TWB_4_Teachers

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A presentation for the teachers of the English Montreal School Board in late October, 2008.

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TWB_4_Teachers

  1. 1. Teachers www.twbcanada.org / Without Borders
  2. 2. “ When you shake another’s hand, that is the time you truly feel your own.” - Martin Buber
  3. 3. <ul><li>At 59 million, teachers are the largest professionally-trained group in the world </li></ul>100 million children do not go to school, 66% - girls 850 million illiterate adults HIV-AIDS infections, domestic violence, the sex trade, military gangs are dominated by the undereducated … and the key to social and economic development
  4. 4. Cape Town Naivasha, Laikipia Districts TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
  5. 5. TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08 <ul><li>South Africa - 3 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Team of 5 Canadian teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment with Khanya and Edunova </li></ul><ul><li>Two sets of workshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up visits </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Kenya: 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment with District Educator Officers (2 districts), Kenya Institute of Education and Canada High Commission (CIDA), partnering NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Two sets of workshops (Secondary, Elem) for teachers of English, math, and science </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up visits to schools in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to school facilities with special needs </li></ul><ul><li>Report of recommendations made to KIE </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of Kenyan teachers to lead workshops next year </li></ul>TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
  7. 15. Profiles Fezeka High School Thananga Ng’anga Teacher at Miti Mingi High School John Michuri Principal of Tigithi Sec. Paul Mwaniki, CTC
  8. 16. Partnering NGOs www.edunova.org www.olpejetaconservancy.org www.educationwithoutborders.ca
  9. 17. Ways to Participate <ul><li>Join Teachers Without Borders Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor a bursary for a student </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate a class-to-class project </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor a teacher to go abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in an online mentoring relationship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread the word! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 18. twbcanada.ning.com/
  11. 19. Students from Montréal, Canada
  12. 20. Loise Girls School: where the XOs will be sent Tigithi Secondary School Nanyuki, Kenya
  13. 21. Online Spaces to find us www.youtube.com/TWBCanada twbcanada.ning.com/ www.teacherswithoutborders.org / www.twbcanada.org /
  14. 22. TWB Canada’s Youtube channel
  15. 23. Sharon Peters, TWB Quebec Provincial Contact: [email_address]

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