Dear friends of TakingITGlobal,
We can’t thank you enough for checking in to read our most recent progress report and for continuing to support TakingITGlobal’s efforts to provide innovative Professional Development to educators from the developing world.
2014 kicked off with full online classes for all three of our professional development e-courses and your generous donations allowed us to provide scholarships to enthusiastic educators from India, Colombia, Kenya, and several other emerging countries. These educators were not only able to bring in unique perspective and global dynamic to the courses but also connect and collaborate with other educators from around the world.
We believe this has been, and will continue to be, a great learning experience for our scholarship recipients.
“I'm looking to learn more about what other schools and teachers are doing around the world and what resources and strategies are available for me to develop my students environmental stewardship.”
- Education for Environmental Stewardship course scholarship recipient, Venezuela
The donated funds from this project has aided these educators in bringing new perspectives into their classrooms and passing along what they learned to their peers. Your donations have a collateral effect and long-term effect in inspiring the next generation of students to become global citizens!
“My team [interdisciplinary teacher group] and me are eager to learn more about how to empower student’s voice in a way that they participate and also feel responsible for the school and their own education. Maybe this [course] is the very first step for the students to truly understand the important role of participating and acting in their communities.”
- Empowering Student Voice in Education course scholarship recipient, Brazil
We'll continue to offer several new cycles of the e-courses this year, and we invite you to renew your support to enable more educators from developing countries to participate! In the next few weeks, we’ll share a video interview with one of the educators from Sierra Leone who was able to participate in one of the e-course last year. One of our team members recently visited him in his hometown of Bumpe to learn more about the impact he’s been making and how we can provide further support to his ideas for positive educational change.
Once again, thank you on behalf of our whole team for your generosity and for the important part you continue to play in advancing global education worldwide!
The TakingITGlobal for Educators Team
Empowering classrooms to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges