Saturday, March 24, 2012

iEarn (International Education and Resource Network)

When I become a teacher I really would like to do something that would connect my students with other students across the world exposing them to other cultures, ideas and religions. I really wouldn't mind working with iEARN (International Education and Resource Network). The non -profit organization is made up of 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. It allows students to work on educational projects with their peers in other countries. These projects are significant.They teach students about major issues and concerns going on in other countries and allow them to work together on a common goal.   For example, a classroom in Colorado helped their peers in Botswana participate in a project titled the Eradication of Malaria. Students analyze causes and effects as well as prevention and the treatment of Malaria. I feel that something like this can expand a student's perception and strengthen their reason as well as teach them that they themselves are capable of creating change no matter age,ethnicity,economic background,etc. To see the impact that iEARN can have on a student you can watch the video above.

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  1. Thank you for sharing you passion for teaching and global collaborative learning. Our website has resources you can use to as your working towards your teaching degree Please do keep in touch.