In addition to our core Course Listings, iEARN-USA frequently partners with leading content providers, software companies, and educational institutions and organizations to develop high quality online courses related to different topics and skills. These have included courses in partnership with other organizations, including Adobe Youth Voices, Fulbright, and the Organization of American States (OAS).
We welcome the opportunity to work with districts and organizations to develop specialized courses for particular content or curricular areas, or on other topics that align with iEARN's mission to engage teachers and students in international exchange and collaborative project-work. Contact us.
Below are recent online courses developed and/or offered by iEARN in partnership with other organizations:
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Online Course, in partnership with Adobe, Inc and EDC (the Educational Development Center)
Adobe Youth Voices is Adobe's a global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth worldwide to comment on their world using multimedia and digital tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action in their communities. Through a partnership with Adobe, Inc and EDC, iEARN-USA is coordinating an expansion initiative to involve educators in AYV from Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, and the USA. The Adobe Youth Voices online course is designed to build educators' knowledge and skills to create media with young people. Example topics covered in this course include media forms and formats; process product and presentation; community collaboration and exhibition, and technical skills necessary to use Adobe media making software. Approximately 600 educators have been enrolled in 18 course sessions.
American India Foundation (AIF) O3: Our Family, Our Neighbourhood, Our World.
In January 2012 iEARN-USA began it's partnership with AIF launching the O3 program. The program brings together educators from India and Pakistan to create digital stories and community social action plans, while participants discuss cross-cultural identities and break barriers to communication and collaboration. Along with an online course, the program includes webinars, face-to-face trainings and a visiting artist workshop.
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Online Course, in partnership with Academy for Educational Development (AED) and the Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Office of the U.S. Department of State
iEARN-USA is partnering with the Academy for Educational Development (AED) to implement the Educational and Cultural Affair (ECA) Office of Global Educational Programs’ Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchanges and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching. To support the Fulbright programs, iEARN created an interactive online orientation course on how to teach cross-culturally, contributing to the creation of a pre-established community.
Global Connections Exchange Program (GCE) funded by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.
This two year program focuses on providing funds and skills to US schools to develop skills in journalism and media among high school students in Ecuador, Pakistan, Tajikistan Thailand, and the USA by examining the national elections that will occur in these countries in 2012-2013. As part of the program educators take an online course on youth journalism and their students enroll in the World Youth News online certification course.
Department of State Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs Office of Middle East Partnership Initiatives (MEPI) funded High School Journalism Education Program
This program aims to deepen and expand classroom activities that teach youth how to collaboratively explore, research, edit, analyze, and report on local, national, and international issues through its multilingual, technology-supported resources and tools. As part of their participation in the program, students have the opportunity to become certified World Youth News reporters. iEARN-USA coordinated the development of the Arabic language World Youth News online course for educators to explore the integration of youth journalism into their classrooms.
“Teacher Education for the 21st century,” Online Course for University Faculty, in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS)
Through a partnership with the Department of Education and Culture of the Organization of American States (OAS), iEARN-USA and iEARN-Argentina developed and facilitated a series of English and Spanish-language courses for University faculty in Caribbean countries on how to prepare their students to be 21st century teachers using the Internet and Web 2.0 tools. University faculty taking the English language course are from Jamaica, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Participants in the Spanish language course are from Dominican Republic, Chile and Argentina. To date, approximately 160 participants have been enrolled in 6 course sessions.
Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship (YIEP) Sponsored by the U.S Embassy in Ankara, Turkey (2010-2011)
This program brought together educators and students in Turkey and from across the U.S. to develop entrepreneurial projects. Following face-to-face and online training, educators work with their students to develop venture ideas that will benefit communities around the world.