The national conversation about online learning has focused on what and how, but has given with whom short shrift. In his remarks this week to the Foreign Service Institute Overseas Security Seminar, US Secretary of State John Kerry underscored the importance of “with whom,” highlighting virtual exchange as a key US government strategy to provide educators and youth with a meaningful […]Read more "For Online Learning, It’s Who You Know"
Since 1998, iEARN has been privileged to work with the US State Department to develop programs and projects to foster strong relations between the West and the Islamic world. Our efforts have focused on direct student and teacher interaction to build trust, mutual understanding, and a commitment to shared goals. Highlights include: the Kennedy-Lugar Youth […]Read more "Introducing the Chris Stevens Youth Network"
Today, iEARN-Lebanon is hosting its first teacher’s workshop of the new year, and the team at iEARN-USA sends its greetings to all participants. We’re privileged to begin our 14th year collaborating with our Lebanese peers, who have helped pioneer online project-based learning in their country under the auspices of the International Education Association (IEA), a […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in Lebanon"
As recounted in the previous post, the Global Connections and Exchange Program was built upon an earlier iEARN and US Department of State partnership program called CIVICS: Community Voices, Collaborative Solutions. CIVICS began in 1999 as a one-year pilot program to support two educators in each of six countries—Egypt, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Sri […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections to Life in Syria"
Prosperous and secure countries require high-quality young professionals who can work in the global arena. One crucial strategy for preparing these skilled young professionals for the 21st century workforce is increasing their access to new technologies, social media, and trustworthy networks of global peers with whom they can engage in meaningful dialogue. To meet these […]Read more "Bringing Global Connections and Exchange to Life"
The perfect storm of the Kony Campaign, the Trayvon Martin tragedy, the Afghanistan massacre, and the Hunger Games premier has swept into classrooms, carpools and kitchen tables across the United States, bringing the issue of the impact of war, violence, racism, and bullying on children front and center. This storm has churned up a remarkable […]Read more "Standing Up in the Global Classroom"
This coming Monday January 16th, we’ll have the day off to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His vision, determination and values have inspired Americans, and millions of others around the world, to work towards a world with greater peace and equality. The Future Citizen Project starting this month (and running until April) focuses on […]Read more "Celebrating the values of MLK"