20th Annual iEARN International Conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit 2013
Dates: 1-5 July 2013
Venue: QNCC, Qatar National Convention Centre
· 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of iEARN, which started in 1988
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), is hosting the 20th Annual iEARN International Conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from 1-5 July, 2013.
Thank you for your support this summer! We had an amazing conference this month in Doha, Qatar, sent more than 100 high school students abroad to learn Hindi, Arabic, Korean, and Mandarin, and are gearing up for our best back-to-school ever. by institutions and individuals like you have made it possible for students like the girls from Sewickley Academy in Pennsylvania (pictured above) to meet their Azerbaijanian peers in Doha and we need for a more secure and prosperous future.
This fall, we expect more and more schools, districts, states, and federal agencies to join us to expand access to online exchange and project-based learning to to all students in the United States, regardless of socio-economic background, age or geographic location. We’re excited by the increasing interest in connecting classrooms globally. One day “the globally connected classroom” will simply be known as, “the classroom.” You are helping us inch towards that very important and hopeful moment.
With much appreciation.
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.
iEARN International is registered as an NGO in Spain and has an international office in Callus, Spain.
Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world.
There participate 12 students from our school .We take place 3 project from IEARN .First is My Identity your Identity ,here are 5 students .In this project has every month own theme . Second is My name is around the world .This project is very interesting .My students work with enthusiasm .But third project is One Day in the life.
My name around the world
My students give information about their names on their own paintings in this slide. They have written discriptions of their names created by them as their willings.
The Friendship Force International
FF originally involved groups ranging from 150 to 400 private citizens, known as friendship ambassadors, traveling via chartered aircraft to the partner city where a group of the same size boarded to return to the original city, hence the terminology “Exchange,” the word we use still to refer to our travel programs. The visiting ambassadors were hosted in the homes of volunteer host families for a week, sharing everyday experiences and getting to know each other on a personal basis. The first FF experience involved 762 Ambassadors in a simultaneous exchange between Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England and Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
During its first five years, a few large two-way exchanges were conducted each year. In 1982, Friendship Force travel arrangements changed from charters to one-way “exchanges” on regularly scheduled airlines, allowing greater flexibility and a reduction of group size—first to 40-80 and later to 20-25. The change in format permitted a great expansion of the program worldwide. Instead of a few large exchanges each year, there are now 250-300 smaller exchanges .
Our country also joined this FFI,2006 year by Solmaz Kazimova.We have 150 members .We had guests from USA,CANADA,AUSTRALIA,YAPAN,SLAVAKI,UK,GERMAN…
Democracy starts with you
Our guiding principle: Democracy has to be experienced; it cannot be learned from books only!
The EU co-financed project “Democracy Starts with You!” was launched by German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. , Dutch Eduardo Frei Foundation , Baku School of Political Studies , Tbilisi School of Political Studies and Yerevan School of Political Studies on the 1st of November 2009.
“Democracy Starts with You!” will improve the civic participation of young people from minority and rural areas in the South Caucasus. In order to reach this goal, we first train teachers on how to teach democracy to pupils with up-to-date methodologies of civic education. Afterward the teachers will be given the opportunity to implement the acquired knowledge in a 3-stage-simulation game for their pupils. Young politicians will be integrated into the simulation game as peer-group role models. 180 teachers from 60 different schools (20 per each participating country) will be trained on modern methodology and high standard contents on civic education for school-pupils.
Regional Teachers Forum
30 teachers of Civic Education from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia gathered in Batumi for participating in the teachers’ regional forum.
Abouth the SCYP
The 60 elected representatives of the participating classes gather for 4 days at a conference place in Georgia one time per year in order to debate a joint declaration of the South Caucasus Youth Parliament (SCYP). The joint declaration is later on presented to high-ranking EU-representatives in Brussels.
* In a first step the pupils learn about the political agendas of the other representatives. Each pupil is going to present his political agenda in front of the plenary. Each pupil has to hand out a short executive summary of the most important points on his political agenda.
* In a second step the pupils identify those others which have a political agenda similar to their own and form a fraction with them. By forming coalitions with other fractions the pupils try to find a majority for points on their agenda. In a Voting process similar to the Processes of Parliamentary Vote in the three South Caucasian Countries the Joint Resolution is formed.
* In a third step the SCYP elects 15-representatives (5 per country) which shall present the SCYP-declaration in Brussels.
The classmates receive information from different sources about the decision-making process in the SCYP and about their elected representative in detail. One source of information are their appointed journalists/observers. Another source of information is a final report by their elected representative. A third source is the minutes of the SCYP-meeting provided by the project staff. If their elected representative is selected by the SCYP for going to Brussels, the classmates have the right to approve or dismiss the nomination according to whether their delegate has respected or not the political agenda set by the class.
One Day in the Life
One day in the life is a highly interactive project.in this project our students post messages and images in this forum describing ordinary and special days in our lives.Then we make cross-cultural comparisons.In this project participate 2 students.This is very amazing and lovely project.We joined here this year.On 11th November we celebrated this day.In this arrangement participate 60 student.With this students we have written 11/11/11 in the school yard.They took Azerbaijani flags.