iEARN Online Collaborative Language Arts Projects

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The session informative on iEARN collaboration center and the Language Arts online projects.
The session is for 45 minutes and will be run as follows:
1. Introducing iEARN as a program. 5 minutes
2. Take a tour in the iEARN Collaboration Center. 5 minutes
3. Special tour in the Language Arts online projects. 10 minutes
4. Introducing the social and psychological needs of students and how they may bring new roles for teachers and students that shape the way we learn. 10 minutes
5. Exploring how the online projects can contribute to “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom”. 15 minutes.

To become a member in iEARN Collaboration Center, you need to register on the main page. Registration is for free. http://collaborate.iearn.org/

#iearn #iearnusa #jordan #iearnjordan #collaboration #education

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iEARN Online Collaborative Language Arts Projects

  1. 1. iEARN Online Collaborative Language Arts Projects Khitam Al-Utaibi iEARN-Jordan Representative 6th Annual “Shaping The Way We Teach” Conference “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of our Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom” #iearn #iearnjordan #collaboration American Language Center January 25th , 2014
  2. 2. Session Agenda {45 minutes} # Activity 1 Introducing iEARN as a program. 2 Take a tour in the iEARN Collaboration Center Time 5 5 3 Special tour in the Language Arts online projects 10 4 Introducing the social and psychological needs of students and how they may bring new roles for teachers and students that shape the way we learn 10 5 Exploring how the online projects can contribute to “Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom”. 15
  3. 3. iEARN Program • iEARN in 25 years • What is iEARN? • iEARN Collaboration Center
  4. 4. iEARN Stats
  5. 5. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects • Calligraphic Arts The art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 1214 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Arts, Interdisciplinary, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Debunk Stereotypes Students collect information about the stereotypes of their countries and debunk them.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, History, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Digital Citizenship Students learn about Digital Citizenship and develop responsible on line behaviors through focused awareness raising activities.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Technology and Digital Media, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing, Math • Electronic School Magazine Project Cultural and educational e-school magazine.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Arabic | Subject(s): Environment, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Every Day is Earth Day People should take care about their Mother Earth come join us.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing
  6. 6. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects • Folk Tales/Storytelling: Past and Present Students will share their stories in traditional and digital forms and through live storytelling sessions, sharing pictures and videos prepared by students about folk tales.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Get to Know Others An educational endeavor to give students the chance to learn about their own culture as well as other cultures.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Arabic | Subject(s): Arts, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Global Art: A Sense of Caring The purpose of this project is to support youth to exchange digital photos/artwork and writing on the theme of caring.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Technology and Digital Media, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Heart to Heart Heart to Heart is a project that promotes friendship around the world.It is a project that involves writing.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Russian | Subject(s):Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • iEARN Online Skype Community (#iEARNskype) Providing a platform and community for iEARN teachers keen to connect, learn, share, and collaborate via Skype video-conferencing.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Foreign/World Languages, Interdisciplinary, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing
  7. 7. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects • Laws of Life: Virtues Project An Essay Project where students write about their personal values in life.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Russian | Subject(s):Social Studies, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • My Country This project is a place for students from around the world to express themselves through essays, drawings, poetry, on different aspects of their country; this will help know better each other and create a better understanding between people.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • My Hero Project MY HERO is an interdisciplinary, online, interactive Web site that celebrates the best of humanity through essays, artwork, audio, drama, and short films. Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Technology and Digital Media, Language Arts/Reading/Writing • Writing a Joint Global Novel Each student or group of students adds a chapter until it is finished and the result is shared with all contributors.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Language Arts/Reading/Writing
  8. 8. Project Structure
  9. 9. Teaming Prior Collaboration Interpersonal Sensitivity Sociability Adjustment Prudence Learning Approach The Hogan Personality Inventory describes normal, or bright-side personality – the strengths and weaknesses people display when they are at their best. Bright-side personality characteristics dictate to which psychological role an individual will be drawn. The HPI measures normal personality along seven primary scales: • Adjustment: confidence, self-esteem, and composure under pressure • Ambition: initiative, competitiveness, and desire for leadership roles • Sociability: extraversion, gregarious, and need for social interaction • Interpersonal Sensitivity: tact, perceptiveness, and ability to maintain relationships • Ambition Inquisitive Prudence: self-discipline, responsibility and conscientiousness • Inquisitive: imagination, curiosity, and creative potential • Learning Approach: achievement-oriented, stays upto-date on business and technical matters
  10. 10. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs When applied to student learning… Social To be accepted by other students Self-esteem Respect between students and between students and the teacher
  11. 11. Psychological Need! An inherent source of motivation that generates the desire to interact with the environment so as to advance personal growth, social development, and psychological well-being. Based on Reeve (2009, pp. 142-143)
  12. 12. 21st Century Educator Required Skills
  13. 13. The Three Rs and the Four Cs Core Academics • Reading • Writing • Arithmetic 21st Century Skills • Critical thinking & problem solving • Communication • Collaboration • Creativity and Innovation
  14. 14. 21st Century Learning Environments
  15. 15. Thank you  Email: iearnjordan@aol.com Twitter: @khitamah iEARN-Jordan Facebook Page

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