Organizations and initiatives that are connecting U.S. and international educators in a variety of hightech and lowtech ways!

iEARN(International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest nonprofit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

ConnectAllSchools is an initiative of iEARN that seeks to connect all schools in the United States to another school in the world by 2016. Connecting schools provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to another culture as well as for teachers to incorporate ideas of global competence in the classroom and curricula. The website offers a platform for schools to share their stories and projects. 

WorldWiseSchools is a Peace Corps program for schools, offering speakers on global topics, correspondence with a current Peace Corps volunteer, lesson plans, teacher guides, videos and global education links.

Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning is an initiative to provide resources to educators and schools about global education. Resources include information on policy initiatives, world languages, funding, and strategies to incorporate global competence and global learning into the classroom. 

For more examples, you can visit the National Peace Corps Association's Education Program or find ideas on the State Alumni website 

1 comment :

  1. I would add epals to this list: As a math teacher I have found more math based projects on this site than on iearn, and it is free.