The stories of teachers as changemakers making a local difference...on a global scale
Celebration of teachers included the launch of a global video campaign on behalf of Teachers Without Borders by Fabrica, the creative engine behind The United Colors of Bennetton. Teachers Without Borders, Johns Hopkins University's School of Education, and the East Baltimore Community School joined forces for a tribute to teachers by holding a live global conversation with TWB teachers in Pakistan, China, Tajikistan, and Mexico
School of Education welcomes Fred Mednick, Founder of Teachers Without Borders, to Johns Hopkins University
The School of Education's first online offering in global teacher development, offered in February 2013 is back this summer by popular demand. Connecting the local with the global, a course for practitioners who learn from and with each other and apply what they learn to their own backyards — globally
TWB was founded in order to connect teachers to information and each other in order to close the education divide.
Courses, connection, curriculum, global community engagement to connect science and safety, worldwide.
TWB's Founder appointed as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins and develops online global teacher professional development program
Endorsed by the White House, a new partnership with the United States Geological Survey, this project is designed to reach 100,000 girls with hands-on, curiosity-driven, regionally-tailored earthquake science and preparedness and planning. The focus area will be the Central and South Asian nations of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Iran.
Thirty participants were scheduled to attend this workshop and only one could not make it because she happened not to be in Port-au-Prince at that time; and she is looking forward to being part of the upcoming cohort. I am thrilled by an interview between William P. Ancker and Diane Larsen-Freeman (can be found online) on the title “The Joy of Watching Others Learn.” Also, during my time at the School for International Training pursuing my Master’s Degree, we used to say “Sharing Time is Happy Time.” This is the experience I had during these three days with the participants. Nothing was more rewarding for me than watching learning takes through interaction among the participants. Moments I could actually see people go, “Ahh, I see! These are the moments I live for!” The curriculum was printed and ready for the participants to use right from the first day. Although it was a national holiday on the first day (Carnival), we had several staff at SITH who were there to help with Logistics or technology. One innovation for this cohort entails participants could give their presentations using PowerPoint! Thinking about Haiti, this made all the difference to me! I have to give the credit to Irvin Jean-Baptiste, my co-facilitator. The idea came from him when he told to have them switch a bit from the old fashion way of presenting. No doubt, two heads are better than one! At least two participants in the group were familiar to me. One was my former student at Teachers’ Training College and the other one stood by me about two years ago when I went to the American Embassy to renew my visa. I did not remember her but she did. She was carrying a child at that time, and a Fulbright scholar, I supported her in the way I could. I am happy to know that lunch will be provided for the upcoming cohort because I feel uncomfortable when during lunch time I take my car and eat at a restaurant and the participants are just wondering around about what to eat. They have to go down the hill in the hot sun at noon to look for something to eat. By providing lunch, more time is available for work and the motivation will increase. If there is one thing I should do differently next time, I will take about 15 minutes in the opening to explain the HOW of the program.
In partnership with the Qing Yang Institute of Education Science and the Biological Science Curriculum Service, Teachers Without Borders engaged 38 teacher leaders, 20 influential advisers, and colleagues from Shanghai to Seattle in science inquiry methodology, a project we've instituted for 6 years
A course launched at Johns Hopkins University, and now a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) serving thousands of teachers from up to 43 countries.