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"
The real value of study abroad isn’t that it can transform individual lives, it’s that study abroad can transform all of our lives. Study abroad transforms lives by increasing awareness and empathy. Successful programs, like the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program, begin this transformation during the pre-departure orientations. YES students coming from 40 […]Read more "That Includes Me"
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 […]Read more "Girls Rising to the Challenge of Collaborative Action"
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"
On October 11, iEARN-USA is pleased to celebrate the inaugural Day of the Girl, a new effort that is: highlighting, celebrating, discussing, and advancing girls lives and opportunities across the globe. When girls come together to talk about what really matters to us, we can teach other people–grownups, boys, girls all across the world–a new way […]Read more "Day of the Girl"
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"