Access educators exchange best practices with iEARN teachers from Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus
July, 16 2015
On July 8 Access educators from various regions of Moldova had the opportunity to exchange best practices with iEARN teachers from Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus as part of the iEngage Project financed by US Department of State through US Embassy to Moldova.
One important component of the Access curricula is online international collaboration. One of Access Microscholarship Program strategic partners is iEARN (International education and Resource Network), a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 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.
Access teachers and teacher assistants are active iEARN members and engage Access students in various online collaborative projects with peers from around the globe. Access iEARN projects are placed on the iEARN Moldova blog and on American Councils Moldova website. Four Access teachers presented their most successful projects: Daria Prozorovschi, "Tulips Bring Joy to Your Community", Aliona Mainov-Bragaru, "Promoting the children's rights within Access Program, Olga Morozan, ”Connecting Access to iEARN projects through Learning Circles”.
The event had two special guests who welcomed the international iEARN teachers and supported Moldovan educators in their continuous professional development: Katherine Brown, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Kate Bartlett, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy to Moldova and David Jesse, American Councils Moldova Country Director.
Starting September 2014, Access educators will get involved in a series of new online projects implemented in collaboration with iEARN teachers from Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and US.