iEARN-USA's co-facilitated online courses guide educators in evaluating and aligning global projects with curriculum standards as part of an integrated project plan. Educators develop a unique project plan for their own classroom, working alongside other course participants from several other countries.
This collaborative learning experience allows educators to communicate and network with colleagues around the world who can make teaching and learning more fun and interesting throughout year.
"When kids know that some other kids halfway across the world are watching and waiting to see evidence of their progress and learning, it raises the level of anticipation and suspense. This is why I really want to get my students involved with iEARN projects." Lisa Childres, Kansas City Missouri
"Some of my best friends are teachers that I have met through iEARN." Nancy Petrella, Middletown, Delaware
As part of the Christopher Stevens Youth Network: Global Connections 2.0 program, iEARN-USA is offering a limited number of online course scholarships to U.S. high school teachers to connect with educators in the Middle East and North Africa and collaborate on projects that address global issues.
In Global Connections 2.0, schools, teachers, and students in 20 countries will work together on 8 global themes (environment, civic education, entrepreneurship, girls empowerment, peace education, health, food security, and literacy) to answer the question “how will this project improve the quality of life on the planet?”
iEARN-USA is offering scholarships for online courses and other professional development opportunities to high school teachers interested in engaging students in cross-cultural dialogue and global project work. Teachers who participate in the online course and conduct an iEARN project with their class will be eligible for a scholarship to attend iEARN’s annual conference in Doha, Qatar in July 2013.
Please contact Jennifer Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to participate in the program. Course registration ends February 1, 2013.