4 Week Short Course: Planning a Global Collaborative Project for your Classroom

Grade Levels: Educators of all grade levels
Dates: February 24th - March 25th, 2012

iEARN-USA's costs for 4-6 week courses is $400 per teacher. Reduced rates are offered to individual teachers whenever possible.

* Special rate for individual teachers registering now:

United States:

Members: $200

Non-Members: $300 includes 12-month teacher membership to iEARN

International: The fee for international participation will be determined by iEARN country coordinators based on local professional development fees. Information will be provided upon registration.

Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to course start = 100%; After course start - before end of week 1 = 50%; 2nd week and on = 0%

This four week course will show teachers how to plan and implement an online collaborative project with their students in the upcoming school year. This asynschronous online course begins with an overview of project-based learning, then facilitators will help you select and plan a lesson's for an iEARN project that fits your curriculum needs.

The course will have up to 30 educators from the US and around the world.

Facilitated By

JewelDiane Midness (USA).  Diane is the iEARN-USA Director of Professional Development workshops.  She has been with iEARN since 2002.  She is a former high school Media Coordinator and Teacher for Technology Integration in North Carolina.  She has been working with teachers and students in global project collaboration since 1997.

Course Structure

The course is asynchronous. This means participants work in their own time from home or school to complete weekly assignments. However, courses are very interactive and communication is continuous during the course period. Each course has 25 participants and two facilitators. You will communicate with one another through the iEARN discussion forums to discuss assignment and readings. You can expect frequent feedback from your facilitators and participants throughout the course period.

Each course is divided into eight modules (one lesson per week) with readings, discussions, individual and group assignments. Lessons and assignments take participants step-by-step through the process of integrating an online collaborative project into their classroom. Participants will select a project that matches their state/national standards and begin integrating the project into their classroom during the course period.

Participants can expect to commit 4-5 hours a week for a course.

Educators who successfully complete all the course requirements will receive a certificate from iEARN-USA with recognition as an iEARN Master Teacher.

Course Requirements:

  • Basic typing, Internet and e-mail skills
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Reliable access to a computer with Internet
  • Commit an average of five hours a week to course activities
  • Availability to log into the course once a week to complete weekly
  • Active e-mail address where we can contact you during the course
Standards Addressed in this Course

This course is open to teachers of all subject areas, and will guide participants in identifying a project appropriate to the content area they teach.  Read more about standards addressed by iEARN projects.