Sessions

Girls: Health and Well-being at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1315
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

The participants from different countries at the round table will discuss about the importance given to educating a girl child. Participants will list the common policies. Participants will discuss about the innovative/ new policies from different countries especially for the well-being of girls in the schools...

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The Impact of Global Learning on Students at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

This ignite will show the impact of iEARN projects in general on my students and our teachers in Qurtobah Basic Mixed School in Palestine.Our students are confident of them selves.They have discovered and developed their skills.

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#Decarbonize: Decolonize at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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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3D Printing at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

Mitchel will demonstrate the process of 3D printing, starting with generating a file, to loading the printer, to printing and final product.  There will be two 3D printers for viewing - one will be in operation and one will be opened to view all the individual parts.

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3D Printing at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Mitchel will demonstrate the process of 3D printing, starting with generating a file, to loading the printer, to printing and final product.  There will be two 3D printers for viewing - one will be in operation and one will be opened to view all the individual parts.

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3D Printing at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

Mitchel will demonstrate the process of 3D printing, starting with generating a file, to loading the printer, to printing and final product.  There will be two 3D printers for viewing - one will be in operation and one will be opened to view all the individual parts.

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3D Printing and Sustainable Product Development at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1330
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session will introduce 3D printing and it's impact on current and future manufacturing trends. Participants will learn about technologies associated with producing parts, see a part being made, and have hands-on time with a disassembled 3D printer to learn how it works

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A BettHER World at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1328
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

A BettHER World is a roundtable discussion that will explore pressing global issues affecting girls and women around the world and will serve as a platform for participants to discuss sustainable solutions aligned with Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 

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

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Auditorium
Date: Thursday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

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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Advancing Education through Community Outreach - A Case Study of Gayaza High School at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

The poster will showcase what Gayaza High School girls do in a community school. In line with SDG #4: Education for all, the school has been sending grade 8 girls to tutor Maths and English once to a nearby community primary school with less privileged  pupils. This gives the girls an opportunity to share their...

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Agricultural Practices at Gayaza High School, Uganda at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1316
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

In this Workshop Session the students will share about the different activities undertaken at the farm with an aim of skilling them to be extension workers in their communities. In grade 8, the students are taught how to grow vegetables. They till till the land, care for the crops and are taught better methods of...

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Agricultural Practices at Gayaza High School, Uganda at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

In this Session the students will share about the different activities undertaken at the farm with an aim of skilling them to be extension workers in their communities. In grade 8, the students are taught how to grow vegetables. They till till the land, care for the crops and are taught better methods of crop...

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ALL IN at the iEARN Conference

Type: Keynote   Location: Auditorium
Date: Friday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Gian Paul Gonzalez’s keynote presentation discusses the keys to helping empower you as a global citizen to truly commit to your goals despite the obstacles which will try to hinder the type of “ALL IN” commitment you need for success. His passionate storytelling describes the origination of a phrase birthed...

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Are you PREPARED? at the iEARN Conference

Type: Keynote   Location: Auditorium
Date: Thursday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

Mobilising today's youth can play a critical role in bringing sustainable development. How do we know if we are ready? This inspiring session will let you find out more about the traits of being an ideal changemaker

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Atlas of Diversity at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

ATLAS OF DIVERSITY is an innovative educational tool that can change your educational practice. This poster will be a visual synthesis about our project experience and how educators can work cooperatively and collaboratively between centers. Atlas is a site that aims at collecting the characteristics proper of...

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Atlas of Diversity at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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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Authentic Activism Aligned to Civic Standards - Demo and Invitation to Collaborate at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1101
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Deedly.com is an organization that combines cutting edge, high interest video content, technology, activism work, and real-time impact on 21st century issues. The presenter will give an overview of the problem this technology and curriculum solve, and how Deedly is uniquely engaging teachers to lead this new...

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Awesome App Exploration at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This is a self-exploration of a collection of awesome apps for teachers! During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a space set up for attendees to explore a long list of recommended applications related to classroom teaching and global education. Bring your own device, explore the apps, and discuss with others...

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Awesome App Exploration at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

This is a self-exploration of a collection of awesome apps for teachers! During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a space set up for attendees to explore a long list of recommended applications related to classroom teaching and global education. Bring your own device, explore the apps, and discuss with others...

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Awesome App Exploration at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

This is a self-exploration of a collection of awesome apps for teachers! During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a space set up for attendees to explore a long list of recommended applications related to classroom teaching and global education. Bring your own device, explore the apps, and discuss with others...

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Best Out of Waste at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1329
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

Participants will get an opportunity to create various artifacts from reused/recycle material.

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BRIDGE Program Meetup: Sharing Stories of Impact and Reflections at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

This roundtable discussion will be a space for those in the BRIDGE Program to meet one another face to face, share stories and reflect on their experiences. We welcome anyone who has been involved in BRIDGE - educators, facilitators, country coordinators, partners, etc. 

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Bridging Cultures through Holiday Card Exchange Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

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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Bringing Global Competence Into Practice: A Panel Discussion at the iEARN Conference

Type: Keynote   Location: Auditorium
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

Global competence, defined by OECD, is “the capacity to examine global and intercultural issues, to take multiple perspectives, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development.” Classrooms and other...

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Bringing iEARN Projects into the Classroom; BRIDGE Program Experience at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

I will give a presentation on my class experience of bringing BRIDGE's program into my class and how it helped my students to have hands on the experiments through implementation, observation, interpretation and comparison and finally publication. I'll show how this project can open door for further research and...

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Bringing the SDGs to Your Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet and are the perfect framework for incorporating global competence in curriculum and lesson plans. In this fast-paced idea session, teachers will build their own competence as they determine...

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Building 360 VR Immersive Experiences (A) at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1330
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

Students will experience 360 VR encounters exposing them to the new technology and its impact upon the senses through immersive learning. The students will then participate in a discussion with the staff of SCIL Labs to explore this structure, design, and execution process of creating 360 VR experiences.

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Building 360 VR Immersive Experiences (B) at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1330
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Students will experience 360 VR encounters exposing them to the new technology and its impact upon the senses through immersive learning. The students will then participate in a discussion with the staff of SCIL Labs to explore this structure, design, and execution process of creating 360 VR experiences.

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Building BRIDGEs: iEARN and the SDGs at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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   Location: Room 1308
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

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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Building Leadership for Global Education at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Building Leadership for Global Education Round Table will focus on current projects at International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) that address this critical need. Participants can share their education organizations other innovative programming.

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Building Peace Through Traditions at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1316
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

This ignite talk will enable youth to become citizens of the world through a better understanding of the specificity of each other's culture and understanding and encourage youth to share with their international partners. Students proudly display the traditional dances and songs from their culture and highlight...

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Change Makers through Knowledge to Action at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

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   Location: Room 1106
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

In this interactive workshop we will briefly examine how and why coding can be integrated into a 21st century curriculum. We will then spend most of the time allowing you to: 1) Access free coding resources and work through self paced activities to learn how to code2) See how you can set up and monitor your class3)...

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Coding To Develop Global Competencies at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1329
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:20 AM

Coding is a fun and engaging activity that teaches us far more than just how to code. It need not be an isolated, lonely activity done in your parent's basement. Instead, coding can help to develop many of the so called 21st Century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity,...

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Colonization of Mars at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1316
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

This session will ask some big questions, such as what will happen if we don't solve our ecological issues on earth. How do we go about colonizing Mars? This will be a fun session to think creatively and decide what can we do on our planet, and what would we want to recreate on Mars?  The more time goes by, the...

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Connecting Reading for All Languages, Subjects, and Ages to the SDGs at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Library
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

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 the Sustainable Development Goals to Global Teaching and Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1307
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Are you and your students engaging in global learning projects related to the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals or are you interested in doing so? Join us to learn more about how educators have embraced these 17 global goals, connected them to their standards and explored these challenges with their students. You...

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

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

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 India and Canada at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

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   Location: Room 1308
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

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   Location: Room 1306
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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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Designing and Facilitating an iEARN Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session is for current and/or future iEARN Project Facilitators with at least one year of significant iEARN project experience. During the workshop and discussion, we will explore and share how to design and manage an effective iEARN global project. We will review strategies for project design and planning;...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

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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Developing Global Citizenship at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1315
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

Global citizenship is the need of the hour. The participants  will explore, exchange, and collaborate on various global issues and provide pathways to tackle the same. The session will emphasize on the concept and aspects of global citizenship through different interactive activities. It will also promote the...

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Diversity and Inclusion at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1329
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This will focus on minority population around the world and being more inclusive of diverse populations. The roundtable session will be an in-depth conversation that analyzes the diverse groups within our own communities and how they are included into our society. We will discuss what steps we as youth are taking to...

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Diversity and Inclusion (2) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1328
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

This will focus on minority population around the world and being more inclusive of diverse populations. The roundtable session will be an in-depth conversation that analyzes the diverse groups within our own communities and how they are included into our society. We will discuss what steps we as youth are taking to...

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

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

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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Dreaming Without Borders: Values, Dreams, and SDGs at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1306
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

Dreaming Without Borders is about collecting our shared dreams, connecting them to our own values, and creating networks of people everywhere with aligned values, shared dreams, and a commitment to positive change--in their own lives and the life we all share on this planet. We will present the vision and...

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Dreamline: Connecting the World through Shared Dreams, Values, and SDGs. at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1315
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Students declare and share their dreams with the world by using words and art to create physical Dream Flags on cloth, connecting them to a line, and sharing them in local communities and globally through the Dreamline mobile app and website. The Dreamline website and mobile app bring the dreams and aspirations of...

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Early Peoples Symbols Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

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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Editing Wikipedia Articles at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

The presenter, Rebecca Hodges, will show attendees how she teaches her students to edit and contribute to the global collaborative encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The purpose of this session is to equip teachers to feel more confident, comfortable, and skilled to facilitate their students writing and editing Wikipedia...

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Embracing Sustainability with Teddy Bear Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

This ignite will present the experience of grade 4 students from Patai Udom Suksa School and Beaconhills College in the Teddy Bear project. We found that our students enjoyed our collaboration and learned more from each other about our different cultures. It is more motivating and inspiring when students have...

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ENACT: Promoting World Peace through Theater and Role Play at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

At this ENACT interactive workshop, teachers will observe and participate in ENACT’s use of theater games and role play activities that will help them understand and gain tools to assess behavior and better manage their classrooms.  In addition, participants will share their experiences in relation to...

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

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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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Enhancing Youth Creativity and Citizenship through Digital Storytelling at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

The workshop will showcase best practices of the iEARN-Moldova EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Youth Voice Project that aims to teach educators and youth about the importance of online digital storytelling as a powerful tool to develop 21st century skills and raise awareness about the project key themes, such...

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Enhancing Youth Creativity and Citizenship through Digital Storytelling at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1317
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

The workshop will showcase the best practices of the iEARN-Moldova EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Youth Voice Project that aims to teach educators and youth about the importance of online digital storytelling as a powerful tool to develop 21st century skills and raise awareness about the project key themes,...

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Finding My Voice Through Advocating for the SDGs at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1317
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

I will be sharing my journey of how I started here in the US as a shy immigrant and how I became an outspoken advocate for the SDGs.  All of this began after my experience attending and speaking at the 2013 iEARN Youth Summit in Qatar!  As a recent high school graduate and an incoming freshman of the College of...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

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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Folk and Culture Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

The Folk and Culture project enables students to learn facts about the history of folk and culture and to engage in conversation about the bygone era of culture and folk dances and drama. Students discuss the forgotten folk and culture of various countries and contribute their views in the form of a data bank, which...

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Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

“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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From Online Meetings to Real Friendship at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1317
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

We will briefly describe the importance of youth online meetings between Georgia and Korea and a week exchange program in Korea, that was fully dedicated to peace educational values and its improvement among students. Presentation will be dedicated to the experience of a brand-new country with incredible new...

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Girl Rising Project has Changed a Community's Perspective toward Women at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This presentation focuses on how an iEARN project, Girl Rising in this case, affected how a conservative community, like the Bedouin sector, to look differently at women. By organizing workshops and inviting members from the community to share what we have been doing with our students through iEARN projects affected...

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Girl Uprising at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1328
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

The presenters will give an ignite talk on how India is contributing significantly to the movement of quality education for girls. The talk would be supported by a visual. The presentation includes interviews of NGO directors, members and some girls of different communities who struggle to educate themselves in...

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Girl Uprising at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

The presenters will display a poster on how India is contributing significantly to the movement of quality education to girls.The students have been working on sub-topics under the theme- Quality Education such as: 1. Girl education and Child labor laws and rights in India 2. Action steps that can be taken by...

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

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

This 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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Global Friendship Project for Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

Learn how the Olympic and Paralympic Education for Tokyo2020 has been implemented in Tokyo & Japan and its practices and possible activities for a new iEARN project, not only for Tokyo2020 but also its following ones such as Beijing2022, Paris2024, and Los Angelos2028. 

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Global Learning for All: Building a Global "Title 1" School at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Auditorium
Date: Thursday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

In this Ignite Talk, participants will learn about how one DC public school is framing global issues through the SDGs and integrating them into instruction. There will be examples of social-emotional learning connections as well as learning opportunities for students and educators to develop their global...

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Global Partnerships Via STEM Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

The session will suggest start to finish implementation strategies to launching a successful STEM global project-based inquiry.  In providing a step by step account of how to successfully execute a global STEM project, educators will walk away with supportive referenced tools to use.  Some of the attention for a...

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Global STEM Implementation for Sustainability with African and Asian Nations at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Global projects emphasizing STEM content subsets, such as environmental, space science, and engineering will be used to illustrate a global STEM citizenship model via youth as global leaders. The presenter will highlight teacher and youth engagement in the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) platform led...

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GOMI on EARTH at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

During the session, participants quickly experience each step 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 activists” at Part III, where...

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

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1305
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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   Location: Room 1101
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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 Students Can Welcome Refugees into Our Communities (A) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1328
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

"How We as Students Can Better Welcome Refugees into Our Communities" will be a discussion on how we, as students, can better integrate and welcome refugees into our schools and communities.  The discussion will start with identifying why refugees leave their countries, then it will move to how refugees most likely...

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How Students Can Welcome Refugees into Our Communities (B) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1316
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

"How We as Students Can Better Welcome Refugees into Our Communities" will be a discussion on how we, as students, can better integrate and welcome refugees into our schools and communities.  The discussion will start with identifying why refugees leave their countries, then it will move to how refugees most likely...

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How to Boost Teacher and Student Motivation for Online Global Collaborative Projects at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

This interactive workshop and discussion will explore best practices for boosting student and teacher motivation in online global projects. Enhancing learning motivation in global education is effective when face-to-face meetings are held by country coordinators and facilitators, interesting and challenging...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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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Hunger at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

We will introduce a poster that describes the topic of hunger that we have actually experienced with activities

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HyperDocs and Virtual Reality Fun at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This roundtable session will facilitate a 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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IDEA: Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Diversity and Inclusion at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

IDEA hopes to present both the logistical and thematic visions of the committee. We hope to describe what it means to have inclusion, diversity, and equality abroad, through the means of supporting and outreaching to people of several backgrounds to participate in study abroad programs. In addition, we will...

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IDEA: Peer-to-Peer Mentoring for Diversity and Inclusion (Youth Summit) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1317
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

IDEA hopes to present both the logistical and thematic visions of the committee. We hope to describe what it means to have inclusion, diversity, and equality abroad, through the means of supporting and outreaching to people of several backgrounds to participate in study abroad programs. In addition, we will...

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Identity at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1315
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

We will need a cannon to share the images of our presentation. Social networks today have a strong influence on youth from diverse situations. They especially strengthen stereotypes that are still present despite various efforts to dismantle them.The biggest stereotype is gender. This separates people into two...

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iEARN Country Coordinators Meeting at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session is for current iEARN Country Coordinators (or experienced iEARN members who wish to apply to be the coordinator in a country without current representatives). During this training, the iEARN Executive Council and Assembly members will review important aspects and responsibilities of the role of country...

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iEARN Girl Rising Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

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   Location: Room 1306
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

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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iEARN-USA Global Education Ambassadors Meeting at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

This meeting is for current iEARN-USA Global Education Ambassadors (GEA) and current iEARN-USA educator members interested in growing as global education leaders.  This roundtable session will include networking activities for educators from the United States to connect and get to know educators from other parts of...

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Impact of Global Education on Student Achievement, Behaviors, and Attitudes at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

Web-based project education refers to learning and teaching that can be delivered anytime in any part of the globe to any student and teacher with internet access. This presentation aims to study the effects of using this technique, in the Palestinian schools, on the Palestinian students learning enhancement and...

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Impact of Projects and Exchanges at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This roundtable will start with a showcase project work and exchanges from Algeria. Following a presentation of the projects targeting students' civic engagement, the speaker will lead a discussion and debate about the importance of global collaboration and a sharing of experiences. 

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Impact of Projects and Exchanges in the BRIDGE Program at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

The poster will share ideas about project work using Project-Based Learning, which is an amazing way of working with learners in a more collaborative way, not only in a local classroom, but a global one. iEARN's BRIDGE Program is one way to engage in this kind of work. The poster will present the effects of online...

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Initial Steps to Global Competency: Supporting New and Future Teachers to Implement iEARN Projects at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

Are you a professor who works with future teachers? Are you a teacher who mentors new teachers who are embracing iEARN project work? In our workshop session, we will share how we used the iEARN Future Teacher project to build our future teachers’ global competencies, while at the same time exposing them to a...

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Inspire Girls Project with World Computer Exchange at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Many schools and communities around the world are struggling with how to keep girls in school and engage them with STEM subjects. The Inspire Girls Project is an initiative dedicated to developing connections and resources to empower girls to stay in school, inspire them to pursue career roles as leaders and...

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Integration of iEARN Projects in Your Curriculum at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

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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Interactive Livestreaming: GivingTV, Games & Global Good at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Discover a game changer! This presentation introduces the iEARN community to GivingTV: Broadcasting Philanthropy, an over-the-top (OTT) digital network connecting charitable causes, sponsors, audiences and live participants through programming that elevates, enriches and inspires change.  Drawing on the...

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Intercultural Communications for the Globally Engaged Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1306
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

In this interactive session, we will discuss the theory and concepts central to intercultural communication and practical application for educators engaged in conducting collaborations with other educators and classrooms internationally .   The session will concentrate on exploration of communication styles across...

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International Film Club - Join Us! at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

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 AFS Global Competence Readiness Index at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Today’s world is marked by complexities, challenges and opportunities that require knowing how to learn, work and live together across our many differences. To do this requires that our youth understand how to embrace diversity in all its forms as a crucial 21st century skill set.  AFS-USA offers educators a new...

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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   Location: Room 1103
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

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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Introduction to iEARN Projects Workshop at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session is for educators who are new iEARN members or interested in joining the network. In the workshop, we will explore iEARN’s model for collaboration - global project-based learning - and the platform, resources, and opportunities for participating in an exchange. Participants will learn how to find and...

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Introduction to iEARN Projects Workshop at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session is for educators who are new iEARN members or interested in joining the network. In the workshop, we will explore iEARN’s model for collaboration - global project-based learning - and the platform, resources, and opportunities for participating in an exchange. Participants will learn how to find and...

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IPCC Project - Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Cities at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This workshop will explore the IPCC project - Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Cities - initiated by the Centre for Global Education, Edmonton, Canada. In this project, students from 14 cities across the world were involved in research, developed blogs about climate changes seen and experienced by them in...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

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.  This session will be conducted in Spanish.

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Leading iEARN Workshops and Events in Your School or Community at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

Are you ready to share iEARN with the rest of your school or other educators in your area? Want to be a convener of global educators? During this workshop, facilitators will share best practices and knowledge on how to lead successful iEARN workshops, information sessions, and informal meet-ups for educators, school...

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Learning to Code in the Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Coding is a fun and engaging activity that teaches us far more than just how to code. It need not be an isolated, lonely activity done in your parent's basement. Instead, coding can help to develop many of the so called 21st Century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity,...

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Learning to Code in the Classroom at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

Coding is a fun and engaging activity that teaches us far more than just how to code. It need not be an isolated, lonely activity done in your parent's basement. Instead, coding can help to develop many of the so called 21st Century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity,...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1308
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

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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Let’s Think About Education from Classroom Style at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1328
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

We have different styles of classes depending on each country. The way we arrange our desks, the size of classrooms and the number of students. In one country, the teacher talks and the students listen silently. In another country, the teacher only gives a theme and the students will focus on a discussion on that...

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Leveraging Local Global Partnerships to Maximize Student Impact at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1101
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

The presenter will provide a high-level introduction of the work in DCPS, discussing specifically how the district carried out its commitment to global education for all students through its own whole-school program model: Global Studies Schools. The presenter will provide a high-level overview of the model, how it...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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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Machinto: Hiroshima for Peace at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

This session will include a project introduction and overview, a presentation about students from different countries collaborating on forums and video conferencing, student work from Taiwan and Catalonia, a Q&A session, and an activity for those present on origami cranes for peace or a poetry book about...

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Magical Math on Fingertips at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1101
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

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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Members of the iEARN Youth Learn by Doing at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

How will iEARN youth members learn by doing? By using the material by article, video, and pictures. This ignite will explore how teachers can guide students to read, watch, and explore a specific project using materials compiled and selected to best suit each student's age and language ability (eg in grade 1 they...

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Migrant Child Storytelling Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

This poster session presents the Migrant Child Storytelling Project and website.The poster will share photographs and stories of young migrants who have participated in the project and whose voices are featured on the project website. Ideas will be shared with iEARN educators for organizing storytelling activities...

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Mobile Science Exhibition at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Schools with meager resources in rural areas are unable to cater all round development of the students. But science is the password to better life. Awareness about cleanliness, sanitation, hygiene, eradication of blind faith & superstition needs to be brought about through science education. This is achieved...

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Mural Painting (Session 1) at the Youth Summit

Type: Activity   Location: Room 1314
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Over the course of the Youth Summit the iEARN Youth Summit Committee will be holding sessions where students can join together to show their global collaboration through artwork. Students will be working together to paint a mural that shows the importance of global collaboration that can be showcased at the end of...

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Mural Painting (Session 2) at the Youth Summit

Type: Activity   Location: Room 1314
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

Over the course of the Youth Summit the iEARN Youth Summit Committee will be holding sessions where students can join together to show their global collaboration through artwork. Students will be working together to paint a mural that shows the importance of global collaboration that can be showcased at the end of...

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Mural Painting (Session 3) at the Youth Summit

Type: Activity   Location: Room 1314
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

Over the course of the Youth Summit the iEARN Youth Summit Committee will be holding sessions where students can join together to show their global collaboration through artwork. Students will be working together to paint a mural that shows the importance of global collaboration that can be showcased at the end of...

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My Hero at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1329
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Participants will be encouraged to choose a hero — that should be positive, inspiring, and enhance/change peoples’ lives for the better, create digital art to raise awareness about issues students care about.  Identify areas where the hero shows inspiring and positive characteristics that youth would like...

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My Hero at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

My Hero is an interactive website where you can share stories, film, audio and artwork celebrating the best of humanity. Participants will receive information about My Hero and have the opportunity to sign up on the website. 

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My Hero at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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 Identity, Your Identity at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

This poster will display Grade 2 students' journey and steps taken to complete the My Identity, Your Identity project in iEARN. They have achieved great success after hard work and a feeling of patriotism that has grown in the students' hearts. 

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1307
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

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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On Global Mission: The power of Collaboration at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

Students  will be presenting posters on the power of the collaborations on the issue about global warming and use of microbits projects completed by New India School and Wyevale Public school, Canada. 

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On Global Mission: The Power of Collaboration at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1328
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

Isha will be presenting a small talk on the power of the collaborations on the issue about global warming.

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Paving the Digital Road towards Attaining the SDGs: Innovative Global Educator Curriculum and Successful uses of Technology at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

Through a brief presentation, introduction and subsequent interactive dialogue that will also include virtual co-presenter(s), I will highlight the impact of Teach-Now’s innovative and globally diverse educator curriculum. By using digital /technology tools and resources in combination with virtually connecting...

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Peace Education Camp at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1307
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

The session will share a future project ideas and ask for cooperation. Peace education is an essential component of quality basic education. We can define peace education as the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behavior changes that will enable children, youth...

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Peace Education Values at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1316
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

A presenter will read out the process of the group presentation,than he will define peace education and its values such as: love, empathy, understanding, sharing, cooperation and respect. We will discuss separately its values and the role in achieving a peaceful world. We will present our ideas, make a...

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Photography Workshop (A) at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1315
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

The photography workshop will teach the basics of photography composition and how to create and compose images using either a camera or a phone which can be used in visual storytelling.

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Photography Workshop (B) at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1315
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

The photography workshop will teach the basics of photography composition and how to create and compose images using either a camera or a phone which can be used in visual storytelling.

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PlayPosit: A Tool for Flipped Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

PlayPosit is a tool for interactive video lessons, commonly used in flipped learning. The teacher brings in a video (created or curated) and then adds in questions.  The video stops for the questions, students respond, get feedback, and the teacher can view all the responses.  Link to...

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Preserve Biodiversity at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1315
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

This project arises to inform and raise awareness among other individuals about the importance that conservation and the care of animal life represent in the preservation of biodiversity. The topic emerges when we witnessed that some animals from our local community were victims of abuse by some institutions...

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Professional Learning through Action Research at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1307
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

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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Project Based Learning - An Introduction to PBL and its Implementation at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

The session will outline the educator training process and implementation of iEARN PBL Projects within schools. The session also includes designing the elements that go into a project plan, the learning outcomes in alignment to the 21st century skills and the project outcomes, It also demonstrates how timelines and...

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Redefining Engagement with Technology Tools at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

The session will introduce attendees to Adobe Spark, WeVideo, and EdPuzzle. By the end of the session attendees will be able create beautiful images, videos and web pages. Attendees will also be able to hold student accountable when watching videos via YouTube. Links to...

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Running Online Educator Courses in the iEARN Network at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1306
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

Participants in this roundtable will engage in knowledge sharing and discussion about how to run successful online courses for educators in the iEARN network. Topics include, but are not limited to: structure, course content, technology tools and access, platforms, and course facilitation.  Presenters will...

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Solving Hunger in Egypt at the Youth Summit

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

My session is about zero hunger which is one of the 17 sustainable goals for 2030. I want to make like an open discussion in order to discuss important issues in the world. Also I would like to make some workshops and presentations to deliver to people that having a better wold is not just by writing some cool words...

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Sports for Inclusivity, Growth, Sustainable Development and Peace at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1317
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

The session will focus on the crucial role sports plays in our lives. It will further touch on how sports can be used as a tool to bring development in our communities, how it can help bring together people and other cultures, how sports has helped developed certain particular countries (case study will be provided)...

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STICK Project at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

This project will be carried out with secondary school students and the main objective is to measure the perimeter of the Earth, in a similar way to that used by Eratosthenes more than two thousand two hundred years ago. This activity will allow students to know old units of longitude, the inconveniences of their...

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Stitching Heritage, Tradition and Identity at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1103
Date: Thursday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

This practical workshop will teach educators to document their heritage in a fun way. Each participant in the workshop will be asked to draw something to present their culture and tradition. They will also be asked to do some embroidery and work with a small piece of hardanger fabric. The final product will be...

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Student Empowerment for Community Transformation at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

The session explores the opportunities and skills for engaging high school students in community development projects/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 students...

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Students Empowerment For Community Transformation at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

Learn about the opportunities and skills for engaging high school students into community development projects or activities and the benefits or skills students acquire. The poster will share the project under Civics, where students carried out a Community Cancer Awareness and Screening exercise. View...

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Success with Seesaw: Digital Student Portfolios at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

This session will provide a brief introduction to Seesaw, including what it is and real-life examples of how it can be used in the classroom. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw saves teachers time...

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Success with Seesaw: Digital Student Portfolios at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This session will provide a brief introduction to Seesaw, including what it is and real-life examples of how it can be used in the classroom. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw saves teachers time...

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Success with Seesaw: Digital Student Portfolios at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

This session will provide a brief introduction to Seesaw, including what it is and real-life examples of how it can be used in the classroom. Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work. Seesaw saves teachers time...

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Talking Kites at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Student Union
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

A tradition of flying kites with personal and group images of our dreams for a better world, in the footsteps of J. Korczak Students make kites to fly as a massive tribute dedicated to advancing the cultural and social dialog, a symbol of bridging the gap and understanding the "other." This will hopefully become...

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Teaching and Learning for Global Competence: Preparing for our Rapidly Changing World at the iEARN Conference

Type: Keynote   Location: Auditorium
Date: Friday   Time: 11:30 AM-12:20 PM

In the 21st century (and beyond), the skills and dispositions needed tothrive are dramatically different. We'll explore how education needs tochange to accommodate a rapidly changing, complex and interdependent globalcommunity, and how educators can leverage their power as agents of changeto build more inclusive,...

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Teaching and Learning Strategies at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

This ignite talk will give an overview of teaching and learning strategies from iEARN Zambia used for global projects.

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Teddy Bear Exchange Experience at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1329
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

I want to use slides to share what I think about the teddy bear exchange and explore ideas for new projects. 

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Teens Dream – Engaging Teens Globally on the UN SDGs (A) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1328
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

Teens Dream is a platform for teens to express, share and network around their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through virtual pages and meeting rooms known as Dream Hubs. Teens Dream also hosts an annual video competition aligning teens’ dreams with one of the SDGs...

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Teens Dream – Engaging Teens Globally on the UN SDGs (B) at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1330
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:20 AM

Teens Dream is a platform for teens to express, share and network around their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through virtual pages and meeting rooms known as Dream Hubs. Teens Dream also hosts an annual video competition aligning teens’ dreams with one of the SDGs...

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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   Location: Room 1308
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

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 Beauty of Folk Art: Making Your Own Chinese Paper Cuts and Hakka Paper Umbrellas at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1317
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

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 Experience of Running Multiple iEARN Projects at the Same Institution at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Auditorium
Date: Thursday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

This presentation focuses specifically on a personal experience with running several iEARN projects in one institution at the same time. The presentation will provide criteria for selecting the suitable projects for certain student population.  It will also highlight advantages and disadvantages of involving...

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The Farm Camp Initiative at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

This ignite talk will give a brief background on how one school got involved in agriculture and how the School Agricultural Innovation Platform was developed and evolved to where it is. It will highlight the objectives of the platform and the partnerships developed so far for the sustainability of the program. It...

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The Learning Circles Summit at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1308
Date: Monday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

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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The Most Delicious Ignite Talk at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1317
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

Proper nutrition is an important component of the development and health of the young body. The participants will show their attitude to the dishes of traditional national cuisine, to get acquainted with its useful properties and the danger of fast food. During the presentation, the listeners of the talk will be able...

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The Poetry of Constructing Peace: Empowering Students as Change Makers for an Era of Sustainability at the iEARN Conference

Type: Keynote   Location: Auditorium
Date: Tuesday   Time: 9:50-10:30 AM

Our youth are inheriting a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, and it is our responsibility as educators to foster their skills as intercultural change makers. Through student-led inquiry, authentic project-based learning, global and local partnerships founded in equity, and constructive...

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The Power of Digital Portfolios for Primary School Students at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Auditorium
Date: Thursday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

Youth today are growing up in an incredibly digitally connected and technologically advanced time. Without the experience of communicating and organizing information using the internet and electronic means, youth from under-resourced areas are especially at a disadvantage in the global market. This skills gap has...

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Touchable Earth at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

Touchable Earth is an app-based tool where kids teach other kids about the world. Taught entirely by school age children in short videos, Touchable Earth promotes tolerance for gender, culture, and identity. Come learn about this fun and interesting way for students to research facts about other cultures by kids...

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Touchable Earth at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1106
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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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Touchable Earth at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

Touchable Earth is an app-based tool where kids teach other kids about the world. Taught entirely by school age children in short videos, Touchable Earth promotes tolerance for gender, culture, and identity. Come learn about this fun and interesting way for students to research facts about other cultures by kids...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

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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Unconference Session at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1101
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

An unconference is the opposite of a formal conference session. There is not predetermined agenda or content. The topics, knowledge sharing, engagement and overall experience are the responsibility of the participants. The purpose is to foster ideas, conversations and peer to peer learning among attendees. This...

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Unconference Session at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1101
Date: Thursday   Time: 3:30-4:50 PM

An unconference is the opposite of a formal conference session. There is not predetermined agenda or content. The topics, knowledge sharing, engagement and overall experience are the responsibility of the participants. The purpose is to foster ideas, conversations and peer to peer learning among attendees. This...

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Unconference Session at the iEARN Conference

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1101
Date: Friday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

An unconference is the opposite of a formal conference session. There is not predetermined agenda or content. The topics, knowledge sharing, engagement and overall experience are the responsibility of the participants. The purpose is to foster ideas, conversations and peer to peer learning among attendees. This...

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Using Calligraphy and Forums for Cultural Exchange at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1328
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

iEARN Okisho is working on a calligraphy project as a daily activity. We publish the calligraphy work to the Japanese forum and exchange with other members. To write something you need tools like paper and brush, but now you can enjoy calligraphy easily with iPad or Apple pencil. In this workshop, we will have...

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Using Honey to Connect Students Across Continents at the iEARN Conference

Type: Poster   Location: Poster Hall
Date: Monday-Friday   Time: Ongoing

This poster session will introduce observers to the Global Honey Exchange, a project held over a three month period. During this time, students in the United States (Georgia, Hawaii, and Alaska), Canada (Quebec City, and Nigeria (Lagos) sampled Georgia honey and compared taste, color, and consistency with their...

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Using Hyperdocs for Blended Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

HyperDocs are transformative, interactive Google Docs that can replace the workshop method of delivering instruction and essential for the blended learning classroom. They are created by teachers and given to students to engage, educate, and inspire learning. Learn how to use HyperDocs for any subject area and...

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Using Hyperdocs for Blended Learning at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

HyperDocs are transformative, interactive Google Docs that can replace the workshop method of delivering instruction and essential for the blended learning classroom. They are created by teachers and given to students to engage, educate, and inspire learning. Learn how to use HyperDocs for any subject area and...

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

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

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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Video Conferencing Platforms at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a video conference station set up where attendees can explore and test out different video conferencing platforms, like Zoom and Appear.in. Come learn more about using synchronous connections to enhance your iEARN projects and connect with classrooms around the world!

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Video Conferencing Platforms at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 4:00-4:50 PM

During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a video conference station set up where attendees can explore and test out different video conferencing platforms, like Zoom and Appear.in. Come learn more about using synchronous connections to enhance your iEARN projects and connect with classrooms around the world!

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Video Conferencing Platforms at the iEARN Conference

Type: Tech/Innovation Lab    Location: Library
Date: Tuesday   Time: 3:00-3:50 PM

During the Tech Innovation Lab, there will be a video conference station set up where attendees can explore and test out different video conferencing platforms, like Zoom and Appear.in. Come learn more about using synchronous connections to enhance your iEARN projects and connect with classrooms around the world!

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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   Location: Room 1308
Date: Tuesday   Time: 11:00-11:50 AM

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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Vision 2030 at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1316
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

Vision 2030 is an interactive workshop that will empower youth to envision a world with gender equality, reduced poverty, and global respect for the planet in a creative space. This workshop will explore the vision and purpose of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, demonstrate the importance of implementing the...

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Volunteering for Young Scientists at the Youth Summit

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1329
Date: Tuesday   Time: 12:00-12:30 PM

This talk will present a review of all those scientific researches high school students do for young ones at our school. Volunteering for young students in order to show them simple experiments - beginning from entertaining, interesting demonstrations to serious inventions that brought our school fame, get to know...

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VR Quest at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1101
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

The session will describe and demonstrate the use of virtual reality game design in a classroom setting as part of regular day school and integration as an after-school program. There will be a quick explanation of the functionality of the software package using a monitor, then students and teachers will create VR...

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VR Quest (Youth Summit) at the Youth Summit

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1318
Date: Thursday   Time: 2:00-3:50 PM

The session will describe and demonstrate the use of virtual reality game design in a classroom setting as part of regular day school and integration as an after-school program. There will be a quick explanation of the functionality of the software package using a monitor, then students and teachers will create VR...

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Water Is Life at the iEARN Conference

Type: Interactive Workshop   Location: Room 1104
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

iEARN's Water is Life has been a year-long project based learning for K-12 classrooms. The Water is Life project brings students into active research and action-oriented collaboration concerning water as the vital essence of life. Participants will gain an understanding of the premise for the undertaking of this...

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Women With A Purpose & Gender Equality Roundtable at the Youth Summit

Type: Roundtable   Location: Room 1316
Date: Friday   Time: 9:00-10:00 AM

I wish to conduct a roundtable discussion on the Women With A Purpose organization as a whole, as well as our goals and what we do as a club in order to achieve those goals. I would relate my group and our initiative to the overall theme of worldwide gender equality. Some questions that I would possibly present are...

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World Computer Exchange and iEARN at the iEARN Conference

Type: Ignite-Style Talk   Location: Room 1305
Date: Monday   Time: 2:00-2:50 PM

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   Location: Room 1307
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

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   Location: Room 1106
Date: Friday   Time: 10:30-11:30 AM

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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