iEARN-International has an MOU with Elluminate, Inc. that makes 2 VClasses available to support communication and educational programs as well as special events for the entire iEARN network.
iEARN-International has an MOU with IICD (International Institute for Communications and Development) in The Hague, Netherlands to collaborate and support their "Global Teenagers Project," enabling students from over 40 countries to work in facilitated Learning Circles with peers around the world. Learning Circles are a project model developed by Margaret Riel, adapted by Global Teenager Project into Learning Circles for special needs, primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational and inclusive education, offered in six languages; English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch.
iEARN Partnerships by Member Countries
iEARN country programs work with educational, youth service, relief and development organizations, agencies, and institutions to build a network of opportunities for young people to work together on programs that make meaningful difference for the planet and its people.
Some partnerships involve one iEARN country working another organization. Information about these partnerships can be found on the iEARN country website. Country websites can be found by visiting the Countries section of the website. Other partnerships involve two or more countries working with another organization. These include:
Adobe Youth Voices
Fundación Evolucion (iEARN-Argentina), iEARN-Bahrain, iEARN-Belarus, iEARN-Botswana, iEARN-Brazil, iEARN-Canada, iEARN-China, iEARN-Egypt, iEARN-India, iEARN-Japan, iEARN-Mexico, iEARN-Oman, iEARN-Pakistan, iEARN-Poland, iEARN-Romania, iEARN-Russia, SchoolNet South Africa (iEARN-South Africa), iEARN-Turkey, iEARN-UAE, SchoolNet Uganda (iEARN-Uganda), and iEARN-USA have partnered with Adobe on Adobe Youth Voices, a global initiative empowering youth to create with purpose. Adobe Youth Voices is Adobe's a global philanthropic initiative that empowers youth worldwide to comment on their world using multimedia and digital tools to communicate and share their ideas, demonstrate their potential, and take action in their communities. See more about iEARN Adobe Youth Voices activities.
iEARN-Macedonia (IMOR) and iEARN-USA are part of the Primary Education Project (PEP), a five-year, $16.4 million initiative administered by AED (Academy for Educational Development), and targeting all public primary schools in Macedonia to improve the quality of instruction and increase employment skills in youth. iEARN-Morocco (MEARN) is part of ALEF (advancing learning and employability for a better future), a USAID project managed by a consortium of organizations lead by AED.
iEARN-Lebanon, iEARN-Yemen (SOUL), and iEARN-USA have worked with the Internet in Yemeni High Schools, a program administered by the EDC (Educational Development Center) and funded by USAID as part of a dot-EDU initiative.
Several iEARN country programs work closely with Intel Teach, including in Argentina, South Africa and Ukraine. In the Ukraine, most Intel trainers are iEARN teachers who have trained close to 60,000 teachers in Ukraine to implement PBL and ICT in classrooms, and have conducted 5 iEARN national projects using Intel Teach ideas and methodology such as development high order sinking skills and especially for assessment of student's multimedia projects. Similarly, Fundación Evolucion (iEARN-Argentina) and SchoolNet South Africa (iEARN-South Africa) are approved service providers for professional development for the Intel Teach program.
Microsoft Partners in Learning Program
A number of iEARN programs work with the Microsoft Partners in Learning Program, including in Argentina, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. 700 Spanish-speaking teachers from Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador and other Latin American countries took iEARN online courses in Spanish through an agreement between Fundación Evolucion and Microsoft-Argentina within the program "TELAR -Todos En LA Red" (iEARN-Argentina) in 2004 - 2005. Since 2006, Fundación Evolución is in charge of implementing the Microsoft Peer Coaching program ("Entre Pares" in Spanish language), being the TELAR-iEARN online collaborative projects part of this training. In addition, SchoolNet Nigeria (iEARN-Nigeria) is working with the Microsoft Partners in Learning Program on a 'Basic ICT Skills Training Programme' for teachers in Colleges of Education in Nigeria.
Oracle Educational Foundation
United States Department of State
Through support from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) iEARN-USA administers the BRIDGE Program, and is also part of Global Connections and Exchange, of ECA. This program focuses on building links between students and teachers in participating countries. BRIDGE is a partnership between iEARN-USA and iEARN-Morocco, iEARN-Tunisia, iEARN-Egypt, iEARN-Jordan, iEARN-Lebanon, iEARN-Oman, iEARN-UAE, iEARN-Bahrain, iEARN-Pakistan, iEARN-India, iEARN-Malaysia, and iEARN-Indonesia. In addition, iEARN-USA is a partner in the YES program for secondary school students from select countries to spend up to one academic year in the US. iEARN is currently responsible for the recruitment of students from Pakistan (iEARN-Pakistan), Arab-Israel (iEARN-Israel), Bangladesh (iEARN-Bangladesh), Mali (iEARN-Mali), and Senegal (iEARN-Senegal). The YES program consortium is headed by AYUSA and also involves AMIDEAST, CIEE, Aspect Foundation, CCI, YFU-USA, PIE, ASSE and SCI.
iEARN country programs have teamed up with USAID (United States Agency for International Development) on a number of programs. iEARN-Macedonia (IMOR) and iEARN-USA are part of the Primary Education Project (PEP), a five-year, $16.4 million initiative administered by AED, and targeting all public primary schools in Macedonia to improve the quality of instruction and increase employment skills in youth. iEARN-Lebanon, iEARN-Yemen (SOUL), and iEARN-USA have also worked with the Internet in Yemeni High Schools, a program administered by the Educational Development Center (EDC) and funded by USAID as part of a dot-EDU initiative. iEARN-Morocco (MEARN) is part of ALEF (advancing learning and employability for a better future), a USAID project managed by a consortium of organizations lead by AED.
[Read more about earlier partnership programs that have supported iEARN over the years]