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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Education, International, International Development

Mission: We believe that educational programs that emphasize critical real world problem-solving skills are powerful drivers of positive change. We are committed to delivering these programs to empower teachers and students in the world’s poorest communities, setting in motion cycles of positive change to resolve the underlying causes of poverty and injustice.

Results: Our programs and services have impacted over 5,150 teachers and 337,000 students in six countries. Working with teachers and students to become leaders and changemakers, we are able to achieve a generational shift attitudes, beliefs, educational outcomes, and community well-being. We address issues such as gender justice and equity, economic and social potential through digital literacy and 21st century learning skills, conflict resolution, and community health and well-being.

Target demographics: teachers and students to become effective changemakers and leaders

Direct beneficiaries per year: For the current year 2016, ConnecTeach has served over 429 teachers and 43,146 students. Since our beginning in 2012, we have served over 5,000 teachers and 337,000 students through our workshops, online modules, resources, and student development initiatives.

Geographic areas served: the world's poorest communities

Programs: workshops, online courses, teacher-created resources, distance mentoring, and forums to address issues related to education as the driver of change

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

ConnecTeach has been doing workshops for our teachers for last 4 years. It has helped our teachers a lot and are equipped with better techniques to handle any classroom situation. CT team has a very practical approach and a good follow up mechanism. We are school based out of North India catering to underprivileged kids. For more details on us please log on to www.omfoundation.in

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ConnecTeach is a valued partner for our school. Presentations to our students open their eyes and hearts to the experiences of students across the globe. As an independent school hosting many speakers and organizations through our Speakers Series, ConnecTeach was one of three organizations having the greatest impact on our students. This very week our students are enthusiastically planning and implementing a project to support the work of ConnecTeach. ConnecTeach never asks for financial support. Our students are motivated to take action to help students have better schools and teachers through ConnecTeach.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ConnecTeach facilitated a Teacher Development initiative at our college Walugogo in Uganda. My student teacher trainees used the strategies they learnt in the workshop to handle their classes during their final school experience. They did a great job. And will score highly. Their professional journeys will never be the same. Thank you ConnecTeach for impacting these young people.

Donor

Rating: 5

ConnecTeach has gone from vision to reality in 5 short years. In that short time, this dedictated group has improved the lives of literally hundreds of children by providing practical training and support to teachers in impoverished schools around the globe. It has been amazing to see the impact of this small organization thanks to the dedication of its leaders. ConnecTeach shares the passion for teaching and learning every day and gives children the chance of a brighter future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an educator in a globally ranked college preparatory I am continually astonished at the positive far-reaching implications Connecteach brings to both our students and those in the poorest cities of the world. I have personally witnessed the development and contribution of educators travelling to globally underserved communities and the real-world applications of well-resourced students acting as educational change-agents in another country. When you have the good fortune to stumble across an organization fighting poverty and injustice via education with integrity and determination, you want everyone to get involved. This is my challenge to you… support Connecteach with all you have. Our collective future depends on our ability to unite educators and students across the globe and Connecteach is the perfect medium!

Client Served

Rating: 4

Connecteach is a non-profit organisation has partnered with us for more than four years. They have trained our teachers both on-site and through online modules. Our teachers have been greatly benefited through these training. Last year through Dell support they have trained our teachers with PBL based learning, classroom management, language training through connect into English etc., Personally I have been benefited hugely through these training sessions. They have empowered our teachers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a teacher, I appreciate so much what ConnecTeach does around the world. It is easy for American teachers to take professional development for granted. There is an abundance of it available to us. However, many teachers around the world don't have that luxury. That's where ConnecTeach comes in.

When I first heard about ConnecTeach, I hoped they would let me help. Thankfully they did! Bhavani and Amy have been incredible to work with. I joined them in creating online modules, such as "Classroom Management," that have a major impact on student learning. I also had the pleasure of co-facilitating an online course for teachers in India. Interacting with these teachers via the discussion board was invigorating and inspiring for me (and I hope them as well). Both have valued my time as a volunteer and are quick to let me know it.

My next step volunteering with ConnecTeach is to participate in an onsite training session. Knowing the quality of work ConnecTeach provides, I expect it will be professionally and life changing for me, just as it is for the international teachers with whom we will work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a joy to build a relationship with ConnecTeach as I have helped to create modules for other teachers to learn about teaching skills in other countries. They are providing a service to teachers that may not otherwise get these types of services that are invaluable.

Client Served

Rating: 4

It was a very meaningful experience working with the Connecteach. We really enjoyed the training's learning different levels of learning and gained much clarity. We greatly appreciate your support. We able to see positive changes in the lives of children.Thank you very much for your training's it made a real difference in lives of the kids we serve. Once again thank you for enriching our understanding levels of learning.
Best wishes,
CA HOPE foundation Study Center-Hyd

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with ConnecTeach. In the past 3 or more years, I have written educational materials, videotaped a lesson module, and participated in a productive discussion on how to weave in important ideas from Mindfulness Meditation practices in the teacher training modules, both to support teachers and integrate those ideas into the classroom.

My interaction has mainly been with Amy Merk and Bhavani Parpia, both of whom are committed to the advancement of teacher education where it is needed most. They are vibrant and tireless in their work. They travel, they identify people who are willing to support them, they respect their stakeholders, and they are extremely well-informed. Their understanding of teacher autonomy within the larger canvas of appropriate classroom practices has impressed me.

I feel highly motivated to keep doing what I can to support their excellent academic modules. At this time, this has been mainly in the form of writing or recording video materials, but I am willing to contribute in more ways. For example, if required, I would gladly prepare reading selections from current and classical literature related to teacher training. If the opportunity comes up, I would readily travel to support a workshop as a resource person in the area of my expertise.

The mission and vision of ConnecTeach make excellent sense. Teachers in many parts of our world are inadequately supported in their academic advancement,lack the right kind of training opportunities as well as intellectual stimulation, and many are seldom recognized for the important and essential work they do. ConnecTeach is changing that.

I have felt highly appreciated for the work I have been able to do for ConnecTeach. Amy and Bhavani are clear in the way they explain what is expected of me in any project, and they follow through diligently and offer collaboration where needed. It has been rewarding to use my education, years of work experience, and my love of teaching as a vocation with these good people , and I sincerely hope to be of use to teachers around the world through the important work being done at ConnecTeach.

Here's wishing everyone success at ConnecTeach.