The International Assembly's Jan L. Tucker Memorial Lecture speaker this year is Dr. Fred Mednick, the founder of Teachers Without Borders. The title of his talk is: "My backyard is the world: Teaching Without Borders." The talk will be on Friday, November 30th from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Plaza Ballroom, Lobby Level, East Tower. Please see Dr. Mednick's bio below.
Chair, International Assembly
Dr. Fred Mednick began his career in Los Angeles as a teacher and school principal. In 2000, he founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) to connect teacher leaders to information and each other so that may close the education divide-on a global scale. "Brains are evenly distributed throughout the world," he is fond of saying, "but education is not." Today, Teachers Without Borders members span 171 countries. TWB offers a suite of free teacher development courses, workshops, and resources in global education and international development, policy change, girls' education, peace and human rights, and education in emergencies. A recipient of the 2010 Champion of African Education Award, the 2018 Luxembourg Peace Prize, and the 2019 Ahmadiyyah Peace Prize, Teachers Without Borders champions teachers as the only truly sustainable change agents. Fred holds professorships at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Brussels. His book, "Outside My Window: My Eyewitness Account of Teacher Leaders Changing the World," is available without cost, online.