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Exchange 2.0: Creating Connected Learners Through Virtual Exchange Webinar Series

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Throughout February, iEARN-USA and partners in the Exchange 2.0 Coalition will be co-hosting a month-long Series: Creating Connected Learners Through Virtual Exchange in partnership with The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub.

Learn why--and how--virtual exchange programs can lead to empathetic, global, connected learning that prepares youth for tomorrow's world.  Recordings available by clicking on the session titles below.

Defining the Field: Virtual Exchange 101 - February 6

  • Shamil Idriss - Chief Executive Officer of Soliya
  • Grace Lau - Senior Programs Manager at Global Nomads Group
  • Daniel Rosenblum - Executive Director of the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN-USA)
  • Sheldon Himelfarb - Director of Media, Technology, and Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Kasia Skuratowicz - Senior Program Officer for Youth Engagement and Evaluation at Qatar Foundation International

Leveraging Institution Partnerships for Sustainable Exchange - Feb 13

  • Salma Elbeblawi - Director of Programs, Soliya
  • Kristyn Mohr - Program Coordinator, Global Nomads Group
  • Hela Nafti - Tunisia Coordinator for the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)
  • Katherine Korte - High School Social Studies Teacher in St. Louis, MO, experienced in iEARN and the Chris Stevens Youth Network

The Pedagogies & Platforms Behind Virtual Exchange - February 20

  • Charlotte Cole - Executive Director of the nonprofit Blue Butterfly Collaborative
  • Hannah Weitzer - Program Manager at Global Nomads Group
  • Gayle Hartigan - Computer Resource Specialist at Tallwood High School
  • Chris Dubia - Artist, educationalist, environmental activist and innovator
  • Katja Riikonen - Senior Officer of Training and Facilitation at Soliya

Assessing the Impact of Virtual Exchange - February 27

  • Anna Smith - Director of research and programming for the EXCEL Academy @ New York University¬†
  • Francesca Helm - Researcher and English language teacher at the Department of Politics, Law and International Studies at the University of Padova, Italy
  • Renee Day - Teacher at Riverside Unified School District in Riverside, California experienced in iEARN and the Chris Stevens Youth Network
  • Sari Khalil - Participant in 2003 Global Nomads Group videoconference about the Iraq war, 2nd year medical student at Dartmouth Medical School
  • Emile Bruneau - Post-doctoral fellow in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT's Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (Saxelab)