Professional Development

Professional Development

iEARN-USA’s professional development includes expert-led virtual workshops, an iEARN training series available by video conference and as a self-guided course, customizable workshops for schools and districts, and educator mentor groups.

Virtual Workshops

Do you want to build your online teaching skills and develop your students’ global competencies? Virtual workshops include presentations with field experts, breakout discussions, and interactive activities. Join one of our virtual professional development workshops scheduled for 2020, or contact us to schedule a virtual workshop to fit your school’s schedule.

Social Emotional Learning

During this online interactive workshop, teachers will learn theories about Social Emotional Learning and explore simple and easy-to-do classroom strategies and activities to support and engage students. 

Culturally Responsive Projects

This session will explore a variety of strategies for developing equitable global projects, and for building the kinds of culturally-responsive relationships among teachers and students which help humanize the world and foster equity-oriented global competencies. 

Sustainable Development

Explore how to engage your students in global issues through teaching students the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This workshop will introduce the SDGs, why and how to use them in the classroom, and project opportunities aligned with the goals.

Global Digital Citizenship

Guide your students in being respectful, responsible, and safe in online communities. Build skills for balancing online activities, technology for civic engagement, evaluating information, and engaging with respect and empathy.

iEARN 101 and 102 Training Series

iEARN 101 and 102 Training Series are open to active iEARN members to join by videoconference on scheduled dates throughout the year. 

Contact our memberships team to schedule an individualized 101 training for your school or district.

iEARN 101

Explore how to begin a global virtual exchange, including how to select a project, introduction activities for students, and preparing for quality dialogue and building friendships online. 

iEARN 102

Learn the steps for integrating an iEARN project into your curriculum, including aligning activities with your class goals, building a project plan for your exchange, and creating and presenting final products. 

Customized Workshops

iEARN-USA workshops provide teachers with hands-on tools and resources to empower them to build global connections. Our workshops include presentations and hands-on sessions to explore the core elements of virtual exchange for collaborating with other classrooms around the world and incorporating global projects across different curriculum areas. 

Contact us to learn more and have iEARN-USA conduct a workshop on global project-based learning at your school or for your district.