Teaching is changing. We’re educating students for jobs that don’t exist yet using technologies that haven’t been invented. -Katherine, Pattonville High School Teacher Through global project collaborations, iEARN educators are meeting the challenge of teaching students for tomorrow and equipping them with the 21st Century Skills they will need to succeed in their future academic, […]Read more "Changing Teaching Through Global Project-Based Learning"
For the past 25 years, iEARN educators, like Deanne McBeath from Trenton, New Jersey, have helped create an alternative to the “us vs. them, online vs. face-to-face, virtual vs. physical” construct. Perhaps the zero-sum framing of online vs. face-to-face learning and virtual vs. physical exchange is inevitable. Resources are constrained. Our education system is not […]Read more "A Kenyan Homecoming"
We’re celebrating our furry friends today, and invite you to join our Teddy Bear Picnic. The iEARN Teddy Bear Project has been a favorite of hundreds of thousands of teachers and students in more than 8,000 schools worldwide since 1996, and we’re spending the day sharing stories, images, and the joy of global collaboration in […]Read more "iEARN at 25: A Teddy Bear Picnic"
As classrooms, school hallways and homes across the country are decorated and buzzing in the spirit of Halloween (October 31st, 2012), what better time to reflect on the origins of the day and engage your students in storytelling and research as part of a global project while their motivation and excitement is dizzying? Do you […]Read more "Boo! Halloween and Folk Tales"
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, aims to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. Last month, iEARN-USA Director Emeritus Ed Gragert explained in the Huffington Post why global education initiatives from the United Nations, the Global Campaign […]Read more "A Lesson for All on World Teachers’ Day"
If you haven’t already visited our brand new Collaboration Centre here’s a video (with a catchy song) to get you in the mood for the new school year! Following the video are some recommended projects that are active throughout the school year, but our members find successful for engaging their students in global collaborative project […]Read more "Global Projects to Start the New School Year"
This past May we introduced you to the Finding Solutions to Hunger project, a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that teaches students to explore the issues around hunger and poverty from all perspectives through hands on activities that are action oriented to make a difference. This week Kids Can Make A Difference, an iEARN partner, launched a […]Read more "Finding Solutions to Hunger: New Project Videos"