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Educators Gain Valuable Skills in iEARN's Introduction to Online Collaboration and Global Projects

Fall 2018 Online Course Infographic


Our Fall 2018 iEARN Online Educator Course, Introduction to Online Collaboration and Global Projects, has come to an end. A total of 31 teachers from 13 countries successfully completed the course. They were from Algeria, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Paraguay, Turkey, Uganda, United States, and Uruguay. The teachers were split into three course sections and led by three experienced iEARN facilitators from Brazil, Algeria, and the United States. 

The iEARN course was a dream come true for me. i have been searching for a teachers network that goes beyond my county's borders and I now have a network I can trust. This has opened new teaching opportunities for me, as well as a team to support me. I feel empowered to build relationships with other teachers and to start a project together, something I was feeling afraid to do before." -Michael Njogu, Kenya

The course taught participants about global project-based learning with iEARN. It prepared them to participate in a virtual exchange project with their class, and to collaborate with other teachers from around the world. Through the course, teachers learned how to integrate collaborative, project-based learning into their teaching practice while addressing local/national educational standards. They also discussed ways to prepare students for online global communication and project work, and to evaluate their learning. Following the online course, teachers select and implement an iEARN project in their classroom. 

“iEARN is the primary way I have truly globalized my classroom. Students want to do iEARN projects all the time!” - Rebecca Hodges, United States

This course will run again in the Spring (February-April 2019). To learn more about the course and register, click here. If you have questions, please reach out to pd@us.iearn.org.