We're excited to share good news in our campaign to enable as many U.S. classrooms as possible to connect with peers across the Middle East and North Africa. iEARN is privileged once again to work with the US State Department to help launch a new initiative, the Christopher Stevens Youth Network, through which we will support educators and students from 20 countries to interact and learn with each other through online project-based learning focused on eight thematic units: conflict resolution and peace education, the environment, civic education, social entrepreneurship, empowering girls and young women, food security, health, and literacy and education. The Christopher Stevens Youth Network will leverage new educational technologies, social media, and partnerships to increase the number of schools and organizations connecting classrooms worldwide.
We invite high school educators and students to help us build bridges of understanding and promote peace and conflict resolution through exchange and meaningful collaboration. iEARN will select educators from each country for scholarships to attend a master trainer workshop at the 2013 iEARN Annual Conference in Doha, Qatar, where they will share, both face-to-face and virtually, project objectives and outcomes with thousands of peers from around the world. Please contact Program Manager Jennifer Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on scholarships and how to participate in the program.