The BRIDGE Program
Building Respect Through International Dialogue and Global Education
a Stevens Initiative Program

THE BRIDGE Program

Building Respect Through International Dialogue and Global Education
Connecting educators and youth in the Middle East, North Africa, and the U.S.

The BRIDGE Program is part of the Stevens Initiative, a public-private partnership designed to increase people-to-people exchanges between youth in the United States and the Middle East and North Africa as a lasting tribute to the legacy of Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Initiative aims to increase mutual understanding between youth in middle school through post-secondary education, and equip a generation of globally-minded youth with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world.

In the BRIDGE Program, iEARN provides professional online training and curriculum-based virtual exchange activities for educators in 11 MENA countries and their U.S. counterparts. Following an online course, educators connect their students through asynchronous activities that will culminate in videoconference connections and community exhibitions in five thematic areas: environment, civic education, heritage, identity and tradition, food security, and arts and media production.

OUR ACTIVITIES

The BRIDGE Program Engages Educators and Students through Virtual Exchange Activities
Workshops

Teachers receive training on global project-based learning through local, in-country workshops. Workshops tailor training materials to fit specific local and national educational standards and linguistic needs.

Courses

Educators participate in a facilitated online course to help them align collaborative projects with their curricula and standards, and facilitate dialogue, connections, and co-planning between educators from different countries.

Projects

Educators connect their students through a collaborative project exchanges. Classes join projects based on their thematic interest area in groups with four to five classes from other countries for their exchange activities.

Exhibitions

Students and teachers organize local and virtual project exhibitions to showcase their work to each other and a larger audience and document the final outcomes of the their online exchange.

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Platform, Projects, Tutorials, and Guides
PROJECT BOOK

TEACHER’S GUIDE

TUTORIALS

COLLABORATION CENTER

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