Register now for the BRIDGE Program in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018!

Are you a middle school or high school teacher interested in bringing global projects into your classroom?  Do you want to connect your students with classrooms in the Middle East and North Africa?  You can start this Fall by joining iEARN’s BRIDGE Program. The Fall 2017 program activities will run September-December 2017, while the Spring 2018[…]

One Day in the Life: Learning through the Eyes of their Global Peers

Students in the BRIDGE Program are learning authentically about the real word - through the eyes of their global peers. In small groups or individually, students create documentary photographs, drawings, or paintings on assigned themes. For six weeks, classrooms in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, the U.S., and Yemen engage in cross-cultural communication in an asynchronous discussion forum and sharing[...]

Yemeni Students Share Their Culture, Heritage, and Identity

Written by Elham Shamsan, teacher at Alta’lok School in Ibb, Yemen Our project is a result of the situation in which Yemen is going through wars and destruction and the media reports to other countries showing that Yemen is beginning to deteriorate. Bad images of Yemen are created from outside countries through media and social media.[…]

Stories from the Classroom: Yemen

What is your name?  Tahani Alswidi Which iEARN project are you doing?  My Identity, Your Identity Where do you teach? Sanaa Advanced School, Yemen What age do you teach?  7th, 8th, and 9th grade Math Tell us your story. I’m extremely eager to introduce my students to the world at large through the iEARN program. Because of many[…]

Learning about Heritage, Tradition and Identity through Exploration of Historical Landmarks

Students in the BRIDGE Program are learning about heritage, identity, and tradition through an exploration of historical landmarks and famous places. For six weeks, classrooms in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, the U.S., and Yemen research historical landmarks and engage in cross-cultural communication in an asynchronous discussion forum. Learn more about their collaborative project.... INTRODUCTIONS: Classrooms began their[...]

75 days until they meet in Morocco

JoEllen and Loubaba started the BRIDGE Program in Fall 2016.  Their virtually journey through global collaboration will come full circle when they meet face to face in Morocco this summer.  Follow their journey below. To begin your journey in global collaboration, join our Fall 2017 cohort of educators in the BRIDGE Program! Click here for more information[...]

National BRIDGE Event in Algeria

National BRIDGE Event in Algeria March 19-20, 2017 Workshop Report On March 19-20th, a national BRIDGE and iEARN event was conducted in Oran, Algeria. BRIDGE educators and students from all over the country attended, including those from 2016 and 2017 programming. Additionally, education officials, embassy representatives, and university staff were in attendance. The first day[...]

23 Teachers Trained in Yemen

Yemen Workshop In February 2017, iEARN-Yemen hosted three workshops in four governorates as part of Bridge Program. Workshop Report 23 teachers from four regions joined the workshop and they were introduced to the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN). All participants became members of iEARN and collaborated with the peers who joined the network in the previous[...]

120 Global Educators Engage in Online Professional Development

During February and March, over 120 global educators from 11 countries came together to engage in online professional development for the BRIDGE Program, supported by the Stevens Initiative. During the online course, participants collaborated with others educators from the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States.  Through this cross-cultural communication, teachers learned how to[...]