Sign up now for the Sept-Jan Session of iEARN Learning Circles!
This Fall if you're looking for a collaborative project with a weekly structure you might want to register for the next session of Learning Circles starting September 30th, 2012 and ending January 15th, 2013.
Over 15 weeks (with a 1 week break over the holiday week in December) you'll grouped with a small number of classrooms from around the world to work on a Learning Circle theme of your choice.
The structure of a Learning Circle comes from its design of phases. The first phase, "Getting Ready" at the start of the course, prepares you for participation in the project. In the following phases you get to know other circle members and progress to working together under your selected theme, but with your own curriculum. Your circle closes with each classroom presenting a final product that demonstrates the quality of learning that has taken place. Learn more about Learning Circles.
In addition to hands on support throughout the session, educators have access to a comprehensive Learning Circles Teachers Guide.
Check out a recent post by Losira Okelo on iEARN-USA's Wordpress blog about Learning Circles. To participate in an iEARN Learning Circle, educators must first register in iEARN, and then fill out a Learning Circles Placement form. For more information about iEARN Learning Circles, visit www.iearn.org/circles