When Innovation Meets Education: Free Quality Education to One Million Children

This post was written by Koen Timmers. Learn more about Koen and his work here. Technology and innovation in our schools come with benefits and drawbacks. Augmented reality, 3D printers, blockchain, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and a plethora of other unforeseen technological advances will be everyday realities in our students’ lives as they enter the workforce. New jobs will require skills like complex problem solving, … Continue reading When Innovation Meets Education: Free Quality Education to One Million Children

Project Kakuma: 150 Educators Across 6 Continents Offering Free Education to African Refugees via Skype

 By Koen Timmers We are living in an era in which refugees have become ubiquitous. Due to war and conflicts in places like Sudan, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and DR Congo, many people are on run. But how do you talk about refugees, conflicts, and poverty without turning them into clichés and without having eye-rolling students? By sharing uplifting stories and showing pictures, we can create some … Continue reading Project Kakuma: 150 Educators Across 6 Continents Offering Free Education to African Refugees via Skype

Climate Action: 250 Schools, 69 Countries Focusing on Climate Change

By Koen Timmers As a student, I frequently learned via boring textbooks about certain subjects, and I remember very little about those topics since I didn’t make any emotional connection and thus wasn’t engaged. As an educator, I decided to do things differently and welcomed students across six continents to focus on climate change and exchange thoughts. The result? The Climate Action Project! Collaboration is … Continue reading Climate Action: 250 Schools, 69 Countries Focusing on Climate Change

Global Classroom Opportunity: Join the Global Monster Project

This post was written by Angela Crawford, Director of Education for Project Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the USA, she is a National Board Certified teacher at Ben C. Rain High School in Mobile, Alabama, and a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Here in a laboratory perched on the mountainside of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, the Favela da … Continue reading Global Classroom Opportunity: Join the Global Monster Project