“Let’s give every child, everywhere, the chance to go to school”.
A project to engage schools around the world and inspire, motivate and empower children to bring an end to the global education crisis.
Throughout the 2016 to 2017 academic year the TTW team are going to take your school on a journey. Together we’re going to explore the global education crisis; we’re going to investigate some of the barriers to education which are preventing 59 million children around the world going to school; we’re going to look at how education provision changes lives, shapes communities and helps us to live in harmony with the planet; we’ll meet some of the people working to ‘make education happen’; and we’ll look at the things that we can all do, right now, to give every child the chance to go to school.
Together we’re going to create a live, interactive multi-media documentary across a variety of platforms to share our learning journeys with the world.
Throughout the journey our founder, explorer and adventurer Justin Miles, will be tackling adventures and challenges too; hacking his way through jungles, climbing mountains and volcanoes, trekking across arctic tundra’s and polar regions, and crossing boiling deserts – and he’ll be bringing the world that he sees and the people that he meets in to your classrooms every step of the way!
As well as opportunities to connect with Justin and the rest of the TTW team live throughout the project there will be loads of tools for teachers to use such as lesson prompts, suggested activities, written text, recorded video, images, podcasts, interviews, showcases, projects, competitions and much, much more.
Our primary implementation partner for the project is Microsoft Education and we will be using their platforms to bring education to life for your pupils and students.
Through the Microsoft Education Community website we will share news, update opportunities for engagement with the team and promote our Skype Classroom sessions.
Using Skype Classroom we will deliver lessons, workshops and CPD sessions for teachers, as well as actually connecting with schools, live, from wherever we are in the world – which could be quite literally almost anywhere – bringing the world in to your classroom and making education meaningful.
With Microsoft Sway we will be sharing interactive reports, projects, presentations and more and we will be encouraging schools and students around the world to create their own projects on Sway which they can share with a global audience. If you’ve never used Microsoft Sway before you can find out more here
Schools can use Microsoft ‘One Note’ to create an entirely paperless class notebook which holds three sub-notebooks; a ‘student notebook’ for individual students to share with their teacher; a ‘content library’ for teachers to share resources and materials with all of their students; and a collaboration space’ for the entire class to share, organise, discuss and collaborate on projects. You can find out more about using One Note in the classroom here
Throughout the project Justin will be posting live updates through his own Twitter account, @ExplorerJust and through the Microsoft @SkypeClassroom account, and each member of the team will carry a live tracker connected to internet maps so that schools can follow their progress through every journey
Teach The World’ is a project to be shaped, moulded and shared by all of us. Your school, your class your students will be able to see the things that they want to see and ask the questions that they want to ask and share their learning journey with the world. Together , we can make a difference and we can make the dream of universal education provision come true, giving every child, everywhere, the chance to go to school.
So please come and join us for this year long adventure. Dip in, dip out. Choose the subjects, adventures and areas that suit your school, let’s make education meaningful and relevant for your students, let’s have fun and, most importantly, let’s make sure that every child, everywhere, has the opportunity to receive a quality education.
How much does it all cost? Nothing. Our founder, Justin Miles is a firm believer in ‘education for all’ regardless of socioeconomic status so schools will not have to pay to take part.
How to take part
Taking part is easy: sign up to the Teach The World newsletter and get involved if you see something that aligns with your teaching and students needs, keep checking our regularly updated news, blog and events pages, or email us.
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I’ll make your updates into regular assemblies. I will send details of your adventures home to our pupils’ families so that they can get involved too. I think it will be a great opportunity for us as a school and community to get behind your campaign and to instil the fact of how important access to education is and if we have it – use it!P.Wilsher. UK Teacher