Mini Documentary Celebrates iEARN’s History and Community

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For more than 30 years, iEARN's international network of youth and educators have been collaborating and learning together on projects designed to make a difference in the world. From just a handful of schools in New York and Moscow in 1988, iEARN has grown into supportive and engaging community of educators and classrooms in 140 countries and counting.

A new mini-documentary created by Austin Haeberle, a peabody award winning digital journalist and documentarian, captures and celebrates the heart and joy of iEARN—the community of youth and educators learning together.

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The mini documentary includes interviews with Peter Copen, iEARN’s founder; Allan Kakinda, iEARN-Uganda Country Coordinator and iEARN Executive Council Member; Margaret Riel, iEARN-USA Board Member, academic researcher, and facilitator; Hela Nafti, iEARN-Tunisia (TEARN) Country Coordinator and iEARN Executive Council Member; Anzee Sherap, iEARN student alumna; Olga Morozan, iEARN Moldova Country Coordinator; Rosy Aguila, iEARN Argentina Country Coordinator; and Isha Bahgat, iEARN student from India.

Anzee Sherap photo and quote

The video also features iEARN educators, youth, and program alumni from more than 50 countries who were in attendance at iEARN’s 30th Anniversary Conference held in July 2018 in Winchester, Virginia. Additional footage was taken from iEARN classrooms exchanges and site visits to iEARN classrooms around the world.

Margaret Riel Photo and Quote

Through the sharing of this mini-doc we hope to reach more educators and youth in the U.S. and internationally so that they may benefit from becoming part of this incredibly supportive and engaged community.

Virtual Premiere Event & Webinar Recording

iEARN-USA hosted a virtual premier party to launch the film on Wednesday, February 27th, which featured iEARN community members from around the world. Feature speakers included: Rosy Aguila, iEARN Argentina Country Coordinator; Peter Copen, iEARN’s founder; Ed Gragert, Founding Executive Director, iEARN-USA; Austin Haeberle, digital journalist and documentarian; Allan Kakinda, iEARN-Uganda Country Coordinator & iEARN Executive Council Member; Olga Morozan, iEARN Moldova Country Coordinator; Hela Nafti, iEARN-Tunisia (TEARN) Country Coordinator & iEARN Executive Council Member; and Margaret Riel, iEARN-USA Board Member & Academic Researcher. View the full webinar recording below.

iEARN Mini Documentary Premiere Recording