Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world.
There are two sessions each year, September - January and January - May.
This session begins September 30, 2013 and ends on January 15, 2014 (15 weeks with a 1-week break in December). Learning Circle Placement forms are due September 15, 2013
To join iEARN Learning Circles, you must complete a placement form two weeks before the beginning of the session. Once you complete the placement form you will be placed in a Circle for the next session.
Interested? Please review the choices below, and then click Join this Space at the bottom of this page and fill out the registration form on the following page.
Computer Chronicles: Promotes writing across the curriculum. Interaction online revolves around producing a newspaper called The Computer Chronicles. Each class has the opportunity to sponsor one or more sections of the newspaper as their Learning Circle project.
Places and Perspectives: Encourages students to explore regional history, culture, government, and geography by sharing their knowledge with people from different locations.
MindWorks: A writing theme designed to enhance creative and expository writing as well as develop different forms of self-expression. The goal is to help student learn how to communication their thoughts and feelings in writing, then share and compare them with other students from distant places.
My Hero: A joint venture between Learning Circles and the My Hero project. This Circle will bring together students and teachers who are interested in collaborating with other schools from diverse areas of the world on the topic of My Hero through writing, photography, and digital video. See more Information.
My Hero: A Call To Action: An advanced level project for teachers and students who have already participated in My Hero Learning Circles. Students and teachers will discuss and collaboratively plan action components to put the principles of the My Hero Project into action in their local community.
Global Issues (Environment): Allows students to discuss a broad range of environmental social, political, and economic issues with concern and affect the Earth's entire population. Projects will focus on identifying and developing solutions for the countless issues that face the Earth's inhabitants. This curriculum encompasses many subject areas including sociology, science, government, history, and economics.
Global Issues (Education): Encourages students to investigate education as a fundamental human right as well as the broad range of issues regarding education throughout the world. Students will develop global education perspectives by sharing regional and global practices. Projects will range from identifying current issues to investigating new and unique educational practices being used around the world.
For more information about iEARN Learning Circles, including Frequently Asked Questions, see www.iearn.org/circles. A Learning Circles Teachers Guide is available to help educators organize their participation.