Monday, April 12, 2010

April 15 Webinar: The Power of One: Greg Mortenson's Crusade to Promote Peace

Edutopia is offering a free webinar on April 15 with Greg Mortenson about his Pennies for Peace service-learning program. You can learn more about it and register online at


April 15, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. EDT/10:30 a.m. PDT


Target audience: Ideal for K-12 educators interested in building students' skills, self-image, and global awareness through service learning.


Can one person really make a difference in the world? Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, describes his own unlikely path from mountaineer to humanitarian. His best-selling story has inspired thousands of students to contribute to school-building efforts in remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan through a service-learning program called Pennies for Peace. Supported by a multimedia, standards-based curriculum for grades K-12, Pennies for Peace culminates with student-driven projects that develop leadership skills and build cross-cultural understanding. Mortenson explains how the program works, how teachers can get involved, and why students benefit from authentic opportunities to make their own difference in the world.


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