Ukraine Youth Action Network
The Ukraine Youth Action Network, is an initiative designed to channel Ukrainian high school students’ wartime anxiety and trauma into positive, student-driven action for themselves and their country. The project enables young Ukrainians whose lives have been disrupted by war to connect with each other and with peers in the United States to jointly develop and practice skills of personal efficacy and leadership as well as develop concrete plans of action to benefit Ukraine. MapWorks Learning’s Ukraine Youth Action Network is funded by the Stevens Initiative, which is housed at the Aspen Institute and is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.
Tackling the COVID-19 Infodemic
Tackling the COVID-19 Infodemic” is a virtual exchange project that connects high school students for collaboration on the issue of misinformation on social media, especially as it relates to COVID-19. Using lesson plans developed by the Pulitzer Center and others, teachers guide students in their exploration of how misinformation and disinformation on social media are affecting the response to the global pandemic. Students research how the “COVID infodemic” is affecting their own community—and teach their overseas counterparts what they have discovered.
Peace Tracks builds culturally competent global citizens and storytellers. Participants navigate new technology and relationships by participating in a cross-cultural virtual exchange built on friendships and collaborative music. Peace Tracks has operated in Morocco, North Bekka, Beirut and Chicago. Peace Tracks is a project by MapWorks Learning and Plugged In Band.
Chief of Strategy
Director of Learning
David works on supporting access and inclusion through technology across the globe. He works closely with a range of agencies including UNICEF, WHO and INIT.
Horton Beebe - Center
Horton is the former president of Eurasia Foundation and chairman of Gazelle Finance. He joined Eurasia Foundation in 1993 and served as the first field officer, establishing offices throughout the Eurasia region and running the Moscow regional office for two years. He served as president from 2006 to 2018.
Laura is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Education Program at George Washington University and a National Geographic Explorer.
Reg advises companies, universities, non-profit organizations, and state and local government about the federal laws and policies that shape and govern education systems. He is co-founder of Foresight Law + Policy.
Alan is President of the Golden Apple Foundation and a decorated educator.
Fred is a professor of Education at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the founder of Teachers Without Borders.
Marshall (Mike) S. Smith
Mike is former Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and Former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
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