Changing Teaching Through Global Project-Based Learning

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, […]

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Lives Without Limits

Originally posted on Connect All Schools Blog:
Today, December 3, 2013, in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is launching the “Lives Without Limits” campaign to promote the importance of including persons with disabilities in international exchange programs. The includes stories and features video testimonials from alumni and current students. President…

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New National Security Language Initiative for Youth Storytelling Site

iEARN-USA is proud to announce the launch of the new National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program  Interactive website. The site is a showcase of the language learning and cross-cultural experiences of American students on the U.S. Department of State sponsored program. NSLI-Y provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates […]

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Engaging the Global Commons

Living in a highly interdependent world is not an option—but at present, being educated to do so competently is. — Harvard Professor Fernando Reimers   United States policy has a huge impact on the world – effecting businesses, economies and ecosystems around the globe. In this increasingly interconnected age, it is critical the U.S. education policy prioritize […]

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You’d Be MAD To Try It

As a globally connected K-12 education network since 1988, iEARN is positively MAD about Connected Educators Month this October. This type of event has been useful in promoting the concept of globally connected teaching and learning more widely. Still, this is a new concept for many classroom teachers, administrators, policymakers, and parents. As a result, we are often asked what the concept […]

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New Beginnings

Five years ago today in Cairo, Egypt, President Obama called for an expansion of programs to connect U.S. and Muslim youth: On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America. At the same time, we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will […]

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Getting Creative in the TabLab

Since the launch of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program in 2003, iEARN-Pakistan has used online technologies to enhance English Language proficiency support to prepare students for a successful exchange year in United States. This year, iEARN-Pakistan is introducing “TabLab,” a pre-departure English language learning program for 108 YES students that leverages handheld […]

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