In April 2012, innovation and design firm IDEO Singapore mentioned Back To School (‘Andrea Kershaw of IDEO on Creativity In Education’) on DesignTAXI.com, which was tweeted to more than 154,000.
We started receiving anecdotal feedback that this was something that teachers found interesting and useful. Also in April, Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE) featured Back To School on its website as a resource for trainee teachers.
Launch of SchoolAsia.org
Today, six months later, we’re keen to test new waters. Our new website SchoolAsia.org aims to crowd-source a rich collection of lesson plans, opinion pieces and educational events to support educators in Asia. Our content deals with current affairs, humanities and the arts – and in particular, Asia-focused educational materials for teachers at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. (Read more here)
We now have 30 lesson plans and 11 opinion pieces – and gearing up to crowd-source much more, from more individuals, non-profits, theatre companies, museums, corporates, government organisations etc in Singapore and beyond.
As a non-profit, our mission remains the same – to support educators in our local and regional communities through a vibrant exchange of ideas. We are a volunteer-run group with zero funding, so we need all the help we can get. Please view, share, modify, use and contribute to the content at SchoolAsia.org – we hope to hear from you soon!
Visit us at: http://schoolasia.org/
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