Who are our members?
All teachers and advocates of education worldwide who share our
philosophy and values are intrinsically part of our organization
and can take the role of either facilitator or participant. The
majority of participants of our projects (teacher/education
development workshops) have been educators but may also include:
community workers, NGO employees, government employees, student
leaders, etc. Facilitators of projects are certified educators but
may also include trained professionals in various fields.
What does a member get for joining EBB?
Principally, EBB members receive the benefit of affiliation. They
sign up because they want to be a part of something, make a
difference, and cause change, and EBB allows them to pursue those
objectives. Many teachers join because they want to learn and make
a contribution to the world, not to “get” something from us. Beyond
the intrinsic desire to work towards change, members join to gain
opportunities that will help them connect, create and collaborate
immediately with their colleagues worldwide. Members play a central
role because each member possesses an important voice that guides
EBB’s efforts as a demand-driven organization.
How does EBB empower its membership worldwide?
EBB asks its members what they need and does its best to meet those
needs. If a community of teachers request particular curricula, EBB
will connect this group of members with another group of members
that has experience in developing and using such curricula. If EBB
members experience a national disaster that hinders teachers’
ability to serve students, EBB will solicit help from other members
to address the challenge as a team. We now have a database of
hundreds of educators from across Canada eager to volunteer to
create and deliver best educational practices workshops to their
colleagues in developing regions. We base all our workshops on the
needs of the host communities and the curriculum of that nation.
Though our existing projects have focussed specifically on
delivering best educational practices workshops in the areas of
English, math, science, information technology, and various
methodologies (assessment strategies, cooperative learning models,
etc.), our membership have expertise ranging from early childhood
literacy to adult education and in numerous subject areas
including: entrepreneurship, agriculture, health, nutrition,
character and peace education, and HIV/AIDS education.
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