Universal Education for All. This is the second of eight Millennium Development Goals made by the United Nations in the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. It’s big. It’s important. It impacts us all. Lack of education contributes to world instability, inability to make informed decisions, spread of […]Read more "Lesson For All at the Global Education Conference"
Most educators agree that collaborating globally in their classrooms is a great idea…it makes learning real on a whole new level, widens perspective, promotes understanding and tolerance, and is an amazing way to get students excited about learning….not to mention the benefits to the teachers! But maybe you think that you’re already too busy, it’s […]Read more "This year…Take That Step Forward"
It’s time! For many of us around the world, we are gearing up for the beginning of the school year. With so much buzz about engaging students through Project-based Learning, global collaboration, and 21st Century skills, iEARN naturally comes to mind. There are so many wonderful projects organized and facilitated by dedicated teachers all over […]Read more "Back to School! Plan Your Year with iEARN Projects"
The Lesson for All is a set of two units focused on the right of education and the barriers that youth around the world experience when trying to access that right. Written by teacher Donna Roman, each unit (K-3 and 4-6) has four lessons with multimedia, discussion and modes of assessment. Each lesson is mapped to […]Read more "Lesson For All"
As we start the school year and online projects, I’m reminded that incorporating the richness of global collaboration into my curriculum has been a gradual process. The whole process seemed more daunting when I first started, but there are so many people and organizations willing to help make it a real possibility for you and […]Read more "Sounds So Difficult! I can’t do That!"
As part of Connected Educators Month, last Friday I sat in on “The Sun Never Sets”, a panel discussion about global connected education trends and how connected educators around the world can help each other improve practice, with panelists Ed Gragert, Lucy Gray, Vicki Davis, Julie Lindsay, and Anne Mirtschin, Steve Hargadon was moderating. Lucy Gray mentioned Professional Generosity, a phrase she describes […]Read more "Professional Generosity"
A recent summer adventure included a trip to Eastern Europe with two teacher friends. Since we were going to be only a few hours from a school we’ve worked with collaboratively in the iEARN Holiday Card Project, I arranged a visit with Maja Kovacic of the POS Socka Elementary in Slovenia, a small village school […]Read more "Socka, Slovenia meets Geneva, Illinois, USA"