Global Collaboration Networks
iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN wants to empower teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other communications technologies.
iEARN has more than 100 active global projects and offers both face-to-face workshops and online professional development courses.
Connecting Classrooms is a global education program based in the UK, sponsored by the British Council. It offers teachers a free learning journey which helps them improve their classroom practice and develop ideas with like-minded teachers internationally.
By developing and networking with thousands of teachers across the world, the British Council aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalized economy.
Where are the equivalent programs here in the U.S.?
Visiting classrooms in Nigeria
This video looks at Charlie Bryan and reflections of her time visiting classrooms in Nigeria the Connecting Classrooms, the UK initiative.
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Taking IT Global's goal is to enable young people to learn about, engage with, and work towards tackling global challenges.
The site includes downloadable Action Guides, resources, and simple take-action ideas.
Peace Corps' World Wise Schools initiative fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by providing online educational resources and linking U.S. learners and current and returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
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