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Learning Circles: January 2019 to May 2019

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 31, 2019, and ends on May 15, 2019.

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 heroism through writing, art, short films and music. 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.

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.

Mindworks: The Mindworks writing theme designed to enhance creative and expository writing as well as develop different forms of self-expression.  The goal is to help student learn how to communication their thoughts and feelings in writing, then share and compare them with other students from distant places.  Schools sponser writing projects such as: personal narratives, place poetry, city dialogs, school fables, local myths or personifications of local products. Or students can select a topic to sponsor and request different forms of expression on subjects like the family, jobs, schools or cities. 

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 A Learning Circles Teachers Guide is available to help educators organize their participation.

The Learning Circles: January 2019 to May 2019 Collaboration Space is a moderated space. A Space Administrator will add you to the right Collaboration Group.