iEARN Newsflash, October 2019
Watch this video to learn more about the Girl Rising project
and see students in action!


Celebrate International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th

iEARN Projects and Activities

Girl Rising Project - Invitation to Participate!

In this project, students get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to achieve their dreams and obtain a quality education. New in the project are discussions in Spanish and a story and film episode called "Brave Girl Rising - A Refugee Story." Join the project in the iEARN Collaboration Centre!

Daffodils and Tulips Project - Invitation to Participate!

Join the Daffodils and Tulips Project, now in its 14th year! In this project, classrooms around the world choose daffodils and/or tulip bulbs to plant during the same week in November. They then collect data on the various parameters (latitude, longitude, sunlight, temperature, etc.), tracking when they blossom and reporting to their group of global peers. To join the Daffodils and Tulips Project, visit it in the iEARN Collaboration Centre!

Global Math Project's Population Project - Invitation to Participate!

The Population project, a project housed within the Global Math project, welcomes all to join! This year's topics include researching consequences of overpopulation; discussing immigration/emigration issues; and examining measures that countries have taken to increase or decrease their rate of growth and the effectiveness of these measures. To join the Population Project, visit it in the iEARN Collaboration Centre's Global Math Project!

TOPA (The Olympics & Paralympics in Action) - Invitation to Participate!

This project aims to foster friendship, a spirit of encouragement, and unity in diversity through learning about the Olympic & Paralympic Games, especially their values, warmly welcoming and involving host nations with visiting athlete nations. Join this project for Tokyo2020, Japan at any time from May 2019 to June 2020, according to your academic year and own class situation in the iEARN Collaboration Centre here

The Parlour - Invitation to be a "Beta Tester!"

In this new project, small groups of students connect with each other via videoconferencing software to discuss specific topics, share a meal, or play a game. The project is still at the organizational stage, but if you'd like to be a "beta tester," fill out this short survey, or join the project's forum here in the iEARN Collaboration Centre.

Resources and Opportunities


Call for iEARN Student & Educator Pre-Project Surveys!

If your class is participating in an iEARN project at this time, we would be grateful if you and your students completed a brief iEARN Pre-Project Survey by October 31st in support of our evaluation efforts. Below, please find the links to access the surveys: 

iEARN Student Pre-Project Survey:

iEARN Educator Pre-Project Survey:

Thank you in advance for your and your students’ participation and for working with us to create the best, most positive and impactful experiences for our iEARN youth and educators! 


iEARN Collaboration Centre Feedback

The iEARN-USA Technology Team is looking for some feedback on updates to the forums in the Collaboration Centre. They are exploring adding reactions to the forums to get students and teachers interacting in multiple ways. Reactions can help iEARN members recognize and congratulate others on their work and can help iEARN track engagement and activities in the forums. They would love any feedback you have on some potential reactions we have drafted for the iEARN community. Thanks for taking a look at the reactions and sharing any of your feedback/ideas by logging into your iEARN account and going here!

School Enterprise Challenge

The School Enterprise Challenge is an educational program that teaches business and life skills by supporting teachers and students to set up a real business at their school. A total of $50,000 in prizes will be awarded. Learn more at: The deadline to register is October 31, 2019. 


iEARN Global Educator Hangout

iEARN’s Global Educator Hangouts are virtual meetings open to K-12 educators around the world and across the iEARN network. Join the next virtual hangout on October 17th to connect with like-minded educators, share project ideas and experiences, and find international partners. Learn more and RSVP.

NSLI-Y Interactive Persian/Turkish Virtual Event

Join the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program for a virtual alumni event on October 21 at 8pm EDT. This event will feature students from the Turkish and Persian NSLI-Y programs who will share about why they chose their NSLI-Y language, what they gained from their experiences in Turkey and Tajikistan and what daily life on a NSLI-Y program looks like. This is the perfect opportunity for any students in the U.S. interested in applying for NSLI-Y and learning more about it! NSLI-Y is a State Department funded scholarship for American high school students to study critical languages abroad for a summer or academic year. Go to to register for the virtual event! U.S. high school students interested in applying for the NSLI-Y program can find out more and apply here. The deadline to apply for the NSLI-Y program is October 30, 2019, 4 pm EST.

Global Education Conference

Join the annual free, online, world-wide 2019 Global Education Conference taking place November 18 - 20, 2019! The 9th annual Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Activities are designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Proposals are now being accepted, and register for the conference here to receive ongoing updates. 

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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