In tough economic times when buying a plane ticket is too expensive, my students have travelled the world through iEARN’s web forum projects. iEARN has opened my students’ eyes to a world full of unique cultures beyond Florida and Latin America and has broken many of their cultural stereotypes and misconceptions, especially about the Arab world. The global relationships I’ve built with teachers in other countries through the My Identity, Your Identity Project and iEARN’s international conference in Morocco have been life changing and inspirational.
Nicolle is a high school history and social studies teacher in Orlando, Florida. She attended an iEARN Master Trainer workshop in July, 2014 and has presented on virtual exchange with iEARN-USA at various conferences and events including the National Council on Social Studies Conference. She is the facilitator of the My Identity, Your Identity iEARN project with teachers from Oman, Morocco, and Turkey. She has previously facilitated three online course sessions through the Chris Stevens Youth Network program.