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iEARN WebinarsiEARN-USA offers webinars on topics such as getting started in iEARN, using multimedia in global project work, and is also launching a new "Real Life, Real Stories," series featuring presentations from experienced educators from around the world. 

Webinars use Blackboard Collaborate or Adobe Connect.  See below for sample sessions.


Finding Solutions to Hunger Project

Kids Can Make a Difference

Interested in empowering your students to help end world hunger? You'd be amazed at the difference one class can make! In this informal webinar discussion with project faciliatators, Larry Levine and Maria Conte, participants were introduced to Kids Can Make A Difference (KIDS), an innovative educational program that for 19 years has helped students understand the root causes of hunger and poverty and how they - as individuals - can take action. Larry and Maria provided tips on how to get started with this project, and answer all your questions. Appropriate for teachers of grades K-12. View recording.

Back to School! Plan Your Year with iEARN Projects

A session on getting started with Global Collaboration. Veteran teachers shared some of their favorite projects and answered audience questions. Participants also received a free booklet produced by iEARN-Pakistan outlining Activities & Lesson Plans for Celebrating United Nations International days and observances with iEARN Projects. View recording.

Common Core State Standards and iEARN Projects


iEARN teachers Mary Brownell and Deanne McBeath shared how their students' involvement in iEARN projects is making a difference in their communities and in the world. They are creating gardens, raising hens, coordinating school assemblies, raising funds to help a partner school in Kenya, presenting at international conferences, and expanding curriculum in their schools. Mary and Deanne discused how Global Collaboration and iEARN projects can bring real-life experience and meaning to the Common Core State Standards. View recording.

Additional Common Core Sessions:

How Common Core Standards Align to Global Collaborative Projects

View the Jan. 25 session at http://bit.ly/ccss0125
View the May 10 session at http://bit.ly/ccss0510

  Getting to Know the Collaboration Centre

Collaboration Centre

Hopefully by now you have already visited the new iEARN Collaboration Centre.  Attend this webinar to learn what is new and how your students can use it for project collaboration.  View recording





Customized and Special Group Webinars

If you are interested in a webinar for your school or district please contact iEARN Professional Development.


To participate in a Blackboard Collaborate webinar you will need:

  • 20MB free disk space
  • Sound card with speakers and microphone (preferably headset) Note: You can participate without a microphone by chatting if you do not plan to speak.
  • Minimum 28.8 kbps Internet connection

See more information on how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

We hope you will find the webinars to be valuable experiences to make the most out of your iEARN membership. If you have any questions contact Bridget Stout.

Additional Recorded Sessions

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

On Wednesday, April 20th, a very special live and interactive event was hosted with educators from Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Morocco.  We discussed the political changes taking place in the Middle East, the impact of technology on both politics and education, and student-to-student interactions worldwide.  This was hosted by Ed Gragert, Executive Director of iEARN-USA, who will be joined by Dalia Khalil Egytian Association of Educational Resources; Hela Nafti iEARN Tunisia, Eliane Metni, iEARN Lebanon and Mourad Bengali, Morrocan Education and Resource Network. This event is jointly sponsored by iEARN-USA, the Global Education Collaborative, and the Global Education Conference. View recording.

"Digital Story Telling:  It all begins with a story"

View recording.

"Adding Multimedia to Your iEARN Projects: It's Easier Than You Think!"

View recording.

"Bringing the World into Your Classroom"  
View recording

Click here to find links to the 17 iEARN presentations from the Global Education Conference, Nov. 14-18, 2011  

About Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard CollaborateFormed by the union of industry leaders Wimba and Elluminate, Blackboard Collaborate delivers open, education-focused collaboration solutions that enhance learning, reduce costs, and improve outcomes by enabling anywhere, anytime, instruction, meetings, and help.