Project Based Learning
Project-based learning is an approach to teaching in which
students respond to real-world questions or challenges through an extended
inquiry process. It often involves peer collaboration, a strong emphasis on
critical thinking and communication skills, and interdisciplinary learning.
A global debate about racism. Schools form teams of four students to participate and compete in an international exchange on global racism. It joins diverse cultures and includes
"This project uses Web 2.0 tools to support communication and interaction as well as collaboration and creation between students and teachers from classrooms around the world.
The resources tab provides links to find suggested books, films, lesson plans, websites, and news sources for teaching and learning about global education and world regions, cultures,
International Education and Resource Network - "The world's largest" international network for teachers and students to use technology (the web and others) to work together on projects to make a difference/improve the world. Projects take place in the iEARN Collaboration Centre. To join, participants select an online project and look at how they can integrate it into their classroom.
"With the project selected teachers and students enter online forum spaces to meet one another and get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world who are working on the same project."
ePals provides a safe "cloud-based" email system so that only ePal member can send you emails. All email is monitored and students can partipate in projects with other studnets around the world. There is an embedded translator, so that language is not a barrier.
Provides a platform for content driven collaboration. Ee-learning projects worldwide include science, math, literacy and communication skills, teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. Programs include "Doors to Diplomacy", "International Cyber Fair," "Online Expeditions," "Geo Game" (Geography), "Newday" (Journalism), and "Letters to Santa" (Writing Exchange).
A multicultural learning project for international learners and teachers that promotes global exchange through their portal. Its focus is to connect classroom to classroom across the globe. There is also a place to advertise to the countrty of your choice that you are looking for a connection.
"Lessons around real-world topics that students care about, from sports to technology to health & wellness." This sounds very good for the MYP. Some lessons have a global focus, such as "Wealth of Nations," "As the World Turns," and "7 Billion."
The Choices Program provides a number of teaching tools for use with Choices resources in the classroom. They include teaching activities, graphic organizers, and assessment tools. Most can be used with a range of units.
Student learn through approaching real world problems and dilemmas, and challenges. Videos of real students project based learning is provided.
2012 Application Deadline is February 29th. From the creators of "The Flat Classroom."
Applications for the 2011-2012 school year have varied due dates. Some deadlines have past for this year and several are fast approaching. This might be a resource that you would consider for next year.
Primary Source emphasizes curricular development in its educational programs. As a culminating project, teachers who participate in Primary Source programs for graduate credit or professional development points (PDPs) are invited to integrate content of the Primary Source course into their classrooms. Summer Institute professional development opportunities are available, but cost is in the range of $600 for non-partner schools.
iEARN is a fee based network.
Basic membership is free. Paid membership of $45.00 offers additional benefits such as some free software, a screensaver, etc.
You must subscribe to unlock the lessons. Subscription rates range from $5.00 - $20.00 per month for individual teachers. Site liscences are much more costly at $150 per teacher.