I founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) in 2000 in order to connect teacher leaders to information and each other so that they may improve the quality of life in their communities. With members in 184 countries, TWB develops courses, initiatives, and open educational resources; supports local teacher leaders, networks, and vetted partners—from the village to the global agency—to scale programs and measure the results.
At over 59 million, teachers are the largest group of trained professionals in the world and the most powerful catalysts for lasting global change. They know who is sick, missing, or orphaned by AIDS.
Unfortunately their voices are rarely heard or taken seriously enough. Teacher professional development can be irrelevant, spotty, inconsequential, or missing entirely. TWB mobilizes local leaders to share their collective expertise on a global scale.
TWB is an NGO, a network, a curator, a teacher leadership organization, and a catalyst for change all rolled up into one. TWB’s members, affiliations, and partnerships form the corps and core of our work. Brains are evenly distributed around the world.
In 2010, TWB won the Hero of African Education Award, and in 2013, integrated courses into professional development offerings at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education.
Teachers Without Borders offers a Certificate of Teaching Mastery, as well as professional development in Emergency Education, Educational Leadership, ICT for teachers, and Peace Education. As a Visiting Fellow, Fred seeks to connect TWB’s global teacher development programs with the School of Education.