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Teachers Without Borders


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Teachers Without Borders

  1. 1. “ When you shake another’s hand, that is the time you truly feel your own.” - Martin Buber
  2. 2. Teachers Without Borders www. teacherswithoutborders .org Founded in 2000 Membership in 119 countries 5,000+ members (online) 370 Volunteers 10 Country Coordinators Closing the global education divide…
  3. 3. Programs & Projects <ul><li>Teaching & Learning Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate of Teaching Mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Education </li></ul><ul><li>HIV-AIDS & Health Education </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences of teachers from regions in conflict </li></ul><ul><li>High-Tech, High-Touch, High-Teach </li></ul>
  4. 4. <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
  5. 5. “ Education is a race between civilization & catastrophe.” H.G. Wells
  6. 6. Another Example: Pakistan <ul><li>National teacher training reform on new methods and “enlightened moderation” to reach 45,000 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Water, women, and education </li></ul><ul><li>Regional cultures using technology through our new elearning tool </li></ul>
  7. 7. TWB – Hawaii: Accomplishments www. twbglobal .org <ul><li>2001-2006 </li></ul><ul><li>24 workshops, 3 provinces, 1,126 teachers, 2,900 students </li></ul><ul><li>Students passing matriculation exams </li></ul><ul><li>Community support & plans for a sabbatical school </li></ul>2006: 210 teachers participating in seminars: science inquiry and English 2007: Plans for expansion - working together with TWB - Canada in S. Africa & starting new project in China
  8. 8. TWB – Canada www. twb-canada .org <ul><li>Incorporated in February, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Joining Hawaiian team in July, 2007 working in South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to have own teams travelling by December, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrating on math, science, health and information technology education </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting, creating, and collaborating globally </li></ul>
  9. 9. But Images Speak Louder Than Words
  10. 18. Getting Involved <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Fund-raising </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Sabbaticals </li></ul>