iEARN-USA Professional Development Team

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  • Webtour of us.iearn.org prof dev section- online courses and iEARN multimedia guide
  • Webtour - Take them to us.iearn.org-- online course section
    Go through the tabs of the online course section – descriptions and point out the alignment to educational standards
    Losira, is there anything in particular you would like to emphasize about courses?
    Testimonial from Claudia re: online course experience
  • Webtour - Take them to us.iearn.org-- online course section
    Go through the tabs of the online course section – descriptions and point out the alignment to educational standards
    Losira, is there anything in particular you would like to emphasize about courses?
    Testimonial from Claudia re: online course experience
  • Open up the Multimedia Guide (on webtour)
    Explain the 8 sections briefly
    Visit some examples of supplemental materials?
  • Probably won’t keep these last couple slides but just visit sections on the webtour
    Briefly explain Getting Started in iEARN webinars
    Sometimes offer free webinars re: specific tools and/or strategies that can enhance global project work
    Diane- can you talk for a couple minutes about the Digital Story Telling and the one Rushton did last year?
  • Probably won’t keep these last couple slides but just visit sections on the webtour
    Briefly explain Getting Started in iEARN webinars
    Sometimes offer free webinars re: specific tools and/or strategies that can enhance global project work
    Diane- can you talk for a couple minutes about the Digital Story Telling and the one Rushton did last year?
  • Probably won’t keep these last couple slides but just visit sections on the webtour
    Briefly explain Getting Started in iEARN webinars
    Sometimes offer free webinars re: specific tools and/or strategies that can enhance global project work
    Diane- can you talk for a couple minutes about the Digital Story Telling and the one Rushton did last year?
  • Probably won’t keep these last couple slides but just visit sections on the webtour
    Briefly explain Getting Started in iEARN webinars
    Sometimes offer free webinars re: specific tools and/or strategies that can enhance global project work
    Diane- can you talk for a couple minutes about the Digital Story Telling and the one Rushton did last year?
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  • iEARN-USA Professional Development Team

    1. 1. International Education and Resource Network
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Introductions • iEARN Overview • iEARN Professional Development (webtour) • Comments from iEARN course facilitator (Claudia Batista, Brazil) • Q & A
    3. 3. iEARN Professional Development Team Mandee Losira Diane
    4. 4. What is iEARN? The world’s largest, most experienced online K-12 network that enables students and educators around the globe to collaborate on educational projects using the Internet.
    5. 5. History Founded by Peter Copen in 1988; 12 schools in Moscow linked with 12 schools in New York State. Principles: •Project and program initiatives that are “grassroots” and make a difference in the world •Learning that is shared with a broader community, locally and globally
    6. 6. iEARN today 2,000,000 Students 36,000 Educators 130 Countries 200 Projects 30 Languages Learning with the world, not just about it
    7. 7. Goals To facilitate teacher & student-directed collaborative project work
    8. 8. Goals To create global, national and local support structures to sustain project work
    9. 9. Goals To demonstrate that online education can enhance learning and improve the quality of life on the planet.
    10. 10. How do we do it? •Online collaborative projects •Professional Development •Partnerships and Exchanges
    11. 11. Professional Development •8 week international online courses •Interactive webinars •Face-to-face workshops and conferences
    12. 12. Online Courses •8 weeks, all curriculum areas •Collaboration with international eduators •Development of a project plan to use in the classroom
    13. 13. Claudia Batista teaches English as a Foreign Language in Brazil and has facilitated Adobe Youth Voices and Fulbright online courses for iEARN.
    14. 14. iEARN Multimedia Guide •8 sections, online course framework •Collection of resources and materials compiled from educators in the network
    15. 15. iEARN Annual Conferences Canada (2010) Morocco (2009) Egypt (2007) Netherlands (2006) Senegal (2005) Slovakia (2004) Japan (2003) Russia (2002) South Africa (2001) China (2000) Puerto Rico (1999) USA (1998) Spain (1997)
    16. 16. Resources - Q & A Multimedia Guide to iEARN http://us.iearn.org/professional_development/multimedia/inde x.html Curriculum Integration http://us.iearn.org/professional_development/curriculum/inde x.php iEARN Videos http://us.iearn.org/collaborate/projects/project_videos.php 2011 iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit http://www.iearn.org/event/2011-iearn-annual-conference- and-youth-summit
    17. 17. iEARN-USA 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 450 New York, NY 10115 212 870-2693 us.iearn.org

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