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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Once a student creates work of value for an authentic audience beyond the classroom -- work that is sophisticated, accurate, important and beautiful -- that student is never the same. When you have done quality work, deeper work, you know you are always capable of doing more.

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Email - AFS-USA Global Classroom | Winter 2013 -- New Website Student Spotlight, and more - AFS-USA

Email - AFS-USA Global Classroom | Winter 2013 -- New Website Student Spotlight, and more - AFS-USA | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
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Tis the season for growing global citizens

Tis the season for growing global citizens | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

As the world flattens, so does our proximity to all global occurrences. In our desire to cultivate responsive and civic minded learners, the tragedy of loss that our own neighbors or family members might have endured, presents real occasions for children to use their agency to make a difference. ‘Tis the season not to be jolly, but to help our children become critically aware and socially and emotionally responsive.

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iEARN NSLI-Y China Summer 2012

iEARN NSLI-Y China Summer 2012 - created at http://animoto.com
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12 Reasons Education is Important

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A child born to a mother that can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.

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Ben's Epic Tea Documentary Film

Ben teaches us about the art, history, and culture of an ancient Chinese/Taiwanese tradition: TEA!
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The NSLI-Y Taiwan Program, hosted by iEARN-Taiwan, encourages scholars to use video, social media, and other tech to support language learning. 

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Building on Connected Educator Month @ArneDuncan

Building on Connected Educator Month @ArneDuncan | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Professional learning in online communities has a unique potential to support educators when and where they need it — and it makes way for a more personalized learning opportunity in the context of professional teaching practice.

To be sure, connected educators face some real challenges. Throughout the month, the need for more formal support and recognition for online social learning and problem solving was a common theme. One key step in the right direction would be devising methods for making online professional learning count as legitimate professional development.

I urge schools and districts to come up with creative ways to incorporate these essential activities into their official professional development programs and policies.
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Globally!

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YES 10th Anniversary Kickoff Party | #SierraLeone

YES 10th Anniversary Kickoff Party | #SierraLeone | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Ambassador Owen of the U.S Embassy in Sierra Leone and the Public Affairs Section Celebrates the YES 10th Anniversary with the Sierra Leone YES Alumni and their parents.
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Embassy support in all countries has been phenomenal for ten years. Thank you.
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Happy 10th Anniversary Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program | U.S. Department of State Blog

Happy 10th Anniversary Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program | U.S. Department of State Blog | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The facts are impressive. More than 10,000 American families in 2,400 U.S. towns in every state and Washington D.C. have been involved in hosting and supporting YES students. This year alone, 547 high schools are hosting YES students. YES students have completed over 340,000 hours of community service, while almost 250 YES students this year alone earned certificates for performing over 100 hours of volunteer service in their U.S. host communities. The volunteer spirit does not stop when the students return home from their exchange. Alumni are acting on what they learned on their YES exchange and making a difference in their communities and in our world by serving as mentors to and tutoring children, teaching English, promoting environmental conservation awareness, starting libraries, adopting grandparents, setting up basic literacy and computer centers, and starring in a top-rated local reality TV series.
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YES at 10: A Global Celebration

With submissions from YES alumni around the world, "Yes at 10: A Global Celebration" captures the spirit of cultural exchange. Now in 45 countries, the Kenne...
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Twitter / MuzamilShaikh96 : I wore this shirt on my first ...

I wore this shirt on my first day of school and made uncountable friends @yesprogramnews #KLYES10 @iEARNUSA @iEARNPAK

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YES Study Abroad Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary | U.S. Department of State Blog

YES Study Abroad Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary | U.S. Department of State Blog | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
I was part of the YES Abroad class of 2009: one of 48 high school students from all walks of American culture to live with host families and study in local schools overseas. I spent my year in Mali learning French, making life-long friendships, and ultimately, discovering my passion.

 

In Mali, I had the opportunity to meet with people displaced by violence in different parts of the region. As a daughter of Vietnamese and prisoner of war refugee parents who grew up in inner-city trailer parks in the suburbs of Atlanta, I was deeply humbled by their stories. I brought these inspirational experiences back home with me and volunteered at international refugee assistance and cultural exchange organizations in both Atlanta and Paris, France. These experiences helped me to secure my current internship as a West Africa Program Assistant at the Department of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

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Brilliant video "Bring the world to your classroom with @AFSUSA

Derek Schulz, a teacher in Whitefish, MT, talks about his experience with AFS Exchange Student Muhammad Nadeem from Pakistan. Learn more about helping your s...
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YES Alumnus to Deliver Keynote | YES Program

YES Alumnus to Deliver Keynote | YES Program | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Shabana was born and raised in Kabul, where she completed her secondary education at Maryam High School. After attending high school in Onalaska, WI, through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Shabana attended Middlebury College, graduating magna cum laude in International Studies and Women & Gender Studies, and studied Arabic and Islamic law at Alexandria University in Egypt.

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#KLYES10 Kickoff Party - YES Program Celebrates 10th Year

On December 12, 2012 the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program hosted a world-wide virtual Kickoff Party commemorating its 10th year.
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YFU Student Hosts iEarn Webinar

YFU Student Hosts iEarn Webinar | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
“To celebrate International Education Week, two students from opposite ends of youth exchanges collaborated to present their experience during the iEARN/Global Education Virtual Conference. O...
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iEARN-USA's curator insight, December 20, 2012 7:03 PM

Terrific YES-NSLI-Y mash-up session. 

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Where in the World Will You Go Next with PBL?

Where in the World Will You Go Next with PBL? | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Previously in this series on going deeper with project-based learning, we've explored the importance of teacher reflection in teacher reflection in PBL, considered how to plan interdisciplinary proje...
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Thanks for the iEARN shout-out!

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iEARN-USA's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:28 PM

Kind mention of iEARN in Edutopia.

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Adobe Youth Voices Project: Flash Mob to Promote World Languages

Adobe Youth Voices Project: Flash Mob to Promote World Languages | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
A youth produced event designed to motivate students from public schools to study a second language. About 200 pupils were at the event, dancing and having fun! Students will be creating a a video about the event as part of the Adobe Youth Voices Program. Educator: Elisa Abreu, EE Prof. José Pinto Marcondes Pestana, Sao Paolo, Brazil, December 2012.
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Frogs in the Pond – helping one another eat frogs!

Frogs in the Pond – helping one another eat frogs! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
The intriguing topic of “Eat that Frog” for #globalclassroom chats this month created a lot of interest, discussion and banter. One of the questions was:- What can frog-eating teachers ...
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Must-follow blog!

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@tiffa_hz: Happy 10th Anniversary, YES!!!!!

@tiffa_hz: Happy 10th Anniversary, YES!!!!! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Hello, My Name is Tiffa Sutopo
And I am a YES student from Indonesia
for YES 2012 - 2013

I school in Columbus East High School in Columbus, IN

Yup, I have a lot of experiences in here

Every my exchange days are not always sunny, there are parts that cloudy

But, I understand that was a challenge for me to be better
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Twitter / ShahzebYounas: This shall explain how wonderful ...

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Epic.

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Building the Model 21st Century Youth Exchange Program? Piece of Cake.

Building the Model 21st Century Youth Exchange Program? Piece of Cake. | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it

Like all exchange programs, YES has had its disappointments and heartbreaks. Tens of thousands of high quality applicants are turned away each year. Travel is expensive and visa processing in most YES countries is a long slog. The investment in the YES Program and other innovative programs, however, is critical. YES is clearly meeting the needs of young people in the region. YES is also building the people-to-people relationships so needed today. There is also a certain something about the program that is hard to pin down. Something extraordinary happens when tech-savvy, community-service driven young people from predominantly Muslim countries, several with special needs, live for a year in the homes of American families and study at American high schools. Something extraordinary happens to the host families.

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There’s a Frog in my Classroom!

There’s a Frog in my Classroom! | Connect All Schools | Scoop.it
Globalclassroom tweetchats are a great way to converse with others on a specified topic and meet a network of educators who live in a similar time zone. They are held once a month for one hour.

 

Last night the topic of conversation was “Eat that Frog!” ...

 

This topic was of high intrigue. Frogs! – we are not allowed to eat frogs in Australia, yet they are a prized dish in other countries – primarily Asia. Would we offend anyone?

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