Sessions

#Decarbonize: Decolonize at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This project, #Decarbonize: Decolonize, was initiated by the Centre for Global Education, under the aegis of Mr.Terry Godwaldt, with Carrie Karsgaard as the Project Leader. Students from almost 30 countries participated, including iEARN members India, Peru and Morocco. The students from these countries conducted...

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Advancing 21st Century Skills through Global Collaboration at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this session, the facilitator will be sharing about the need to have schools prepare students for a future that is technology dependent. Schools need to prepare students and teachers for a change that is even more rapid than ever before, for jobs that have not yet been created, for societal challenges that we can...

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Atlas of Diversity at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This ignite will show through 20 slides what ATLAS OF DIVERSITY, an innovative educational tool and project that can change your educational practice, is. We will talk about our project experience and how educators can work cooperatively and collaboratively between centers, covering common themes and thus showing...

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Be Selfish, Be Kind - A New Project Idea at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Be Selfish Be Kind This session will introduce a new project idea for "changing thoughts", "changing perspective", and "changing lifestyles" to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. We often say it is our responsibility to save our planet so that our coming generation can live happy and healthy life. Through...

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Bridging Cultures through Holiday Card Exchange Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The session shows the international collaboration among schools from different countries and how this helps students to understand more about other countries' culture and traditions.

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Building BRIDGEs: iEARN and the SDGs at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this session, the facilitator will share a student project, inspired by the iEARN Project, Be Kind, Don't Leave Them Behind, that addressed SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Participants will also be able to share how their projects aligned with the SDGs, along with the impact that their projects...

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Building iEARN Africa at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The African continent is undergoing many important changes at all levels. It is also a continent with huge opportunities for youth and yet these same youth don’t have equal opportunities in education given the high rates of illiteracy. iEARN is expanding in many African countries and we would be very happy to...

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Change Makers through Knowledge to Action at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Knowledge to Action (K2A) is a Design Thinking Framework, influenced by Stanford University’s Design School. This framework provides all students with a unique opportunity to collaborate using creativity, innovative thinking and global competencies to convert their learning into positive action. This action has...

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Coding To Develop Global Competencies at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this lab we will briefly look at how students in India and Canada collaborated with one another to design and create objects made from 90% recycled objects that were coded to perform simple tasks. You will then spend the majority of the time working with others to replicate what they did. You will use Micro:Bits...

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Connecting Reading for All Languages, Subjects, and Ages to the SDG's at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Participate in this book club session to hear and share recommendations for books that connect to the SDG's for all ages and reading levels.  Many books will be on display as well.  We will discuss various activities which engage students in sharing their insights, knowledge and collaborative projects based on...

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Connecting Youth, Making a Difference: Our 15 Years in iEARN at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this ignite, Hiroshi shares his experience in participating in iEARN Conferences with youth from his school for more than 15 years. iEARN conference has a great chance to meet hundred people from more than 40 countries at once. We get many friends all over the world in this week. This conference will contribute...

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Create to Learn, Learn to Create: A Student Exchange between Pune, India and Wyevale Ontario, Canada at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Imagine the joy when two iEARN schools are brought together to work on an ongoing project to investigate and take action on recycling and the importance in preserving our planet. For the past two years, 2017 and 2018, students in Pune, India and Wyevale, Ontario, Canada have collaborated on projects with an...

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Creating and Sustaining Global Partnerships: How to Make Friends and Influence SDG’s at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

At this round table discussion, we will discuss the various ways we have met global partners, what makes partnerships successful, ways to overcome obstacles that make sustaining partnerships challenging, and why it’s important to collaborate with global partners in teaching and achieving the SDG’s.

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Creating Fertile Spaces for Refugees - Issues and Answers at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This session is about reimagining refugee work from being a community or school burden to being an opportunity for growth and enrichment. The use of the phrase “create fertile spaces” highlights the intent of this positive mindset and serves to counter the commonly held deficit mindset regarding refugee...

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Developing Critical Thinking and Social Responsibility through Global Youth Service Day at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The session will highlight the best practices of developing student critical thinking and social responsibility, promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels through iEARN-Moldova...

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Diversity and Multicultural Heritage in "Folk Costumes Around the Globe" Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The presentation will showcase the experience of successful collaborative project work developed by students and teachers from over 60 countries in the “Folk Costumes Around the Globe” iEARN project. In the context of globalization the students' awareness of the role of folk costumes in strengthening the...

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Early Peoples Symbols Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This Ignite Talk will share a variety of examples of students' research investigations from around the globe about Early People who lived in their communities in the past. Examples will demonstrate a variety of artistic symbolic representations of the early people and technology presentations created by the...

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Engaging Large Groups of Students in iEARN Projects at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Round table discussion on strategies educators can use to engage large groups of students in iEARN projects by offering choice. Discussion will also include the benefits and challenges of allowing choice, making connections to existing curriculum, and tools teachers can use to assess student learning.

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Flip to Learn, Learn to Serve, and Serve to Learn at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Flip to Learn, Learn to Serve, and Serve to Learn is a sub-project in iEARN's International Film Club. This project, conducted at OKE Language Center in Morocco, uses flipped learning and film to engage youth in the learning process and inspire them to take action in their community, with active parent...

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Fostering Growth Mindset in the Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

“Growth mindset” has become a buzzword when we talk about teaching and learning. Understanding and fostering a growth mindset in students has become a priority for teachers across all education levels. Having a growth mindset is about the belief that someone can learn and improve. To help shape students’...

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Global Collaboration to Boost Quality Education: A Case Study from Sierra Leone at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Our Session will raise awareness and engage participants in a discussion about quality education using a case study from Sierra Leone.  Around the globe, and especially in one of the poorest countries in the world, Sierra Leone, there is a huge quality of education divide between the rich and the poor. We aim to...

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GOMI on EARTH at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

During the session, participants quickly experience each step (PART I to PART III) of the GOMI on EARTH project. (GOMI is Japanese for waste). You are “GOMI detectives” at Part I. You follow its long journey to final destination on EARTH. You face "World GOMI Reality“ at Part II. And you are "GOMI...

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Hands for Peace: An Intercultural Experience, Brazil - Japan at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this session, presenters will invite the audience to express what gestures represent Peace in their countries. The presenters will make a short introduction on how the iEARN project Hands for Peace was first conceived, and how it was implemented before becoming an iEARN project.  The co-presenter will also...

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High Quality Discussion Posts at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Would you like to improve the quality of student writing on discussion boards? This interactive workshop will help! Learn to guide students' posts that show a high level of academic engagement with course material and personal stories. The facilitator will share instructional design and experience of her first online...

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How to Boost Teachers and Students' Motivation for Online Global Collaborative Projects at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The presenter will discuss how enhancing learning motivation in global education is effective when face-to-face meetings are held by country coordinators and facilitators, interesting and challenging activities are suggested by course designers, clear and supportive guidance is provided, positive and constructive...

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How to Engage Students in Sustainable Goals: Peace and Environment at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This session will focus on how to engage students in the sustainable goals related to peace and the environment. The following two iEARN projects will be presented: 1) Talking Kites in the Footsteps of J. Korczak and 2) Daffodils and Tulips.

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IDEA: Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Diversity and Inclusion at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Dio and Diana will share about IDEA, which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equality Ambassadors. IDEA Is a peer-to-peer mentoring initiative whose mission is to support diverse and underrepresented groups of students on the NSLI-Y program.

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iEARN Empowering Youth at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The presenter will talk about the impact of iEARN projects, Kamla Nehru Public School India had on its students and teachers. The school joined iEARN in 2015, and about 30 teachers and  1100+ students took part in various iEARN projects/programs.

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iEARN Girl Rising Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00 PM

This session will explore the connections, learning, and outcomes of the Girl Rising project. In 2017, the following countries participated in the project: Japan, Morocco, Israel, Uganda, India, Georgia, and the United States. Topics of this session will include students use of FlipGrid technology to enhance...

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iEARN Global Learning Circles 2018: Developing Exciting Project Ideas at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

iEARN Global Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based learning activities among a small number of schools located throughout the world.  They have been a standard project offered by iEARN since 1994.  Twice a year many teachers and students develop project Ideas and work together to research, share...

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Inspire Girls Project with World Computer Exchange at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This roundtable discussion will share about the Inspire Girls Project and include a discussion about how can we improve the existing resources, what are other resources that should be added, what other models might be good to explore, and if any participants know of other organizations that could help on the Inspire...

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Integration of iEARN Projects in Your Curriculum at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Join Laura for a Roundtable discussion about the integration of iEARN projects in our class curriculum. What are the challenges and success stories? How do you access student learning? What projects do you presently participate in or are interested in that connect to the Sustainable Development Goals for the coming...

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International Film Club - Join Us! at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This is a quick tour of the first year of activity for our new iEARN Project: The International Film Club.  Participants will learn what the project is, how we got started, how to join, the results our first year with students in Morocco, Israel, and the US. Films we have seen include: Gran Torino, Homeless to...

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Introducing the Mutually Adaptive Learning Paradigm - How to Help Refugees Arriving with Limited Formal Education at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This is a workshop on how to help refugees adjust to school both culturally and academically when they have extreme dissonance as a result of limited prior experiences with formal education, literacy, and subject matter content. The workshop gives participants practical recommendations with tools to implement them...

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KOSKO: Futuros Maestros en iEARN [KOSKO: Future Teachers in iEARN] at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Presentación de las actividades en cuatro países llevadas a cabo en IEARN por profesores y sus futuros maestros. Profesores de instituciones de preparación de maestros nos cuentan sus experiencias con los intercambios entre futuros maestros. 

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Let's Play: First Day with Your Team at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

At the beginning of the school year, it is important to build strong communities and communication within your teams. This could be in your classroom or with team of teachers at your school. This session will cover fun and engaging activities you can use to get your team off to the right start, creating a comfortable...

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Long-term Impact of iEARN's Online Collaborative Project-Based Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This session is a panel discussion, consisting of educators who were early adopters of iEARN's network.  The interactive discussion will explore how teacher and student collaborative experiences have had an impact over the past 30 years. Teachers are quick to observe the immediate transformation in student...

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Magical Math on Fingertips at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Today, mathematics is typically learned as a routine process to acquire a degree except for a few instances. But everybody should appreciate the beauty of mathematics and realize the importance of learning the same. India has been a treasure-house of knowledge for thousands of years. This workshop will provide a...

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My Hero at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The presenter will introduce the My Hero website and discuss how her class has been involved with Learning Circles, connecting her class directly with others around the world. The My Hero website explores the best in humanity through stories, essays, artwork, film and audio recordings. Participants should bring...

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MY World 360°: Empowering the Next Generation of SDG Journalists at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Recognizing the experiential storytelling potential of immersive technologies like virtual reality, Digital Promise Global, the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, and Oculus have launched MY World 360°, supporting youth worldwide to create 360° media as a way to share their perspectives and advance positive...

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Professional Learning through Action Research at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Learning is a joyful activity and when you make your place of work into your place of learning, every day holds engaging surprises. Action Research is a form of inquiry that involves taking action and understanding the outcomes from actions.  iEARN teachers know how to take action.  Action research adds to this...

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Roundtable Discussion about HyperDocs and Virtual Reality Fun at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Discussion with other colleagues about technology for the global classroom with useful tools such as HyperDocs, Padlet, Prezi, digital journals, virtual reality apps, etc.

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Student Empowerment for Community Transformation at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

The session explores the opportunities and skills for engaging high school students into community development projects or activities and the benefits or skills students acquire. We will briefly share about our project under CIVICS, when we carried out a Community Cancer Awareness and Screening Project with the...

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The Beauty of Folk Art: Making Your Own Chinese Paper Cuts and Hakka Paper Umbrellas at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In this workshop, the iEARN Taiwan team will introduce the art of Chinese paper cutting and Hakka oil-paper umbrellas. Participants will enjoy the beauty of traditional folk art and will experience easy steps to make their own paper cuts and paint a paper umbrella. In the session, you will learn about Taiwanese folk...

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The Learning Circles Summit at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Learning Circles is the longest continuous running online collaborative project for students in K -12 schools throughout the world. We are celebrating our 30th year of setting the standard for student-based online collaborative project work. The goal of this meeting is bring together all prior Learning Circle...

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Touchable Earth at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Tudor Clee has been instrumental in traveling all over the world and bringing it closer for kids to learn about other cultures. Julie Constantino will share all that her students have done in a year to use the Touchable Earth app to immerse her students in a year-long study of the world around them. This is a fun and...

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Tres proyectos bilingues en iEARN: Ecoselfie, Machinto y Amigos at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Presentación de tres proyectos bilingües facilitados por el centro iEARN Orillas: Ecoselfie, Machinto y Amigos. Ecoselfie es un proyecto dirigido a concienciar a los estudiantes sobre el cuidado del ambiente, mientras que en Amigos y Machinto se enfatiza la amistad, la tolerancia, la inclusión y la paz. Estos...

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Using the Collaboration Centre and Video Conferencing Tools in your iEARN Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Two of the most common forms of connection in iEARN projects are forum discussions and video conferencing. Mastering these technology tools will allow educators to make their iEARN projects more interactive, collaborative and global. The presenters in this session will demonstrate best practices in using the...

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Virtual Volunteers for Education - Two pilot projects involving Classes in Turkey, Ghana and the USA at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

Roundtable participants will present the theory of one-on-one mastery learning theory developed by Benjamin Bloom (Bloom's Taxonomy) in the mid-1980s.  Since technology was not available in those years to take one-on-one tutoring to scale, it was not deemed feasible.  Now that iEARN and others have demonstrated...

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World Computer Exchange and iEARN at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite Talk (5 min)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This ignite talk will give a quick summary about the background and services of World Computer Exchange and how it is working with iEARN in several developing countries by shipping refurbished computers loaded with educational content, by involving iEARN country coordinators, and involving teachers in helping them...

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World Computer Exchange and iEARN at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

This discussion session is open to iEARN Country Coordinators and trainers to explore opportunities and resources for computers with educational content with World Computer Exchange. It is a quick summary about the background and services of World Computer Exchange and how it is working with iEARN in several...

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YES SDG Virtual Summit at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop (1 hour)   Location: To Be Determined
Date: To Be Determined   Time: To Be Determined

In April 2018 iEARN's YES program team organized a Sustainable Development Goal Virtual Summit. Fifteen YES alumni from nine different countries presented on service projects they developed and implemented within their own community. Each session and project aligned with a specific SDG. Attendees from around the...

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