. 18. Intern with us and…<br />Experience Ghana. Organize and lead an educational excursion to a historical or ecological site with sponsored students. <br />Meet Global Citizens. King of the Western Region of Ghana , members of parliament such as the former Defense Minister, UN election observers, UNDP staffers on the ground, Peace Corps country directors, and more.<br />Develop Programs and relationships so that the next intern can continue your work for the next and the next. <br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    19. 19. Our Programs<br />Busua Primary School<br />Teaching is in short supply, we try to fulfill the demand <br />Befriend, help and encourage teachers<br />Lead students from school to after school programs<br />After School<br />We have story books, textbooks, computers, art supplies<br />Volunteers teach our students to teach other students<br />NewsHour<br />We’re gonna need a bigger slide<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    20. 20. NewsHour Past<br />Started in 2007 when Aaron Adler was working in an orphanage in the forest region of Ghana<br />Aaron invited the older children in the orphanage to watch the news with him and other volunteers, and then asked them to talk about it<br />To ensure participation, he had to create a safe, accepting, and casual environment<br />i.e. Adults help steer the conversation, but don’t interject their opinions!<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    21. 21. NewsHour Present<br />The safe environment helped the program grow and grab the interest of the children<br />Today, many of the same students are still doing NewsHour daily, improving listening, note-taking, speaking and writing abilities<br />NewsHour is now a weekly program at:<br />Bishop Luers High School in Ft Wayne, IN<br />Seaholm High School in Birmingham, MI<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    22. 22. NewsHour Future<br />NewsHour Worldwide!<br />Young people talking to each other across the globe<br />Sharing opinions on international news<br />Informing each other about important local news <br />Go to: http://teachonthebeach.org/newshour<br />Facebook Group<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    23. 23. Let’s Start NewsHour!<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    24. 24. Benefits for Interns<br />Acquire and improve important skills:<br />Verbal communication & empathy<br />Learn how to teach and manage change<br />Understanding and adapting to a new culture<br />Gain experience in international development <br />Ground up approach<br />Meaning/purpose of development<br />How can it be done successfully<br />What part does education play<br />Build a cultural connection through cooperative learning, volunteers and students learn together<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    25. 25. Sponsored Students<br />Striving for personal goals<br />Academic Achievement<br />Supporting the Program<br />Serving the Community<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    26. 26. Internships Available<br />Qualified undergrads and graduates will participate, lead and assess teaching programs and get first hand experience growing a grassroots organization in a developing country<br /><ul><li>Teaching in our specialized after school programs,
    27. 27. Mentoring our sponsored students
    28. 28. Collaborating with staff to assess our impact
    29. 29. Exploring ways to increase the penetration and reach of our programs
    30. 30. Piloting your own development initiative with our team of sponsored students
    31. 31. Collaborating with expats, Peace Corps volunteers, and other NGOs to help increase our impact.</li></ul>www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    32. 32. Mission<br />Teach on the Beach serves to encourage learning and create a brighter future for the children of Ghana, their country and the World by:<br /> 1. Sponsoring a select group of disadvantaged students to become agents of change.<br /> 2. Bringing volunteers from diverse backgrounds to advise, mentor, and aide in providing a broad education.<br />We work closely with local communities and schools to enhance the effectiveness of our sponsorship program, but ultimately our goal is for our students and volunteers to teach, mentor, and challenge their compatriots..<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    33. 33. We are an educational support center providing local students with:<br />International volunteer mentors<br />Education sponsorships<br />English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Computer enrichment programs<br />Tutoring for youngest children in native tongue<br />Community support by promoting educational goals with local, district and regional government<br />Encourage in-class learning opportunities by placing volunteer teachers and providing supplies<br />Who We Are<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    34. 34. Challenges We Face<br />Local Schools<br />Unorganized, overcrowded & poorly run<br />Absent or rotating teachers<br />Rote/mechanical learning in classroom<br />Outdated or lack of materials<br />Rigid standardized testing primary through senior secondary<br />Cultural Issues<br />Village life leads to Tunnel Vision<br />Limited educational expectations<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    35. 35. Guiding Principles <br />Understanding the dynamic relationship of people in interaction with their environments serves as the centerpiece of the curriculum.<br />We strive to foster children's development in the broadest sense by providing diverse opportunities for physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth. <br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    36. 36. Our Approach<br />Everything is a learning experience<br />Diverse experiences => Objective view on the world<br />Support local schools with volunteers and supplies<br />Sponsor students who excel in our after school programs<br />High standards of performance<br />Encourage them to be agents of change<br />Keep kids learning until dinner time with interactive after school programs led by sponsored students and volunteers<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    37. 37. Our Curriculum<br />Hybrid standards<br />Ghana Education Service (GES) standards <br />Teach on the Beach Standards<br />Rigorous curriculum through real life application<br />Non-traditional<br />Driven by the children’s interests and abilities<br />Absorb, manipulate, and apply learning <br />NewsHour (video)<br />Math approach<br />Imported knowledge<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    38. 38. Our Programs <br />NewsHour<br />Summary with individual reaction, opinion, and reflection<br />Connection with students around the world (Facebook group)<br />Open discussion and debate on issues => open thought and discussion of each others ideas<br />Primary and JSS After school<br />Peer tutoring<br />Volunteers teaching using our approach<br />Provide learning materials to create new experiences<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    39. 39. Our Programs (cont’d)<br />Weekend Computer Classes – provide computers, software, internet and guided exploration<br />Current computer classes taught on chalkboard<br />Sports & Games – American Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Board Games, Card Games etc.<br />Team building, self confidence, problem solving skills<br />Cultural expansion, connection to our visitors<br />
    40. 40. What We Need<br />Funding for Sponsorship Program<br />Volunteers<br />Community development<br />Teachers<br />Mentors (Big Brother/Sister)<br />Computers & Satellite Internet<br />Primary and Young Adult Books (English)<br />Media (Software, Movies, Music)<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    41. 41. Volunteers Wanted<br />Success of Teach on the Beach = Volunteer Mentors<br /> Volunteer duties include:<br />Discipline & Determination: 7am – 9pm every weekday<br />Teach 35 hours Monday to Friday<br />50/50 classroom aide and extra curricular programs<br />Participate in Saturday enrichment programs <br />team sports, computer classes, reading club, etc.<br />Organize and lead an educational excursion to a historical or ecological site with Teach on the Beach sponsored students<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    42. 42. Benefits for Volunteer<br />Acquire and improve important skills:<br />Verbal communication & empathy<br />Learn how to teach and manage change<br />Understanding and adapting to a new culture<br />Gain experience in international development <br />Ground up approach<br />Meaning/purpose of development<br />How can it be done successfully<br />What part does education play<br />Build a cultural connection through cooperative learning, volunteers and students learn together<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    43. 43. Sarah Riczo<br />440.610.0141<br />sarah@teachonthebeach.org<br />Contact:<br />Aankit Patel:<br />917.834.1225<br />aankit@teachonthebeach.org<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    44. 44. Appendix 1:Weekday Schedule<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />
    45. 45. Appendix 2: Guiding Theories<br />John Dewey, Educational Experience<br />Bank Street<br />Howard Gardner, The Theory of Multiple Intelligences<br />‘Why are the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria’<br />Utilize, manipulate, relay information or method<br />Expectations are set by the children and then carried out by the children<br />‘The having of wonderful ideas’ – Eleanor Duckworth<br />www.teachonthebeach.org<br />

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