Year started: 2000
Audience(s): K-college teachers, worldwide, interested in connecting teaching and international development
Who Started It: Fred Mednick
# Members: 16,000 online, countless off line
Teachers Without Borders (501c3) connects teachers to information and each other to create local change on a global scale.
At over 59 million, teachers are the largest group of trained professionals in the world. As transmitters of knowledge and community leaders, teachers are powerful catalysts for lasting global change. However, teacher professional development is often irrelevant, inconsequential, or missing entirely.
TWB aims to enhance education globally by supporting local teacher leadership. TWB activities are conceived and run by educators and local leaders who best understand the requirements and goals of their colleagues and communities.
Based upon this premise, we provide free resources and tools to help teachers around the world learn, connect, collaborate, and create online; in schools or community centers, in workshops and seminars.
We remove barriers to availability, accessibility, acceptability, and adaptability, through high-teach, high-tech, and high-touch programs and platforms.
PROGRAMS include Peace Education, Anti-Bullying Education, Emergency Education, a Certificate of Teaching Mastery (5 courses)
PROJECTS occur worldwide (see TWB.org for details)
Added on Jul 30, 2012