iEARN-Italy and Narnia Project selected as Global Junior Challenge Exhibition Finalists. The 2015 exhibition will take place in Rome from October 28-30, 2015. Read more
iEARN rated “Highly Recommended” by Internet @ Schools
iEARN-USA educator, Kathy Bosiak, honored with Life Changer Award.
iEARN-USA receives a 2014 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Check out iEARN-USA's profile and reviews from
participants, partners and donors on the GreatNonprofits Website.
iEARN-USA receives a 2013 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Check out iEARN-USA's profile and reviews from participants, partners and donors on the GreatNonprofits Website.
iEARN-USA receives a 2012 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Check out iEARN-USA's profile and reviews from
participants, partners and donors on the GreatNonprofits Website.
iEARN recognized as a Best Website for Teaching and Learning 2011 by the American Association of School Librarians. The American Association of School Librarians is a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. AASL's mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field. The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Award honors websites, tools and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The recognized websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
US Department of State recognizes iEARN schools in its 2009 Doors to Diplomacy program. Co-sponsored
by Global SchoolNet, Doors to Diplomacy recognizes the web projects
that best teach young people about the importance of international
affairs and diplomacy. Participants, ranging in age from 11 to 18,
included 203 student teams from 34 countries. Student peers, educational
professionals and a team of Department of State officers reviewed the
team projects. iEARN schools receiving recognition include: (Platinum)
SMA 1, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia (Global Connections alumni)
(Gold) Public School #2, Rustavi, Georgia (Silver) Eastern Mediterranean
College, Cyprus (Honorable Mention) St. Lawrence High School, Mumbai,
India; and Public School #5, Rustavi, Georgia. More information about
school projects may be found at:
iEARN-USA Coordinator, Ed Gragert, featured in Edutopia's Daring Dozen 2008.
iEARN-Argentina (TELAR), iEARN-Botswana, and iEARN-Macedonia Coordinators featured in Edutopia's Global 6 2007. Congratulations to Rosy Aquila (Argentina -- "Pioneer in teaching teachers to use the Internet for online, collaborative projects throughout Argentina"), Tommy Hamaluba (Botswana -- "Founder of the grassroots Eradication of Malaria Project, in which his students educate themselves about malaria and teach their communities in Botswana about prevention.") and Jove Jankulovski (Macedonia -- Builder of bridges between Macedonian and Albanian youth, whose countries have been at odds, using the Internet as a tool to foster collaboration and understanding).
Council of Foundations, 2007
Critical Impact Award for Innovative and Bold Solutions to Enhance the
Common Good Presented to the Copen Family Fund.
The Council on Foundations writes, "The Copen Family Fund is recognized
for its efforts to encourage world peace through its International
Education and Resource Network (iEARN) project. Through iEARN, students
and teachers in K-12 schools are connected through the Internet so they
can collaborate on projects that make a meaningful difference in the
health and welfare of people and the planet across national, religious,
political and social borders."
iEARN educators receive 3 of 8 21st Century Global Educators Awards. Three
of the eight champions honored in the
Global SchoolNet 2006 Online Shared Learning Champions were iEARN participants: Sharon Peters
(Montreal, Canada), Judy Huynh (Michigan, USA) and Jove Jankulovski
Participating iEARN Students in Nigeria, Iran and Uzbekistan win ChildNet Awards. Students
in Nigeria, Iran, and Uzbekistan will be receiving awards in March from
ChildNet International for their work in science/math and humanities
projects. We congratulate and celebrate with: 1) Samuel Odofin for his
"Biotechnology - the food solution," 2) Maryam Behnoudi's students work
in the Math Virtual Learning Circle, and 3) Alisher Navoi School in
Atlas of Diversity Project Wins AXG Tecnonexo 2004 Prize for Best Iberoamerica Initiative in E-Learning. The
Iberoamerica AXG Tecnonexo Prize is the major award for innovative
e-learning initiatives in Spanish-speaking countries. ATLAS is a project
Red TELAR (Argentina) and iEARN-Pangea (Spain) that
invites students aged 6-17 and other youth groups to develop content
which illustrates "their place" in the world and distinctive features of
their own culture, through a multi-media database of 'portraits' (youth
work). Selected by the European Union as a Demonstration Project for
Latin America and Europe. Until May 2005 over 3000 teachers have been
trained by the project and 1150 schools/ youth organisations from 21
countries have participated creating 3350 portraits.
Global Junior Challenge Awards - November 15-19 - Congratulations to iEARN Teachers and Students in Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Italy, Canada, and Finland. The project of teachers in Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia, "Youth Have a Say Against Terrorism," shared first prize in the category of youth up to 18 years of age, "We the Children" of Canada won an award in the youth up to 15 years of age category, and "ENO - Environment Online" in Finland was awarded as a finalist in the up to 18 years of age category in the Global Junior Challenge Award.
iEARN-USA is a 2004 Tech Museum Award Laureate in the Education category. Kofi
Annan, UN Secretary General, points out “The true winners of these
Awards are the many people who stand to benefit from the innovations the
Awards are intended to recognize." The Award ceremony will be held on
November 10, 2004. (
Forbes magazine Tech Museum Awards ad pdf).
iEARN Founder, Peter Copen, honored by World Technology Network. On
October 10, 2004, Peter Copen, President of The Copen Family Fund and
founder of iEARN was awarded the honor of being a finalist (five out of
fifteen nominees) in the field of innovative educational applications of
The World Technology Network. The WTN
awards honor the person in their field doing the work of the greatest
likely long-term significance. Peter noted "This is really an award
shared by all of the iEARN network. Many people have good innovative
ideas, but it is the network of good people who work with tireless
commitment around the globe to make these ideas real who are the ones
deserving of the awards."
iEARN co-recipient (with Sesame Workshop’s Global Grover) of an inaugural 2003 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education in the field of media and technology. The Prize was established along with the Asia Society to identify effective and replicable models of international education that address concerns about the economic, social, and diplomatic costs of educational isolationism.
Leone Child Soldier Project and iEARN-Macedonia recognized in"New to
the Net" category of the Cable and Wireless (C&W) Childnet Awards.
iEARN-Macedonia a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge. Recognized for their project "Building Bridges over Borders by using ICT and Project Based Learning" (International Education and Resource Network - Macedonia (iEARN -Macedonia).
Teachers recognized in 2002 GSN Online Shared Learning Award. Teachers
who are working with iEARN received a number of honors. Karen Eini,
Israel, received the highest award for her Friends and Flags Project. Sylvia Li, Taiwan, (former iEARN-Taiwan
Coordinator) and Barry Kramer, USA, were among the 10 finalists. In
addition, Karen, Sylvia, Mourad Benali (iEARN-Morocco Coordinator),
Yue-Chane Hsing (iEARN teacher in Taiwan), and Mika Vanhanen, (Finland)
have all been invited to serve as an International Review Board to judge
Cyberfair finalist entries.
iEARN teacher in Russia, Nina Koptyug, wins Gigglepotz Internet Educator of the Month Award, February, 2002.
iEARN Projects recognized in 2001 Stockholm Challenge Awards. Finalists included three iEARN projects - Colouring our Cultures - Jo Tate - Australia, Labs Alive - Jo Tate - Australia, Stop Bullying - Bill Belsey - Canada. Lab's Alive won a Stockholm Challenge Award, with panelists commenting: "The world of the future will be built by the children of today. So we have the duty to enrich our children with the awareness of the environment and the tools to protect and nurture it. Lab's Alive is certainly at the frontier of efforts to fulfill this noble goal. It has motivated a classroom in Australia to reached across oceans to South America and Africa to involve students in ³hands-on² scientific and environmental activities that make a difference in their communities. Whether the school projects involve protection of endangered species or pest and pollution control, alternative power sources or recycling efforts, the children learn critical thinking, collaboration, and experimentation. The emphasis on sharing of ideas, publication of results, and the search for environmental solutions is a most valuable gift the project is giving to the students across all communities."
iEARN Projects recognized at 2001 Cable and Wireless International Childnet Awards. The ChildNet awards go to projects that make the Internet a better place for children. iEARN-Canada was recognized for The Bullying Project, http://www.bullying.org, and The Smile Train - USA was recognized for the Cleft Buddy Project both in the charity/not for profit section, Bela 3rd Grammar School was recognized in the school category, and Maria Monica Dumitru-Nistor in the individual category.
iEARN receives award in 2000 Global Youth Challenge. iEARN, submitted to the Global Junior Challenge in Rome (Italy) by the iEARN-Morocco coordinator, Mourad Benali, was one of the three winners in the category up to 29 years! The judges write, "This project effectively fosters the concept that individuals can make a difference, regardless of age or location. Schools in 88 countries participate in 29 languages. It is a wonderful example of how technology can be used to make a positive impact on the lives of students. " During the two previous days of exhibition, Alenka Makuc , the iEARN-Slovenia Coordinator, who represented I*EARN projects, wrote that "we showed I*EARN, along with the Learning Circles and the Holocaust Genocide Project (which were also finalists), to more that 3000 students and teachers from Rome and to visitors from India, Canada, USA, Italy, Israel, etc." Congratulations to everyone in iEARN. It is your wonderful work and dedication that is being recognized!
iEARN teachers and schools finalists in Wireless Childnet 2000 Awards. In the "schools" section, Petru Dimitru and Duiliu Zamfirescu School in Romania are finalists for the Children's Folk Games Project, and Jo Tate in Australia received a special "individual" award for her work in the school and with iEARN. In addition, Judy Barr's Kindred Project at St Pauls Anglican School in Australia is a "Commended Project."
Highlights by PBS Television Network. The classroom work
of iEARN teacher Kristi Rennenbohm Franz was highlighted by the PBS
Television network as an example of how a rural community can use the
iEARN global network to bridge the digital divide and enhance teaching
The iEARN First Peoples Project Wins Global Bangemann Challenge Award in Education Category. The King of Sweden handed out the Challenge trophies in all categories in the Nobel Hall in Stockholm on June 9th, 1999. The participating projects demonstrate how technology can be applied in the best interest of people and society all over the world. Global Bangemann Challenge.
Cable & Wireless Childnet International judges awards 1999 Special Issues Award to the Bairnsdale Secondary College for its work on developing the 'Fight Against Child Labour & Exploitation' and The 'First Peoples'' projects. Childnet writes, "Both of these initiatives are supported by the iEARN organisation and have empowered young people to work collaboratively with students in other parts of the world. The students writing and artwork is outstanding and The First Peoples' project is in two languages." In 1998, iEARN-Australia was awarded a Non-Profit Organisation Award for the Teddy Bear Project. Childnet wrote, "Muriel Wells of Grovedale West Primary School in Victoria has developed the idea of teddy bear travel buddies by using e-mail. Teddies have been sent to different countries from Australia, and recipient school children have sent back e-mails explaining how the teddy's are getting on in their new surroundings. A great way for young children to be inspired to use technology.
History Channel has awarded iEARN's WWW site as a "Recommended Site."
The History Channel writes, "We salute your efforts to provide
high-quality, in-depth historical content, and we wish you continued
success in the future."
iEARN awarded the EdNET HERO award from 1998 EdNET Industry Awards. The EdNET HERO awards are given to the organizations having made the most significant positive impact on education through educational technology and telecommunications. The award was announced at the annual EdNET '98 Awards banquet on Thursday, September 24, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
iEARN's website "Finalist" in the Third Annual GII
(Global Information Infrastructure) Awards.
ISTE SIG Tel Award. Peter Copen awarded the 1995 SIGTel Educational Telecomputing Outstanding Achievement Award for "pioneering contributions and extraordinary service in connecting the educational community and promoting lifelong learning across the planet."