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A student meeting foreign delegates at a Teachers Without Borders' conference

Teachers without borders

From TWB website:

Teachers are the largest single group of trained professionals in the world and the key to our children's future. Teachertraining is often uneven, protracted, or unsupported. Teachers need our assistance; otherwise, we are left with poverty, lack of development, and agaping digital, educational, and economic divide. Every major global report considers teacher development an urgent, collective necessity indeveloped and developing nations. Teachers need to connect to, give, and receive information quickly, and in multiple languages.

If the key to economic development and our young people's future is education, then teachers should have resources, tools,and access to the Internet, as well as each other. Even more, the resources of the community - its natural wisdom, its culture, its connection to the landand to history - must be treasured, acknowledged, and celebrated.

The education divide is not one-sided. Many "developed" countries are bereft and rudderless, yet are surrounded bymodern comforts. Many "undeveloped" countries have rich resources they cannot access. All peoples suffer when we are disconnected from each other.Some need technology and infrastructure development; others need consultation and development. All peoples need education as a bindingforce. Education, in this era, requires global citizenry.

Teachers Without Borders was designed along the model of a circle; we receive as a charity and we give as a trade. The organization ISits collective wisdom; every member represents teachers everywhere. We are therefore able to work in emergencies, as part of national reformefforts, and with relief organizations or charities precisely because we rely on local expertise. That expertise, in turn, is a resource for others.So, the more we give, the more we receive.

We do not claim a one-size fits all model. Our "peer-education" approach ensures a "virtuous cycle" of data exchangeamong educators worldwide. We work toward the empowerment and enhancement of education efforts already in place, to increase long-term and localsupport, rather than sporadic, short-lived interventions. Education should not be limited to schools alone, but to wherever a community gathers.

Global collaboration opportunities

You have chosen to embark upon a plan of professional development because there is no such thing as a continental cocoon. Toremain static, in this age, is to move backwards. The articles you have been reading and your conversations with colleagues must have inspired you, insome fashion, to participate in shaping a new world for the 21st century. In so doing, you are helping generations to come.

As you begin to explore the possibilities for cross-cultural interaction, global classroom projects, and new learningopportunities, you will come across several programs in existence. We have listed sites, below that may spark some ideas for you as you work on a GlobalCollaboration project with your learning circle and their students in Assignment 8:

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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