Great article in the Toronto Star about how the Global Teenager Project is using Peer Scholar to help students with international peer assessment. To find out more information about this project in Canada, please contact either Bob Hofman – email@example.com – or Anita Townsend – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through support from Hipercept, iEARN-USA is offering full scholarships for 25 educators to participate in a 6-week iEARN online course starting on September 15. Course participants will engage with other educators from around the world while covering topics such as: Principles of project-based learning; Developing a global project plan; Building relationships with educators and students through digital dialogue; Embedding technology in project work; Engaging the community in a classroom project; and Presenting, exhibiting, and assessing student learning in global projects. Interested? Apply here.
Check out the July 2014 iEARN Newsletter
The My Hero Project is a great project to begin with. My Hero’s mission is to “use media, art and technology to celebrate the best in humanity.” This is a great project for all age levels and you can either contribute on your own by going to http://myhero.com or you can collaborate with other classrooms around the world by joining the My Hero Learning Circle. Stay tuned here or subscribe to our twitter feed to be aware of important learning circle registration dates.
iEARN-Canada is the Canadian chapter of iEARN, the International Education and Resource Network. iEARN is the world largest and longest-running k-12 global learning network. iEARN is a non-profit global telecommunications community of over one million students and teachers in over 20,000 primary and secondary schools and youth organizations in over 120 countries. iEARN enables students and teachers worldwide to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people. Through their educational projects, young people develop the skills needed for the 21st century. iEARN has helped to facilitate and support projects to this end since 1988. To register with iEARN-Canada, please visit our Registration Page.