iEARN-USA and ATS Build Virtual Exchanges for Classes in the U.S. and Turkey

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Are you a U.S. teacher interested in bringing global projects into your classroom?  Do you want to connect your students with classrooms in Turkey and around the world?  You can start this Fall by joining the ATS Virtual Exchange Program!

iEARN-USA is partnering with the American Turkish Society to create new opportunities for virtual exchanges between teachers and classes in the United States and Turkey. 

The Virtual Exchange Program activities will run September 2018-May 2019. As a participant in the program, you will receive a one-year iEARN membership, access to our network of global educators and 100+ projects, partner matching with a teacher in Turkey, professional development opportunities, and continued support for incorporating global collaborative projects into your classroom.

If you are interested in joining the program this Fall, please fill out this Application FormApplication deadline has been extended to August 31st. Please note that this program is only open to educators in the U.S. and SEV Schools in Turkey. Space is limited. 

The program consists of three main phases:

Online Course: (September-October 2018) Chosen educators will complete an online training course with other global educators, which will guide them how to participate in global projects.

Class Project Exchanges: (November 2018-May 2019) Classrooms in the two countries agree on a thematic area of interest and collaborate on an iEARN project together.

Exhibitions: (May 2019) The students present their work to their peers in a culminating video conference connection.

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The American Turkish Society is excited to launch this new program, The Virtual Exchange Program (VEP), with iEARN-USA and their longstanding partner in Turkey: Health and Education Foundation, (Sağlık ve Eğitim Vakfı-SEV). SEV was founded in 1968 by the graduates of Üsküdar American Academy in Istanbul, American Collegiate institute in Izmir, Tarsus American College in Tarsus and Talas American Middle School. The schools are referred to as the SEV American Schools. For more information concerning SEV and its affiliated institutions, visit

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