Justin Miles, the inspiration behind ‘Teach The World’ has been given the honour of presenting the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards’ during a ceremony at St. James’ Palace alongside HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip.
For the past seven decades, the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme’ has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, recognised as a significant achievement and valued by employers and universities.
The world’s leading youth achievement award, the DofE in the UK is proud to be part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which drives and supports global growth.
Justin was invited to join HRH Prince Phillip because of his relentless work in education, his passion for encouraging children to get active outdoors and his drive to help children from all walks of life all over the globe to succeed.
During the ceremony Justin will be delivering a presentation which will include mention of his work in education provision, including ‘Teach The World’, as well as advocating the DoE Award Scheme as a mechanism for helping young people to develop new skills, to gain amazing new experiences and to grow in to responsible and ethical global citizens,
You can find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme here.
On Sunday 12th March Michael Ross, from Hartlepool, will be putting on his running shoes for a third time in support of universal education provision – giving every child, everywhere, the chance to go to school.
Having run the Edinburgh Marathon in 2014 and the North London Half-Marathon in 2016 for Educate the World [UK], Michael will again be taking on the North London Half Marathon for The Iridaceae Foundation and Teach the World.
So far, Michael has raised over £1,000 in support of projects supporting universal education provision. He says “To have the benefit of an education as a child, no matter how basic, is an essential first step to finding your potential as an adult. I was lucky enough to have those first steps. I’m an old guy now but blessed with the ability to run which I find a joy. So, what better way to help less fortunate children than to run a race to give them their first steps!”
To sponsor Michael and for more information about the work he is support please visit our crowdfunding page here https://www.chuffed.org/project/walkingrunning-to-educate-the-world.
This month Professor Norman Jackson of Lifewide Magazine invited Justin Miles from TTW to write an article exploring the process of exploration in education.
Lifewide Education is a not-for-profit, community based, educational enterprise whose purpose is to champion and support a lifewide approach to learning, personal development and education. You can read find out more about the Lifewide community on their website here
You can access Justin’s article directly through this link
Next week, on 14 November, Leah K Stewart from the ‘Teach The World’ team will be presenting a session as part of the ‘Global Education Conference’.
During the live interactive session Leah and co-presenter Justin Miles will be discussing the ‘Teach The World’ initiative, Sustainable Development Goal 4 (relating to education provision), exploring barriers to education and discussing thoughts on how to create a state where universal education provision is a reality.
Presenting in English, the TTW team will be encouraging interaction from the audience to create a world-wide ‘think-tank’ of people from a variety of sectors for sharing ideas and suggesting solutions to break down the barriers to education, end the global education crisis and give every child, everywhere the opportunity to receive a quality education.
The session will go live at 20.00hrs GMT on 14th November 2016. For full details of how to join, view and participate in the session please join the ‘Teach The World’ mailing list here and details will be sent to you before the event.
Please join us, share your thoughts, ideas and opinions and help to make the event a success.
Justin Miles will be taking over the Twitter handle for @SkypeClassroom
For one hour, between 19.00 and 20.00 BST on Thursday 29th September, Justin will be working with the Skype Classroom team to host an hour long discussion about his work through the ‘Skype in the Classroom’ platform through which he engages thousands of children every month, his children’s books, his work, his expeditions and of course how we, the ‘Teach The World’ team will be using Skype Classroom to reach and teach schools around the world, motivating and empowering children to ‘make education happen’
Justin has been engaging with schools trough the ‘Skype in the Classroom’ platform for several years, interacting with classes all around the globe from his office at home or a range of more ‘interesting’ locations ranging from museums, to rainforests, the Arctic and even from a volcano!
The Twitter chat will start at 19.00 BST on Thursday 29th September and will rumble on for an hour. You can join the chat by following Justin’s Twitter handle, @ExplorerJust, by following @SkypeClassroom or by searching for the event hashtag which is #AskAnExplorer
On September 15th the TTW team, lead by our own Leah K. Stewart, hosted one of 65 virtual events for the 2nd Annual Global Collaboration Day. Ours was a 24-hour twitter slow chat asking teachers and their students around the world this simple, but deep question:
Teachers and students joined from across the UK, US, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Hungary, India, Japan, France, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Vietnam, Argentina, Canada, Germany…
Click Here to See The Story We Created Together via This Global Collaboration Event!
In particular we’d like to mention Mrs Reiter who involved her entire class of 3rd graders in this TTW event by asking them “What ONE Positive do YOU Care Most About Creating in Our World?”
Each of her children’s replies inspired us to think hard about what’s really important now and what actions or steps can be taken today, tomorrow and the next day (however small) in order to keep up our progress towards a better world for everyone.
Mrs Reiter’s Student Replies and Her Reflections Are Here
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