Girls Thinking Global (GTG) is an online professional learning community for educators to connect and converse about ways to support and nurture leadership qualities in adolescent girls and young women around the world. The community hosts a series of webinars on edWeb.net that enable sharing of stories and ideas and collaborating across all kinds of boundaries. Participants in these webinars learn how this kind of collaboration and conversation can lead to initiatives that will make a difference in girls’ lives. The goal is to empower and educate adolescent girls and young women globally and increase the development of leadership skills for girls everywhere. The community has many voices speaking out on these issues: girls and young women; teachers, administrators, and educators at all levels; organizations providing services and educational programs; and parents and community leaders.
Sir Ken Robinson once said in a TED Talk that "Teaching is creative profession."
I love that line.
Because of systems in place, as well as cultural stereotypes, and Mrs. Crabapple from The Simpsons, it is very easy to believe that teachers are just walking textbooks, or playback machines, or mindless dictators (ok, maybe I can be a little dictatorish sometimes). But these descriptions are limiting, because at the heart of teaching is creativity.
The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors the Kishor M. Kulkarni Distinguished High School Teacher Award, which honors a high school science teacher who has demonstrated significant and sustained impact on precollege students. ASM International is the world’s largest association of materials-centric engineers and scientists.