Take an hour to get engaged and inspired!
iEARN-USA offers webinars on topics such as getting started in iEARN, using multimedia in global project work, and is also launching a new "Real Life, Real Stories," series featuring presentations from experienced educators from around the world.
Webinars use Blackboard Collaborate. A Certificate of Participation is available for all webinar participants.
Common Core State Standards and iEARN Projects
Join iEARN teachers Mary Brownell and Deanne McBeath for an inspiring webinar! They will share how their students' involvement in iEARN projects is making a difference in their communities and in the world. They are creating gardens, raising hens, coordinating school assemblies, raising funds to help a partner school in Kenya, presenting at international conferences, and expanding curriculum in their schools. Mary and Deanne will discuss how Global Collaboration and iEARN projects can bring real-life experience and meaning to the Common Core State Standards.
Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 PM EST
Getting to Know the Collaboration Centre
Hopefully by now you have already visited the new iEARN Collaboration Centre. Attend this webinar to learn what is new and how your students can use it for project collaboration.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7PM EDT
Forty five states and the District of Columbia have adoped the Common Core State Standards http://www.corestandards.org. Join iEARN teachers Mary Brownell and Donna Roman who have aligned their project work with the Common Core State Standards to see how easily they fit into project work and how global collaboration enhances the learning results for students.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6PM EDT
View a recording of this video at http://bit.ly/ccss0510
Plan Your Year with Projects
Get a head start on planning for the 2012-2013 school year by looking at iEARN projects that can be used in your curriculum. We will be featuring projects that have specific times for registration or participation throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to find projects that take advantage of holidays and special events to get your students involved with others around the world.
Wednesday, June 6 at 6PM EDT
Thank you Mary Brownell, Deanne McBeath, Donna Roman, Petty Wu for sharing your schools' experiences with iEARN projects. To view the recording click here
Getting Started Webinar
How can you bring the world into your classroom
iEARN offers many projects and opportunities to have your students learn with others around the world. This webinar is designed to help teachers get started and effectively use iEARN projects in the classroom.
"Bringing the World into Your Classroom with iEARN" will get you familiar with some of the projects and how you can use the Collaboration Centre to participate in them and make connections. This webinar will give you ideas of projects for your classrooms.
View a 30 minute recording of Bringing the World into Your Classroom Webinar by clicking here.
Customized and Special Group Webinars
If you are interested in a webinar for your school or district please contact iEARN Professional Development.
To participate in a Blackboard Collaborate webinar you will need:
- 20MB free disk space
- Sound card with speakers and microphone (preferably headset) Note: You can participate without a microphone by chatting if you do not plan to speak.
- Minimum 28.8 kbps Internet connection
See more information on how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).
We hope you will find the webinars to be valuable experiences to make the most out of your iEARN membership. If you have any questions contact Diane Midness.
Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes
On Wednesday, April 20th, a very special live and interactive event was hosted with educators from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Morocco. We discussed the political changes taking place in the Middle East, the impact of technology on both politics and education, and student-to-student interactions worldwide. This was hosted by Ed Gragert, Executive Director of iEARN-USA, who will be joined by Dalia Khalil Egytian Association of Educational Resources; Hela Nafti iEARN Tunisia, Eliane Metni, iEARN Lebanon and Mourad Bengali, Morrocan Education and Resource Network. This event is jointly sponsored by iEARN-USA, the Global Education Collaborative, and the Global Education Conference. View recording.
"Digital Story Telling: It all begins with a story"
"Adding Multimedia to Your iEARN Projects: It's Easier Than You Think!"
About Blackboard Collaborate
Formed by the union of industry leaders Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate delivers open, education-focused collaboration solutions that enhance learning, reduce costs, and improve outcomes by enabling anywhere, anytime, instruction, meetings, and help.