Giving Games Champion Spotlight: Terry Godwaldt and the Centre for Global Education

For Day 10 of the Giving Games, we are absolutely delighted to pass the Compassion Torch from Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots to the incredible Terry Godwaldt and his Center for Global Education in Edmonton, Canada.

The Centre for Global Education’s (TCGE) mission is to educate 21st Century students for a 21st Century world. TCGE achieves this by providing global learning opportunities, enhanced through connective power of technology, and guided by research that is grounded as well teaching that is highly innovative. TCGE acts as a hub for global education, connecting many exceptional organizations and initiatives together by a common purpose.

Since 2006, over 150,000 students from over 400 schools, in 30 countries, have participated in more than 350 conferences, making TCHE the biggest provider of real time high school collaborative programming in Canada; and it sounds like they are getting started.

On December 8th, TCHE will be connecting close to 1,000 youth from all across North America, from Alaska to Toronto to North Carolina, to celebrate Human Rights Day. You can join the action and find out more here.

Terry Godwaldt, the founder of the Center for Global Education, is a longtime supporter of the Compassion Games. His dedication to ensuring his students, and students around the world, receive powerful and relevant opportunities to learn is greatly inspiring to us all. His work in reshaping global education has been recognized by the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award as well as the ASCD award for Innovative Teaching. It is with our great privilege that we are able to add to these impressive recognitions with our own humble one, by naming Terry and the Centre for Global Education as pioneering Champions of Compassion.