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Educator Stories
Get inspired! Read the stories of educators helping their students build a better world.

Terry Godwaldt

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became involved.

I’m passionate about connecting youth, enabling them to connect to each other and impact the world. As the Director of the Centre for Global Education, we partner over 10,000 students every year from every corner of the planet focusing on Peace and Global Education and Higher Level Learning and Research.

What kind of a future do you hope to create through education?

I know it might sound cheesy but I believe that education is the key to changing the world. Education gives people the keys to creating the world they desire, opening their eyes to what they and the world can become. By connecting students, which is the whole vision of The Centre, we believe that we are creating a truly global classroom, where students see beyond their “four walls”. They see classmates in the town, province and country next door or on the other side of the world, as their equals and deserving of rights, freedom and a future.

class="question"How are you taking your classroom global, and what role is technology playing in the process?

Our students connect to partner schools from every corner of the globe. This year alone, we are working with students in Jordan, Pakistan, Brazil, Guatemala, Australia, New Zealand, etc, etc. Through using the website TakingITGlobal developed, integrated with Video Conferencing, our students are blogging, posting on the discussion boards, discussing face-to-face global issues on a weekly basis.

Do you think TIG can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already? Please tell us how.

TIG is providing the platform that we use to facilitate all of our Asynchronous connections. It’s amazing!! Unlike anything else in the world!!

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