iEARN-USA

Year started: 1988
Audience(s): K-12 teachers, all curriculum areas
Who Started It: Peter Copen, Founder
# Members: 4,500 US teachers, 50,000 teachers worldwide
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iEARN-USA, a founding member of the iEARN global consortium, coordinates the network’s online professional development courses, hosts a safe and secure online collaboration platform for student and teacher interaction, and provides developmental assistance to iEARN programs worldwide. iEARN now daily engages an estimated 2 million youth and educators in more than 40,000 schools in 130 countries in 30 languages.

iEARN-USA is a leader in initiatives such as "Connect All Schools," a consortium of more than 100 partners whose goal it is to connect every school in the US with the world by 2016, and “Exchange 2.0,” a campaign to blend new media technologies with proven processes and pedagogy for cross-cultural dialogue and education that teach critical skills for effective citizenship and leadership in the globalized 21st century.

iEARN-USA is the author of the US Department of Education’s Teacher’s Guide to International Collaboration on the Internet and is a founding partner of the US Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Program. iEARN was a 2004 Tech Museum Laureate, in the Education category. In 2010, iEARN was ranked the highest of projects highlighted by the K-12 Task Force for the US Summit and Initiative for Citizen Diplomacy.
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Added on Jun 29, 2012
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4 Responses to iEARN-USA

  1. Peter Copen says:

    24 years of consistent outcomes of K-12 children globally making a meaningful difference in the world as part of their educational process. A global community/family of dedicated professionals mostly volunteers. Remarkable!

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  2. Rajib Lochan Das says:

    I like most about this community is the continuous voluntary effort of thousands of teachers to enhance the quality of education at their parts of the world with whatever limited technological facilities available. Sharing regional experiences on any small truth of life is the greatest way to learn, because universal theories may appear with different implications and applications in different parts of the world.

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  3. iEARN is a fabulous community of people who have done so much for teachers, children and education. They have been incredibly supportive of our little community of Early Childhood Educators. I cannot Thank them enough for spreading good cheer, inclusiveness, generosity- and fun!

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  4. Nawrez Hsayri says:

    This community teaches both teachers and pupils to enjoy life in its fullest meanig ,being a person,a worker and an active citizen as well as to organize time and group .Indeed,we get a lot of experience about how to deal with situations and authentic crisis:leadership,team work and self-criticism. It teaches us how to share things,how to tolerate mistakes and how to exchange knowledge

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