Asking the Why Questions

The new Hunger, Poverty & Inequality Portal brings together organizations to allow teachers and students to go to one location and get inspired, learn, act and reflect on the problem of hunger, poverty & inequality and show them that they can make a difference. Check out the video below and hear how these organizations are helping teachers […]

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Girls Rising to the Challenge of Collaborative Action

Both the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai and the documentary Girl Rising have increased awareness of the power of girls education to change the world. Now, how do we turn this awareness into action? For iEARN, its giving girls opportunities to learn new technologies, connect with peers worldwide, and to take action on global issues. Since 1988, iEARN has prioritized […]

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For Online Learning, It’s Who You Know

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 […]

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A Kenyan Homecoming

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 […]

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Bringing Global Connections to Life in United Arab Emirates

On February 9th, iEARN-UAE and the Dubai Modern High School hosted the first professional development workshop under the auspices of the new Chris Stevens Youth Network. The workshop marks the ninth year in which UAE teachers and students have participated in iEARN activities. In 2005, Egyptian Association for Educational Resources received a MEPI grant from […]

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