Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world.
There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May.
This session begins January 30, 2017, and ends on May 15, 2017.
To join iEARN Learning Circles, you must complete a placement form at least two weeks before the beginning of the session. Once you complete the placement form you will be placed in a Circle for the next session.
Interested? Please review the choices below, and then click Join this Space at the bottom of this page and fill out the registration form on the following page.
Computer Chronicles: Promotes writing across the curriculum. Interaction online revolves around producing a newspaper called The Computer Chronicles. Each class has the opportunity to sponsor one or more sections of the newspaper as their Learning Circle project.
Places and Perspectives: Encourages students to explore regional history, culture, government, and geography by sharing their knowledge with people from different locations.
My Hero: A joint venture between Learning Circles and the My Hero project. This Circle will bring together students and teachers who are interested in collaborating with other schools from diverse areas of the world on the topic of My Hero through writing, photography, and digital video. See more Information.
My Hero: A Call To Action: An advanced level mulit-media project for teachers and students who are interested in putting the principles of the My Hero project into action. Students and teachers will explore the use of the My Hero multi-media page. Several training sessions about making a short film will be offered.
Our Rivers, Our World: Encourages students to explore the role their local rivers play in their daily lives. They will learn about the historical and present day uses for the rivers, the river life, and the quality of the water. Students will share their findings through writing, photos and videos that they create throughout the project.
My City and Me: A social, cultural and environmental project where students will explore what they can do to improve their life in the place they live, so they can be active members of their communities. Through online discussions and collaborative project work students will learn more about local governments and identify what they do for their territory as youth. These may include participating in social and environmental projects. Students will also create projects that share the cultural part of their life in the city.
Early People Symbols Project: Elementary and Middle School students will explore the meanings of their cultural symbols. They will start by doing research (Internet, local libraries, museums, art books, and artifacts such as rugs, wall, ceiling, floor drawings, pictographs, etc.) in their communities. Then, they will briefly tell the story related to the symbol using journals, Voice Threads, PowerPoint Presentations, videos or digital photos. Students are also invited to create a drawing or painting using these symbols.
Global Issues (Environment): Allows students to discuss a broad range of environmental social, political, and economic issues with concern and affect the Earth's entire population. Projects will focus on identifying and developing solutions for the countless issues that face the Earth's inhabitants. This curriculum encompasses many subject areas including sociology, science, government, history, and economics.
Global Issues (Education): Allows students to discuss a broad range of social, political, and economic issues concerning current issues that affect education throughout the world. Projects will focus on identifying and developing solutions for the countless issues that face local, national, and global education. This curriculum may encompasses traditional educational subject areas as well as cross-curriculum areas of interest.
For more information about iEARN Learning Circles, including Frequently Asked Questions, see www.globallearningcircles.org. A Learning Circles Teachers Guide is available to help educators organize their participation.