We are looking for teachers all around the world to support and help students all around the world!
The Openschool aims at providing education to remote areas of the world where there is a lack of quality teachers and educators. Thanks to the communication magic provided by the Internet, it is the first time in the history of mankind that teachers can animate a classroom located thousands of kilometers from their location.To get started, a few thoughts of what international education can provide to classrooms in remote villages:
- Allows students to open their eyes on opportunities,
- Gives them ideas on how they would like to orient their lives,
- Shows them that there is another world outside of their bubble, and that the people outside of that bubble are like them, feeling, thinking and loving human beings, whatever their culture and origin,
- Gives them freedom of thought,
- Make them realize that we are all connected. What happens in one place of the world even far away, can have a direct impact on their lives,
- Tell them they have a role to play in developing a sustainable path for humanity
The Openschool is already open and active. It all started on Steemit. We have set up a first link between a teacher located in The Netherlands (@muphy) and a teacher in Nigeria (@obamike). Now, a regular schedule has been set where every Monday, @obamike and @muphy animate a physics class located in a defavorised region of Abeokuta Ogun state in Nigeria.
The map looks like this for now…
We want to make it look more like this:
We need more teachers to make the OpenSchool grow and support hundreds of students across the entire world. Please help us find some by re-steeming this post!
Check these posts showing how a lesson looks like:
From the online teacher's perspective: https://steemit.com/openschool/@muphy/the-openschool-is-open-the-first-trial-lesson-at-a-school-in-nigeria-is-a-success
From the classroom's perspective: https://steemit.com/openschool/@obamike/update-on-the-open-school-project-live-streaming-of-physics-lesson
Would you like to join us and give a chance to students from remote areas to get another view of the world? It can be culturally challenging, yet I can guarantee, by experience, it is worth it! Besides, such action is really at the root of our vocation: by being a teacher, make the world a better place.
Would you like to join us, and expose your classroom or school to another way of approaching knowledge and seeing things? Would you like your students, that do not have always access to quality education, to have a chance to be guided by great teachers. Would you like them to learn, reflect and then build by themselves their opportunities for a better life?
If you’d like to participate, The Openschool will put you in contact, and then it would be up to you to build a teacher-teacher or teacher-school director relationship and set up the internet connection schedule and lesson content.
If you have questions on the streaming side, let me know and I can help. For the receiving side, all depends on the local situation. However if we receive SBDs or Steem from donators, we would make these funds available for solving the technical issues.
All teachers and educators that can share their knowledge are welcome. One condition though: what is taught must be part of an official middle school or high school program.
Ready for the human adventure? Contact me (@muphy on discord or in the comments of this post) and I will list names and subjects to a list. When I find a match between “streaming” teachers and “receiving“ classrooms or schools, I will put you in contact.
When the Openschool project gains momentum, it will become the first Highschool of the Blockchain, where access to knowledge would be truly independent from location (decentralized), and free for all. Just imagine, a global network of hundreds or even thousands of teachers helping tens of thousands of students… Wouldn’t that be the best contribution we teachers could make for a better world?
You are not a teacher, but would like to help us?
- Delegate Steempower to the @openschool account.
- Transfer SBD or Steem to the @openschool account.
- Follow the @openschool resteem and upvote our posts and resteemed posts at full power.
Steemians carrying out Actions 1 and 2 will be mentioned in our posts as active supporters of the @openschool. The money generated would be used to overcome the technical challenges teachers in remote areas may face in providing internet based lessons to full classes of students.
_ All images (except the picture) were found on pixabay.com.
_ Many of the teachers on Steemit use and follow the steemstem and steemiteducation tags. These tags have been used for this post in order to reach to them.