SchoolNet is a volunteer supporter and promoter of iEARN and we would like to give this project from iEARN some prominence since it will greatly benefit our SchoolNet members. It is a call for participation in learning circles - a project we have always supported. The original post can be found here.
Global Collaboration Made Easy!
Looking for a way to connect your students with global peers? Sign up by January 22nd for the January 30 - May 25 session of iEARN Learning Circles.
What is a Learning Circle?Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. Over 15 weeks, you and your students will have a chance to work with a small number of classrooms from around the world on a Learning Circle theme of your choice.
The structure of a Learning Circle comes from its design of phases. The first phase, "Getting Ready" at the start of the course, prepares you for participation in the project. In the following phases you get to know other circle members and progress to working together under your selected theme, but with your own curriculum. Your circle closes with each classroom presenting a final product that demonstrates the quality of learning that has taken place. Learn more about Learning Circles.
How to sign up
Registration deadline has been extended to January 22. Sign up now before all spots are filled.
To participate in an iEARN Learning Circle, educators must first be registered in iEARN, and then login to the iEARN Collaboration Centre and fill out the January 30 - May 25, 2013 Learning Circles Placement Form.
The direct URL for Learning Circle registration form is http://collaborate.iearn.org/space-11/join
In addition to hands-on support throughout the session, educators have access to a comprehensive Learning Circles Teachers Guide to lead them through all the steps of participating in an iEARN Learning Circle.