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iEARN Newsflash, Special Edition April 2020
A Dream Banner that a student created as part of the Dreamline World Project, one of the iEARN projects that will be part of the upcoming "Wednesdays with the World" Webinar Series (read on for more details). 

Wednesdays with the World:
iEARN Project Mini-Lesson Webinar Series

iEARN-USA will be hosting a webinar series for the next several weeks called "Wednesdays with the World" that teachers can use with their classes meeting virtually. In each 45 minute webinar, an iEARN Project Facilitator will present a mini-lesson, using activities from an iEARN project. All webinars will be recorded and shared following the events. View the line-up of "Wednesdays with the World" webinars scheduled for April below, and register for the first one. Stay tuned for additional details for the other upcoming webinars in next week's iEARN in Action Newsflash!
 

Wednesdays with the World Webinar:
iEARN My Hero Mini-Lesson - April 8th at 1:00 pm ET

In the iEARN "MY HERO Call to Action" project, students are currently brainstorming who the heroes are in their community that are helping others during the coronavirus outbreak and writing essays about those heroes. In this mini-lesson webinar, Laura Nietzer, iEARN Educator and Learning Circle Facilitator for the "MY HERO Call to Action" project, will guide students on how to write a three paragraph essay about their hero. To learn more about the iEARN "MY HERO Call to Action" project, visit it in the iEARN Collaboration Centre

TO REGISTER for the "My Hero" mini-lesson webinar, CLICK HERE. 

Wednesdays with the World
Upcoming Webinars


iEARN Dreamline World Mini-Lesson -
April 15th at 1:00 pm ET

Learn more about the Dreamline World project here.
 

iEARN Digital Storytelling for Exchange Mini-Lesson -
April 22nd at 1:00 pm ET

Learn more about the Digital Storytelling project here.


iEARN International Book Club: Mini-Lesson -
April 29th at 1:00 pm ET

Learn more about the International Book Club: Getting Readers Connected project here

More details to follow in next week's iEARN in Action Newsflash!

iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition - Call for Project Work Submissions!

iEARN-USA continues to celebrate the work and collaboration of the iEARN Global Community! On May 21, 2020, iEARN-USA will host an iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition to showcase the inspiring project work achieved by iEARN classes around the world. At this Virtual Project Exhibition, iEARN students and educators will present about their iEARN project work and final outcomes.

iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition Details
  • Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • iEARN Educators: We invite you and your students to present your iEARN final projects to our global learning community at the iEARN Virtual Project Exhibition! Please submit your students’ iEARN project work and final products by May 1st by completing this form and uploading your presentation media.

  • iEARN Friends and Supporters: please join us to celebrate the inspiring work of iEARN classrooms around the world and learn about all they are doing to improve the quality of life on the planet!

More details to follow in the coming weeks!

Holiday Card Design by a student in India

Special Session of Hello World - Call for Participation!

It's not too late to join the special Hello World Learning Circle that started this week! iEARN Learning Circles are highly interactive and facilitated project experiences among a small number of schools located throughout the world. This special Hello World Learning Circle, which started on April 1st and will run for 5 weeks, will focus on exchanging culture as well as information about the challenges facing education during the current virus pandemic. Participants currently include teachers and students from China, Georgia, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, and the United States.

The project is for new and experienced educators who would like to reach out and connect their students with other students around the world. The new Hello World group will include teachers and students who are specifically looking to interact, exchange information, and report on what is going on in their area of the world.  

This is an exciting opportunity to connect with active teachers and students who are still engaged in providing educational experiences for their students in the most challenging of circumstances. To register, log into your iEARN Collaboration Centre account, and visit the Learning Circles page.

Events and Celebrations

iEARN-Japan (JEARN) Workshop

On March 15th, iEARN-Japan (JEARN) successfully held a three-hour Zoom lecture and discussion on iEARN as a future model of Education 4.0.

The program was as follows:
  1. iEARN as a Future Model of Education 4.0 in the Report by World Economic Forum
  2. iEARN Global Projects
  3. Elementary English Education and iEARN 
  4. Q&A Session 
  5. Group Discussion 
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, over 30 participants, JEARN members and non-JEARN members, were able to share the vision of the future of education for a better world. JEARN will be exploring how global project-based learning (PBL) can be implemented into the school curriculum in Japan.

Please share these resources with your education community!

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: www.iearn.org
Copyright © 2020 iEARN, All rights reserved.


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