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Check out this 5 star review of iEARN on @GreatNonprofits

Check out this 5 star review of iEARN on @GreatNonprofits | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
My journey with iEARN started since 2006 and officially when I joined iEARN Pakistan in 2007. Attending a couple of workshops and then joining iEARN, opened up a new horizon to me. It helped me to discover a new world of friendship and...
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#iEARN in Action: August 2012

#iEARN in Action: August 2012 | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Seeking Partners: iEARN Projects and Activities

• National Toys Project
• 2012 My Hero International Film Festival
• Marriage Customs Around the World: New Video

 

Resources, Contests, Websites and Announcements
• Cheers to our two new iEARN Doctorates
• Monthly Resource: Touchable Earth
• Georgia PTA Guide to World Holidays and Observances
• Online Course Scholarships for Pre-Service Educators and Faculty
• New iEARN Collaboration Centre is almost here
• Side by Side August Campaign


Upcoming Events
• iEARN's 19th Annual Teacher and Student Conference: A message from the Youth Summit Planning Committee


Recent Events
• Civics Language and American Studies Seminar in Israel
• iEARN-Serbia and iEARN-Japan (JEARN) join 1 day workshop
• Global Teenager Project: Summer workshop in Taiwan

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Visiting our #iEARN project partners in Mulajje, Uganda

Visiting our #iEARN project partners in Mulajje, Uganda | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
This week we have a guest posting from iEARN educator Teddy Mwonyonyi. Teddy is currently in Uganda visiting her family and spending time at the school her classroom back in Cleveland, Ohio has bee...
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“Add a Tree As a Friend" @iEARNPAK #KLYES Alumni #Hyderabad

“Add a Tree As a Friend" @iEARNPAK #KLYES Alumni #Hyderabad | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

KL-YES Alumni Hyderabad completed “Add a Tree As a Friend" project successfully

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NSLI-Y Korea Summer Newsletter

NSLI-Y Korea Summer Newsletter | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

On July 11th NSLI-Y Korea students attended a cooking class at the Korean Culinary Officer College in Seoul where they learned to cook bulgogi and hwajeon, which are small rice flower pancakes with edible flowers. These cakes are typically made for holidays like New Year’s and Thanksgiving. This cultural activity gave students a chance to practice their new food vocabulary and learn more about Korean culture through the cuisine.

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[video] #IEARN: Folk Tales/Storytelling: Past and Present

Folk Tales/Storytelling: Past and Present is an iEARN project that aims to encourage students between the ages of five and eighteen to read folktales from their heritage and afterwards, have students of different cultures exchange stories with each other.

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Putting Arabic Language Skills to Use

Putting Arabic Language Skills to Use | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

During an excursion to Chefchaouen and a trip to the market, one student writes about putting her Arabic language skills to use:

 

"Since I'm obviously a tourist, the prices shopkeepers give me are usually much steeper than the prices they would give a native speaker. Although I'll never be able to completely avoid this problem, I decided I could try and do something about it by not revealing how much of a beginner I am. Through a combination of using as much Arabic as I could, finally knowing my numbers well, and acting confident even when I wasn't entirely sure what was going on, I was able to secure a really good price for some napkins for my mother. Even our Moroccan tour guide was impressed with the price I got!


Scoring such a good bargain as a result of my Arabic skills made me feel like a true Moroccan native."


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iEARN Arabia _ Meeting | Group Photo @ReachouttoAsia

iEARN Arabia _ Meeting | Group Photo @ReachouttoAsia | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

On 16th & 17th July 2012, ROTA welcomed Arab Region representatives of iEARN (members attended were from Qatar, Iraq, Palestine, UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan; and Yemen).


Over those two days, the aim was to discuss the potential establishment of “iEARN Arabia” as a new regional union. The team discussed how to define the vision, mission, goals, status and format of “iEARN Arabia”.


The group came out from that meeting with key agreed upon set of actions: a) develop a strategic & operational plan focusing on supporting Arabic language in education. b) promote iEARN in Arabic speaking communities. c) increase the no. of teachers involved. d) share & promote existing educational resources. 

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Today's Photo: July 26, 2012 - Daily News from Korea

Today's Photo: July 26, 2012 - Daily News from Korea | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Students studying Korean pictured in local news:

American youngsters hold up Korean traditional masks they made during a cultural program at Sookmyung University in Seoul on Wednesday.


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China Summer Newsletter

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Newsletter with stories and highlights from students studying Mandarin in Zhuhai


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教育部電子報

教育部電子報 | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

在「教師專業發展」方面,高雄市立高雄高商規劃了「地方智慧、全球競合力-2012高雄高商辦理校內行政人員及教師國際教育專業知能研習」,不僅配合了教育部所規劃的中小學國際教育專業知能研習課程的架構,同時加入校內所規劃的彈性課程,包括:新加坡國際教育推動現況、國際教育資源網學會(iEARN)交流平臺及認識國際組織等一系列的課程。校內行政人員及教師不但藉此增進國際教育知能,同時也為該校開拓新加坡地區的國際合作學校做充分的準備。

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iEARN-Serbia and iEARN-Japan (JEARN) host workshop in Belgrade

iEARN-Serbia and iEARN-Japan (JEARN) host workshop in Belgrade | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
iEARN-Serbia and iEARN-Japan (JEARN) host workshop in Belgrade on July 19, 2012.

 

This very hands-on and interactive workshop gave participants a chance to experience a variety of iEARN projects, including several that the JEARN team is active in facilitating, including the Natural Disaster Youth Summit, the Origami Project, and Taisho Koto and Kabuki music and dance projects.

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Live from Yemen: Navigating the Challenges of Virtual Collaboration

Live from Yemen: Navigating the Challenges of Virtual Collaboration | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

"Collaborative, unbound, socially-based, online education is here to stay." Check out full article (beginning on page 8) by iEARN Teacher, Chris Baer, in Spring 2012 issue of Perspectives, the Massachusetts ASCD Journal.

 

"In fact, the most interesting and thought-provoking exchanges with overseas colleagues were those that illuminated the “unknown unknowns”—the things we do not even know we do not know—and presented serendipitous discoveries for which we have little context in U.S. schools: such as the way the Omani government finances student entrepreneurs, the gift-wrapping clubs in Taiwan, the cell phone policies in Russian schools, the dentistry programs in Yemen, or the unique testing procedures in South Korea or Russia. As one Taiwanese teacher reminded me, “All teachers around the world have the same problems, maybe different in scale.” I reminded myself: “Yet our solutions can be quite dissimilar.”

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IEARN-SCHOOLNET-CAMEROON PRESENTS #KLYES 2012-SCHOLARS

IEARN-SCHOOLNET-CAMEROON PRESENTS #KLYES 2012-SCHOLARS | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

The ceremony took place on the 12th July 2012 in Douala, Hotel Makepe Palace.

 

All the invited participants attended to this important and significant event in the present of the US Embassy team conducted by the Public Affairs Officer of the USA Embassy in Cameroon Mr Matthew McKeever. Under the supervision of the Technical Adviser No 1 in the Ministry of the Secondary education Mrs Dorothy Forbin representing the Minister.

 

The PAO US Embassy... gave the speech to Cameroon YES Alumni to share their exchange experiences with the participants. YES-8 and YES-9 Alumni did it with great enthusiasm.

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Periodismo juvenil en la mira internacional- Noticias de Guayaquil | El Universo

Periodismo juvenil en la mira internacional- Noticias de Guayaquil | El Universo | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
Fomentar la Libertad de expresión y el periodismo ciudadano es el objetivo del proyecto Conexiones Globales e Intercambios 'Periodismo 2.0' del que participan cuatro colegios del sector.

 

La Universidad Casa Grande, la Red Internacional de Educación & Recursos iEARN y el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos ejecutan el proyecto en Ecuador. Este consiste en capacitar a alumnos y profesores de bachillerato para que formen clubes de periodismo en su colegio, puedan generar contenidos y subirlos a la web.

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Special Place Project

Special Place Project | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
A project in which student worldwide share places important to them. By reading about other students' special places, and taking action to preserve such places, we'll strengthen our commitment to preserving the earth.
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iEARN - Zhuhai, China 2012 #NSLI-Y

iEARN - Zhuhai, China 2012 #NSLI-Y | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

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I have climbed the Great Wall of China, seen the forbidden city, eaten Beijing Duck, and have done and seen so much all within a few days. It was an amazing experience, and I now know what exactly to write for my college essay... 25 hours on a train really does help when it comes to homework and things to get done.

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#NSLI-Y #China Summer Newsletter

#NSLI-Y #China Summer Newsletter | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

The second week, students started their Chinese calligraphy class. They were introduced to the “four treasures of the study”: brush, paper, ink and ink stone. Elbows up, backs straight! The brushes should be held perpendicular to the paper. The room fell quiet as the students intently watched the teacher demonstrate how to write the first stroke. There are 8 basic strokes for Chinese characters. The students practiced the heng(horizontal) stroke first. They dipped their brushes in ink and practice at least 10 times on newspaper before they try writing on the white paper ...

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KL-YES Pre-Departure Orientations Pakistan 2012

YES is a one year live and study in the USA program supported by Bureau of Culture and Education-US Dept. of State and lead by American Councils in 40 countries around the world. This year, 108 students from Pakistan will fly to U.S.A. and be the cultural ambassadors of Pakistan. This video shows how the Pre-departure orientations held in Karachi, Pakistan helped these 108 students grow and learn. They all will be leaving for United States in August, 2012.

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SchoolNet South Africa hosts Tudor Clee who is creating an amazing 'Touchable Earth' app for tablets

SchoolNet South Africa hosts Tudor Clee who is creating an amazing 'Touchable Earth' app for tablets | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

‘Touchable Earth’ is going to be designed as an application for tablets to provide engaging, easy, hands-on information for children in countries across the world. The aim of the project is to capture children in their authentic environments to showcase indigenous culture, schooling, friends and every day facts about the participating country.

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Pakistani student shines in US

Pakistani student shines in US | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

Islamabad  There are many talented young people in Pakistan — both boys and girls — who excel in the classroom and out of it if given the opportunity and encouragement ...

 

Meet Malik Nabeel Ahmed, an exchange student from the Tulsa Road branch of the SLS and Montessori School System, who went to the United States for ten months and came home with a bundle of medals; certificates and letters of appreciation from his teachers; community leaders and the family he lived with. Always a bright student, Nabeel was selected — along with students from other schools — by the International Education and Resource Network (IEARN) part of the Youth Exchange Studies (YES) programme from among hundreds of applicants after passing the required tests.

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Marriage Customs in the U.S.

Marriage Customs in the U.S. | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

This past May global educator, Marva Miles, and her students at Benjamin Banneker High School in College Park, Georgia, explored marriage customs across the country from the eyes of mixed race couples, same gender couples and couples who live and work together. They also took time to interview a lawyer and religious leader as part of their participation in the Marriage Customs and Traditions global project. ...

 

The Marriage Customs Around the world project is co-facilitated by Marva, Ubayy Arafeh in Palestine and Abdellah Ghazi in Morocco and will start up again this coming September.

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ROTA hosts iEARN-Arabia meeting

ROTA hosts iEARN-Arabia meeting | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
“By organizing this initial meeting, and future conferences and workshops for Arabic speaking teachers , iEARN Arabia aims to improve teaching skills amongst the participating countries through the increased use of Project Based Learning (PBL),” says ROTA Online Education Manager, Mr. Pascal Siegel .

 

As well as enabling iEARN-Arabia to maximize its reach, raise funds and establish an official and recognized status, delegates attending the iEARN-Arabia meeting discussed the potential to develop and support iEARN projects relating to Arabic language and other themes central to ROTA’s mission..

 

“By promoting PBL in subjects that are taught in the Arabic language such as religious studies, humanities and Arabic literature, iEARN Arabia would improve teaching and learning and help Arabic speaking teachers and students acquire 21st century skills,” adds Essa Al Mannai.

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16 hrs time difference - Wayllan in #taiwansc2012 & #PeterCopen in #USA #Skype #iEARN #learningcircles

16 hrs time difference - Wayllan in #taiwansc2012 & #PeterCopen in #USA #Skype #iEARN #learningcircles | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it
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NSLI-Y India Summer Newsletter

NSLI-Y India Summer Newsletter | iEARN in Action | Scoop.it

"NSLI-Y Pune representatives Beverly and Jacie delivered a speech to the audience stressing the diversity of the NSLI-Y group and expressing an overall sentiment of eagerness for NSLI-Y students to share this diversity while learning about individual Indian families. ...

 

"I began my speech with a Hindi greeting which evoked an immediate positive reaction from the audience. I could tell that everyone present was excited about the cross-cultural journey that we were all about to begin. ”

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