Informed, educated and well trained teachers are something we take for
granted, but many developing countries struggle with. Teachers without
borders aims to improve the standard of teaching worldwide and help teachers
in less developed areas. Teachers without Borders (TWA) was formed to
improve education globally by supporting teachers locally. When teachers
are well educated and informed they are able to pass their knowledge on
to their students to create smarter, healthier, wealthier, more peaceful
individuals and societies. Support for one teacher can touch the lives
of hundreds of students.
What is Teachers without Borders?
“TWB is a leading nonprofit in the field of international education
and teacher professional development. Founded in 2000, the organization
believes that teachers are the natural and obvious key to human welfare.
TWB’s diverse and talented membership of over 6,000 teachers from
more than 180 countries have designed and led education programs to address
community development needs. TWB supports teachers by gathering and creating
free and open educational resources; empowering the voices of innovative
and compassionate teachers and community leaders; and nurturing partnerships
from the village to the government. Our content is derived from collective
wisdom of our teacher members, and not a broadcast model of right answers.
Most recently, TWB has worked to provide expert resources in the field
of earthquake education, responding quickly to the earthquakes in China
TWB provides training, resources and tools to educators in remote areas.
They use technology to help leap-frog flagging education in developing
nations, but retain the all-important face-to-face contact through seminars
and workshops. Volunteers to TWB can choose to help in several different programs.
During times of emergency when students are displaced due to war or natural
disasters, education helps to reduce the impact that emergencies have
on students psychologically and in terms of development. Whether you they
are providing logistical support, training or are out in the field, TWB
provides a lifeline for students in times of need.
Free training courses
The peace training course is a professional development course offered
by TWB that hopes to spread a culture of peace through classrooms and
into societies. The certificate of teaching masteries is the flagship
program offered by TWB. This is a program that helps teachers to improve
their professional knowledge and help them to improve their teaching techniques.
Workshops and conferences
Worldwide workshops and conferences aim to improve teaching skills and
provide an international network of teaching professionals which offer
each other support, training, materials and resources so that they can
all become more effective educators.
There are many ways to help TWB. Volunteering rarely means having to travel
to remote areas as most of the resources are shared online. If you are
a teacher or if you want to further the wonderful work that the TWA does,
visit their website at
www.teacherswithoutborders.org. and sign up as a member for free.