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Michael Furdyk from Taking IT Global talks about some global initiatives to help students understand indigenous peoples and develop empathy including Whose Land.
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Michael Furdyk’s Bio as Submitted
Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal (www.tigweb.org), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. TIG was awarded the 2013 Intercultural Innovation Award by BMW and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.
Michael @mfurdyk has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People’s “Twenty Teens that will Change the World”. Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, and completed his Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design at OCAD University. He is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University’s Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education Technology.
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