"Great social forces are the accumulation of individual actions.
Let the future say of our generation that we sent forth mighty currents of hope, and that we worked together to heal the world."
Jeffrey D. Sachs
TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed)
In 2006, with the launch of TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed), TIG began to more directly support the work of global educators. TIGed allows educators to leverage the resources of the world's most popular online community for youth who want to make a difference in ways that meet the needs of their learning environment. TIGed is a community of globally-minded educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens through resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, virtual classrooms that allow students to engage in tech-enabled collaborative learning, e-courses designed to deepen and improve teacher practice in authentic global education, and more.
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is an online social network for positive change -- a community of youth who want to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and make an impact in their local and global communities. TIG seeks to engage and empower young people around the world who are interested in making a difference by connecting them to each other, providing information about pressing global issues, and offering opportunities and resources to support leadership and activism. Available in 12 languages, the award-winning site has reached 10 million young people worldwide since its launch in 2000, and has a dedicated membership of more than 295,000 individuals in over 200 countries. The site offers information about more than 50 global issues, and contains pages for every country and territory in the world. TIG encourages self expression by offering an online art gallery, discussion boards, blog spaces, and a magazine written by TIG members. It facilitates activism by allowing youth to organize projects and groups, create and sign petitions, make commitments, download action guides, get involved in public policy processes, and more.
The Institute of International Education (IIE)
Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education is a private not-for-profit leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. In collaboration with governments, foundations and other sponsors, IIE creates programs of study and training for students, educators and professionals from all sectors. These programs include the flagship Fulbright Program and Gilman Scholarships administered for the U.S. Department of State. IIE also conducts policy research, provides resources on international exchange opportunities and offers support to scholars in danger.
Sierra Leone Rising
Sierra Leone Rising is a non-profit organization that fosters quality education, supports female empowerment, and ensures public health safety in rural Sierra Leone. Principled Learning Strategies is a partner for educational initiatives, including digital literacy (establishing computer labs, on-line training), providing teaching and learning materials (furniture, chalk, textbooks, scholarships), and helping to coordinate educational collaboration (pen pal exchanges, video conferencing and cultural studies). Collaborative educational partnerships have also engaged students in conversations and projects about female empowerment and public health.
Schools that have partnered with Bumpe, Sierra Leone include the Town School for Boys, the Madeira School, Parish Episcopal School, the Oakwood School, Miss Porter's, and the ISSN schools of Asia Society. Please contact Jennifer directly if interested in developing an educational partnership (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Principled Learning Strategies, Inc -- 2016 -- Painting: 'School of Thought,' George Deem -- Moving Beyond Tolerance to Compassionate Global Engagement