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  1. 1. Professional Development Without Borders Sharon Peters wearejustlearning.pbwiki.com
  2. 2. Personal Learning Environments/Networks Who is responsible for your learning? Diagram: Dr. Alec Couros
  3. 5. <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. 6. TWB-Canada is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education.
  5. 7. Cape Town Naivasha, Laikipia Districts TWB Canada July-Aug ‘08
  6. 8. School2School Toolbox Please help me by suggesting resources and tools that would help you support a global classroom to classroom exchange! wearejustlearning.pbwiki.com
  7. 9. teacherswithoutborders.org International site
  8. 10. 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 Edunov a </li></ul><ul><li>Two sets of w orkshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up visits </li></ul>
  9. 11. TWB Canada July-Aug ‘09 <ul><li>South Africa - 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Team of 6-8 multinational teachers + SA teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering with Edunova, Khanya and others </li></ul><ul><li>Two sets of workshops for developing ICT skills in teachers in two townships </li></ul><ul><li>1 week of bootcamp workshops for admin leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up visits </li></ul>
  10. 15. <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
  11. 16. <ul><li>Kenya: 4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Two sets of workshops (Secondary, Elem) for teachers of English, math, and science in two districts with Kenyan teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 weeks of ICT training in West Kenya </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>TWB Canada July-Aug ‘09
  12. 22. Profiles Fezeka High School Thananga Ng’anga Teacher at Miti Mingi High School John Michuri Principal of Tigithi Sec. Paul Mwaniki, CTC
  13. 23. Partnering NGOs www.edunova.org www.olpejetaconservancy.org www.educationwithoutborders.ca
  14. 24. Ways to Participate <ul><li>Join Teachers Without Borders Canada </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><li>Spread the word! </li></ul>
  15. 25. twbcanada.ning.com/
  16. 26. Students from Montréal, Canada
  17. 27. Loise Girls School: where the XOs will be sent Nanyuki, Kenya
  18. 28. Online Spaces to find us www.youtube.com/TWBCanada twbcanada.ning.com/ www.teacherswithoutborders.org / www.twbcanada.org /
  19. 29. TWB Canada’s Youtube channel
  20. 30. Sharon Peters, TWB Quebec Provincial Contact: [email_address]

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