International Education and Resource Network Learning with the world, not just about it
The Pulse of iEARN 2,000,000   Students 40,000  Educators 130  Countries 200  Projects 30  Languages Learning with the wor...
<ul><li>A safe, secure environment  for teaching & learning </li></ul>
<ul><li>Projects in all Curriculum Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>How can iEARN help schools incorporate global perspectives? </li></ul><ul><li>Projects aligned to the the curricul...
Collaboration Centre for communication and sharing
My Name around the World Where are you from? What is your name? What does your name mean in your native language and in ot...
One Day In the Life Students describe a day in their life. In addition to written descriptions, students are invited to sh...
(OF)2: Our Footprints, Our Future!   is an international initiative that encourages youth from around the world to use onl...
Debunk Stereotypes Stereotypes are often not true because they are based on exaggerated generalizations or false assumptio...
“ I have been regularly participating in Learning Circles sessions every year and observed that my students improved in va...
Time Sensitive Projects <ul><li>IIME-mural project deadline for reg. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Circles-Sept., Jan. </li><...
Our Rivers, Our World <ul><li>Teachers and students from various countries test their local river water for contaminants a...
Common Questions <ul><li>Planning-How does this fit with what I’m doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination – Is it possible t...
Benefits for Instruction <ul><li>Authentic purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for teaching writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>f...
Educational Gains <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>International Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Skil...
 
iEARN is… The largest project-based  K-12 network in the world!  25,000 schools and youth organizations in over 130 countr...
iEARN-USA 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 450 New York, NY 10115 212 870-2693 us.iearn.org Twitter: @iearnusa [email_address]
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  • Make sure you have a rationale for your project. Does it legitimately fit with what you are doing? Can I team with another teacher? Media specialist? Technology resource teacher? Content area teacher? Computer lab time? Should it be done in groups?
  • Real audience for teaching writing. Helped kids to see the importance of proper grammar, clarity, etc. We needed to inform a real audience about the countries Students were excited about this project they were genuinely eager to check the forum and see reactions of students in Bangladesh, India, Nepal We were excited We met new colleagues, expanded our worlds
  • Students learned a lot about countries they had rarely even considered. They viewed maps, learned about topography, geography, history, politics, environmental issues, social and cultural norms of these countries. Had an opportunity to interact directly with students and teachers from the countries. Learned about the process of water testing. Learned to measure, analyze chemical reactions,
  • iEarn: International Education and Resource Network

    1. 1. International Education and Resource Network Learning with the world, not just about it
    2. 2. The Pulse of iEARN 2,000,000 Students 40,000 Educators 130 Countries 200 Projects 30 Languages Learning with the world, not just about it
    3. 3. <ul><li>A safe, secure environment for teaching & learning </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Projects in all Curriculum Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Math & Science </li></ul><ul><li>Languages & ESL </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable to meet national (state) standards </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>How can iEARN help schools incorporate global perspectives? </li></ul><ul><li>Projects aligned to the the curriculum with global participation </li></ul><ul><li>Native speakers for world language students </li></ul><ul><li>Projects where students learn about other cultures while sharing their own </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic global audience for student work </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing technology while learning with global partners around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Global teacher network for professional development </li></ul>
    6. 6. Collaboration Centre for communication and sharing
    7. 7. My Name around the World Where are you from? What is your name? What does your name mean in your native language and in other languages? Why do you have this name? Who gives you this name? Who was the first person in your family, which has/had the same name? Which famous persons had your name? What is the nonofficial version of your name? Students can create different visualizations of their name: posters, handicrafts, drawing, etc… Project web page http://media.iearn.org/projects/myname
    8. 8. One Day In the Life Students describe a day in their life. In addition to written descriptions, students are invited to share visual images of their days through the &quot;A Day in the Life: Photo Diaries,&quot; a digital photography exchange in which students share captioned photographs about their own lives. Students accompany each digital photograph with a short, written explanation of what is depicted in the photograph and its significance. Project Web site: http://media.iearn.org/projects/onedayinthelife
    9. 9. (OF)2: Our Footprints, Our Future! is an international initiative that encourages youth from around the world to use online tools and resources to measure their carbon footprint and develop ways to reduce their carbon usage. The goal of this project is for one million students to work together to collectively reduce their (CO)2 emissions by 35,000 tons in one year, reducing global warming. Project Web site: http://media.iearn.org/projects/of2
    10. 10. Debunk Stereotypes Stereotypes are often not true because they are based on exaggerated generalizations or false assumptions. In this project, students conduct research and collect information in an effort to raise this sensitive issue in a friendly way and begin to change the negative, false images of people around the world. By doing so they are also strengthening the ties of friendship among people in the global community by bridging the cultural gap. http://media.iearn.org/projects/iearn-stereotypes
    11. 11. “ I have been regularly participating in Learning Circles sessions every year and observed that my students improved in various skills like communicating, researching, thinking, writing, presenting.., I personally learned many teaching skills from my colleagues around the world” (Vijaya Modal, iEARN Teacher, India). Project Web site : https://media.iearn.org/projects/learningcircle s Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. Learning Circles
    12. 12. Time Sensitive Projects <ul><li>IIME-mural project deadline for reg. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Circles-Sept., Jan. </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Card Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Daffodil and Tulips-plant in Nov. </li></ul><ul><li>Teddy Bear Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>My Identity, Your Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Talking Kites </li></ul>
    13. 13. Our Rivers, Our World <ul><li>Teachers and students from various countries test their local river water for contaminants and signs of life. They communicate with each other about the results of their testing and brainstorm ideas for improving water quality. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Common Questions <ul><li>Planning-How does this fit with what I’m doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination – Is it possible to work with other educators in my school to make this project more successful? </li></ul><ul><li>Practicality-How can we efficiently produce the end product? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Benefits for Instruction <ul><li>Authentic purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for teaching writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excitement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with new people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Something different in the school day </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Educational Gains <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>International Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Content Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Skills </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. iEARN is… The largest project-based K-12 network in the world! 25,000 schools and youth organizations in over 130 countries. www.iearn.org
    18. 19. iEARN-USA 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 450 New York, NY 10115 212 870-2693 us.iearn.org Twitter: @iearnusa [email_address]

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