iEARN Newsflash, January 2020
Students from Sidi Lhaj Said High School in Morocco who participated in the Machinto project sing a song they wrote set amongst images they created for their peers in Japan, which they shared at the iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition. Click here to listen to the song and view the images.

Happy New Year from iEARN!


Project Updates


Talking Kites Around the World - Call for Participation

Are you looking to start a new project this new year? Consider joining the Talking Kites Around the World project, which will begin this month. In this project, now in its 15th year, students learn about children's rights and how respect, tolerance, friendship, solidarity, and the constructive resolution of conflicts all contribute to a better, more peaceful world. Classrooms around the world then create kites with their messages of their hopes, dreams, thoughts and fears for the world and fly their kites on March 21st as a massive tribute to Janusz Korczak, who advocated for the rights of children. Register for the Talking Kites Around the World project in the iEARN Collaboration Centre!
Students at Primary School No. 16 in Poland get ready to fly their kites as part of the Talking Kites Around the World project

iEARN Learning Circles - Register for Spring Sessions by January 15th

iEARN Learning Circles is a fantastic opportunity for K-12 iEARN educators and students to take part in a highly interactive and facilitated project experience among a small number of schools located throughout the world. Participants will identify and implement a classroom project related to the theme, then gain input and feedback from partner classrooms before developing a final product. New this year are 5-week long “Hello World” and "My Hero" Learning Circles for beginners. This experience will introduce teachers and students to Teacher Introductions, Class Surveys, and the Exchange of Information. Also new is a 10-week Global Issues Learning Circle on Children's Rights.

Project Themes and Durations:

5 -Week Learning Circles (for Beginners)
  • Themes: Hello World, My Hero
  • Timeframe: March 1 - May 10, 2020
10-Week Learning Circles (Open to All)
  • Themes: Children’s Rights, Places and Perspectives, My Hero
  • Timeframe: January 30 - April 9, 2020

16-Week Learning Circles (Open to All)

  • Themes: Places and Perspectives, My Hero, Early People Symbols Project, Global Issues: Environment, Global Issues: Education 
  • Timeframe: January 30 - May 21, 2020

Registration: By January 15, 2020

For more details and to register, log into the iEARN Collaboration Centre, and visit the Learning Circle page.

Our Voices, Our World Pilot Project - Register by January 28th

Could you use some additional guidance and support with engaging your students in sustained and meaningful dialogue with their peers through your iEARN project work? iEARN-USA is running a new 10-week project February to May 2020 open to support student-to-student sustained connections around the themes of identity, values, and the Global Goals. This new project will provide structure and support for educators and will connect students for peer-to-peer dialogue and collaboration.

Project Theme, Duration and Eligibility:

  • Theme: Identity, Values, and the Global Goals

  • Timeframe: February 24 - May 3, 2020

  • Eligibility: Class Age Range: 12-14 (Middle School), 15-18 (High School)

  • Subject: Open to all subject areas interested in exploring individual and cultural values, identity, and global issues

Registration: By January 28, 2020

Check out the full description on for more about the project, requirements, and to apply.

Resources and Opportunities

iEARN Post-Project Surveys - Please Participate by January 31st

If your class participated in an iEARN project within the last few months, and especially if they completed an iEARN Pre-Project Survey, we would be so grateful if your students and you completed a brief iEARN Post-Project Survey by the extended deadline of January 31, 2020 in support of our evaluation efforts. Below, please find the links to access the surveys, and thank you in advance for your and your students’ participation!

iEARN Student Post-Project Survey:

EARN Educator Post-Project Survey:
Students at Aga Khan School in Pakistan present their Don't Waste, Create projects at the iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition

Celebrations and Events

iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition - Videos & Outcomes

The December 12, 2019 iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition was a beautiful celebration of the thoughtful and inspiring work that youth engaged in iEARN projects are taking part in all around the world. Thank you, students and educators, for your impressive presentations! Learn more and view the recordings here.

About iEARN

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a global non-profit network that empowers teachers and students worldwide to use technology to collaborate on projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Started in 1988, iEARN is currently active in over 140 countries, with 2,000,000 students participating as part of their education.  iEARN-International:
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