U.S. Schools Join Global Connections and Exchange Program
iEARN-USA is pleased to announce that ten schools from around the U.S. have been chosen to participate in the Global Connections and Exchange Program, “Journalism 2.0: Empowering a New Generation of Civic Education Leaders.”
1. Bergen Technical High School, New Jersey
2. Curtis High School, New York
3. International Studies Learning Center, California
4. Metropolitan Learning Center, Connecticut
5. Oroville High School, Washington State
6. Peapod Academy, California
7. Sherrad Middle School, West Virginia
8. Ramona High School, California
9. Academy of Urban Planning, New York
The program focuses on developing journalism and media skills among students in the U.S. and Ecuador, Pakistan, Tajikistan Thailand, enabling them to connect cross-culturally and to learn together in the process.
Students will be eligible to take a World Youth News Certification course, developed by iEARN in collaboration with the New York Times and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and will then report on the national elections that will occur in their countries in 2012-2013.
Participating U.S. educators will travel to New York City in March 2012 to participate in a professional development seminar.
This Global Connections and Exchange Program is made possible through funding from the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.