Get ready for the 2012 Virtual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit!

November, 1 2012

In place of the annual physical iEARN Conference and Youth Summit, the 2012 Annual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be held virtually from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16, 2012 in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference. Sessions will be held in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days.

How do I attend sessions?

To find the links for attending each session, you can scroll to the bottom of this page: and find your time zone.  Once you see your time zone, click the hyperlink and you will find the full schedule according to that time zone, with direct links to each session.

For more information about the Conference, click here.

For information about the Youth Summit go to

iEARN GEC Conference Keynotes

  • NARCIS VIVES -  Nov. 14, 10AM EST (UTC -5)
  • DORIS TSUEY-LING WU - iEARN Taiwan - Nov. 14, 9AM EST (UTC-5)


iEARN Conference Presentations:


Monday Nov. 12

iEARN Conference Opening Session. Nov. 12, 11AM EST (UTC -5)

Using Cell Phone as an Inclusive Tool. Mobile learning activity as a generative topic Toni Casserras Gasol, Catalonia Spain, Nov. 12 6PM CEST (UTC +1)

Amid Dark Times, A Brighter Side of US-Pakistan Ties, Dave Potter, USA and Farah Kamal and Saleem Ibriham, Pakistan; Nov. 12, 9AM PST (UTC -8), English

"Teaching students the 21st century skills through iEARN projects Geeta Ragan, India - Nov. 12, 11:30PM IST (UTC +5)

QR Week Projects Sonia Hurtado Pérez, Catalonia Spain - Nov. 12, 7PM CEST (UTC+1)

Daffodils and Tulips Project, Ruty Hotzen, Israel, Nov. 12 9PM IST (UTC +2), English

My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, USA; Said Belgra, Morocco, and Huri Cinar, Turkey - Nov. 12, 4PM EST (UTC -5) English

Projecto Telecollaboriva Internacional "Celebraciones", Cristina Velázquez, Argentina, Nov. 12 6PM ART (UTC -3) Spanish

Comics Go Global: Fostering multiple literacies through online creative collaboration, Antoine Toniolo, Luke Jackson, Michael Bitz, Paul Register, Australia, USA, Nov. 12, 10AM  EDT (UTC +11)English

Youth Media in the Classroom, Allan Kakinda, Uganda, Nov. 12, 3AM EAT (UTC +3), English

H.I.P to Be Global (Health International Perspective to Be Global) using HIP HOP Culture Stachen Frederick, USA, Nov. 12, 9PM EST (UTC-5) English

Tuesday Nov. 13


Linking civic engagement to iEARN!, Arwa Ahmed, Yemen, Nov. 13, 4PM AST (UTC +3)

My birthday, a historical day Nazima Jabeen, Pakistan - Nov. 13, 6PM PKT (UTC +5)

Creating Future Citizens, Freda Goodman, USA; Mae Huang, Taiwan and Nawrez Hsayri, Tunisia; Nov. 13 9AM EST (UTC -5) English

Inter-American Teacher Education Network: Contributing to Teacher Collaboration in the Americas Michaela Reich and Mónica de la Garza, USA - Nov. 13, 11AM EST (UTC -5) English

Internet Projects As a Means of Students Individuality Development, Iness Zubrilina, Belarus, Nov. 13, 7PM Minsk (UTC +3) English

Red Interamericana de Educación Docente (RIED): Promoviendo la Colaboración de los Docentes en las Américas Michaela Reich and Mónica de la Garza, USA, Nov. 13, 12PM EST (UTC -5) Spanish

Preparing Youth to Go Abroad, Jennifer Russell and Dina Guirguis, USA, Nov. 13, 2PM EST (UTC -5) English

Global Storytelling through My Hero Media Arts Production, Wendy Millette and Slater Jewell, USA, Cheikh Seck, Senegal, Nov. 13, 10AM PST (UTC -8), English

Talking kites on the footsteps of J. Korczak, Ruty Hotzen, Israel and Cathy Healy, USA; Nov. 13, 8PM IST (UTC +2), English

Creating a Good Visual about your Project Product or Activity, Dmitry Savelu, Belarus, Nov. 13 8PM CET (UTC  +1) English

"El Camí de la Llum": Un proyecto inclusivo basado en 2.0 (A 2.0 based inclusive project ,Dolors Cabot Cos, Peilei Pan, George Moldovan, Dariana, Nabil, Catalonia Spain, Nov. 13, 5PM CET (UTC +1) Spanish

Educación y Transmedia: Nuevas estrategias de enseñanza-aprendizaje Mayus Chávez Anduaga, Mexico - Nov. 13, 1 PM CST (UTC - 6) Spanish

My Hero Learning Circles Wendy Jewell and Barry Kramer, Canada/USA - Nov. 13, 4PM EST (UTC -5) English

United Beyond Our Diversity Learning Circles enhanced by the T2C critical thinking tools, Eliane Metni, Lebanon; Garfield Gini Newman, Anita Townsend, Canada; Bob Hofman, Holland Nov. 13 11PM EET (UTC +2) English

The youngcast project: skype with Spanish and English Second Language students Sergi Roura Planas, Catalonia Spain, Nov. 13,12AM CEST, (UTC +1)

A Culture's Performing Arts as Gateway to Student Engagement and Learning, Jonathan Schwartz, USA, Nov. 13, 6PM PST (UTC -8) English

Peace One Day Celebration, Dian Novrini and Saara Suaib, Indonesia, Nov. 13, 9:00AM WIB (UTC +2), English

Wednesday, Nov. 14

School Uniform ExchangeCindea Huang, Kay Tu, Taiwan; Huri Cinar, Buket Ertentu,Turkey, Nov. 14 3PM CST (UTC +8) English

Le mobil learning en formation initiale des enseignants à l'ENS d'Abidjan Antoine Mian, Côte d'Ivoire Nov. 14, 10AM UTC French

Youth Summit’s IEARN’s Got Talent, Nov. 14 7AM EST (UTC -5)

Plan your year with iEARN projects by celebrating UN International days Alema Nasim, Pakistan; Diane Midness, USA, Nov. 14, 9PM PKT (UTC +5) English

iEARN-Adobe Youth Voices in Russian Speaking Countries, Sofia Savelava and Dmitry Savelu, Belarus, Nov. 14 5PM EET (UTC +2) Russian

Project Me PBL: Connecting Students Around the World through Writing, Gretel Patch, Nepal, Nov. 14, 8:45 PM NPT (UTC +5.45) English

Italy iEARN event Giuseppi Fortunati, Italy - Nov. 14, 6PM CEST (UTC +1)

UNESCO Associate School Project, Inna Inkina, Russia, Nov. 14 9PM GST (UTC +4)

Fun, Education, Stop Motion Animation, Darko Taleski, Macedonia, Nov. 14, 7:00PM CET (UTC +1) English

Radio Solidaria Amiga, online- un proyecto colaborativo Mª Magdalena Galiana lloret- Docente, Spain - Nov. 14, 7PM CEST (UTC+1) 

Preparing Youth with Disabilities to Go Abroad, Ashley Bryant, USA, Nov. 14, 11AM PST (UTC -8) English

What Makes a Person a Good Teacher? OR What Makes a Teacher Good?  Saadet Roach and Burcu Tekneci, Turkey, Nov. 14, 9PM EET (UTC +2) jTurkish

The MY HERO Gallery David Kemker, Canada - Nov. 14, 4PM EST (UTC -5) English

Ositos de peluche- Proyecto colaborativo - Experiencias de trabajo, Olga Viviana Schaab and María Ridao, Argentina, Nov. 14 8PM ART (UTC -3) Spanish

Collaborative Projects and the Common Core State Standards Diane Midness, Mary Brownell, Donna Roman, Linda Giesen, Angela Guy, USA; Nov. 14, 7PM EST (UTC -5)

Inclusive Education through IEARN Project Collaboration, Renee Day,  USA, Nov. 14, 4PM PSt (UTC -8) English

Thursday, Nov. 15

Sustainable Solutions: PBL on Environment + Poverty among Rural Guatemala, Inner New York City and Hawaiin School, Frederic Lim and Lacresha Berry, USA, Nov. 15, 9AM EST (UTC -5) English

Implementation of International Collaborative Projects Online 5th to 12th grade - Brazilian Experience, Claudia Batista, Brazil, Nov. 15, 9AM BRST (UTC -2) English

O uso de projetos colaborativos internacionais e online no ensino básico e médio,  Claudia Batista, Almerinda Garibaldi and Patricia Faustino, Brazil, Nov, 15 11AM BRST (UTC -2) Portuguese

Youth Engagement with Community through Purposeful Media Creation, Exhibitition and Sharing Learning Experiences, Chole Richard, Uganda, Nov. 15, 5PM EAT (UTC +3) English

Online Tutors, Roles, Motivating and Inhibiting Factors, Mahmoud Al Waili, Oman, Nov. 15 GST (UTC +4) English

Role of iEARN in Improving our Students' English, Ruhiyye Mahmudova, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15, 7PM AZT (UTC +4) English

Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Language Skills Yasser Hussein, Qatar, Nov. 15, 7PM AST (UTC +3)

2012 iEARN Conference "Crossing Boundaries: Sharing Knowledge in an Online Community for Japanese Children in the U.S. and in Japan" Mie Buskirk, USA Nov. 15, 6PM PST (UTC -7) English and Japanese

ACE Project (Activating Cultural Exchange), Yousef Alsabashi, Yemen, Nov. 15 8PM AST (UTC +3)

The Interdependence Hexagon Project, Emily Erickson Cook, Beth Burkauser, Amy Weiss, USA, Nov. 15 12PM CST (UTC- -6) English

Side-by-Side Fundraising with iEARN-USA, David Potter, USA, Nov. 15, 11PM PST (UTC-8) English

Friday, Nov. 16

iEARN Club in Braslav Gymnasium, Globalizing Education Practice of Students, Olga Luksha, Belarus, Nov. 16, 2PM Minsk (UTC +3) Russian

The Science Fair Project, a concrete example of Experiential Leaning Cycle Miss.Kheira MEZOUGH, Algeria, Nov. 16, 8AM EST (UTC-5) English

Digital Citizenship - becoming digitally responsible Nudrat Rahman Sheikh, Pakistan, Nov. 16, 7PM PKT (UTC -5) 

My City and Me-An Open Door to the World, Cristina Nenciu, Romania, Nov. 16 4:00PM EET (UTC +2)

Plastic Pollution Education (May be moved to Youth Summit) Carter and Olivia Ries, USA - Nov 16, 10AM EST (UTC-5) English

iEARN Conference Closing and 2013 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit Presentation, Nov. 16, 11AM EST (UTC -5)

GEC Conference Closing and Celebration,Nov. 16, 12 Noon EST, (UTC -5)


Public Art Project Mr Jaume Illa and Ms Carmina Pinya, Catalonia Spain

Handheld Devices Redefine Technology in Education Muhammad Hassnain, Qatar

Opportunities and Education(May be moved to Youth Summit) Alyshan Sadruddin, Pakistan

How to Create a Great Video about Your Students Work/Project/Everyday Culture?, Sofia Savelala and Anna Savchenko, Belarus,English

International Projects As an Effective Way As a Way of Expanding Education Environment of ESL Teaching, Olga, Timofeeva, Russia, English

Natural Disaster Youth Summit, Yoshie Naya, Japan, English

How to Collaborate for the Specific Goal, Yoko Takagi, Japan, SAEROM LEE and KyungUn RO, Korea, English

The Long and Difficult Way of Education in Tajikistan, Mavjuda Rajabova, Yourmuhammad Jalolov, and Firuz Barotov, Tajikistan, English, Tajik, Dari, Russian

20 Countries, 30 Teacher Educators: International Teacher Education Course on 21st Century Instruction, Kathryn A. Smith, USA: Betty Burgos, Suriname, English

Youth Voices Videos: The Brazilian Experience, Patricia Faustino, Almerinda Garibalidi, Claudia Batista, Brazil, English

iEARN Youth Summit Presentations

We Are Builders, Too: Middle School Students Learn The Hard Way Mary Brownell, Six Grades5/6 students, USA - Nov. 13, 12PM (UTC -5) English

Using Technology to Tell Study Abroad Story Jennifer Russell and NSLI-Y youth, USA, Nov. 14, 5PM EST (UTC -5) English

Global Friendship through iEARN Projects, Valery Timofeeva, Russia, Nov. 15 9PM YEKT (UTC +6) English

The Drama about Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction Produced by National Feng-Hsin Senior High School, Students of National Feng-Hsin Senior High School, Taiwain, Nov. 16, 6PM CST (UTC +8) English

Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction Activities of National Feng-Hsin Senior High School, Yuki and Vivian, Taiwan, Nov. 16, 7PM CST (UTC +8) English

2012 Artmile Mural Exchange Project between Taiwan and Japan. Ruth Hou and students, Taiwan, Nov. 16 10AM CST (UTC +8)

Peacekeeping Process through iEARN Projects, Alexandra Deytina, Russia, Nov. 15 12AM ETC (UTC -6) English

iEARN Egypt through the years Mohamed Emad Issa, Youmna Madi, Janna Haddad, Mohamed Mahrous, Egypt, Nov. 16, 2PM EET (UTC +2), English

Experience and Adventures, Mohamed Emad Issa, Youmna Madi, Sheouk  Mohamed, Mora Maged, Ahmed Mamdooh, Egypt, Nov. 16 3PM EET (UTC +2), English

E-Waste Management in New York City, Nathan Bellomy, Taruna Manni and YouthCaN NYC, English

NYC Water and Soil Quality Followup Study, Nathan Bellomy, Jaqueline Muallem and YouthCaN NYC, English

Celebrating Diversity- International Day of Peace, Jackson Gillette, Lawrence Hamilton, Stefanie Graham, USA English