iEngage Teachers and Students receive teaching materials from North Carolina - Moldova Partnership Office
As a result of the collaboration with our strategic partner, North Carolina—Moldova Liaison Office, represented by Lora Sinigur, Administrative Assistant, iEngage teachers and students received teaching materials, such as textbooks and posters, shipped over to Moldova via a military cargo in March, 2016. Ray West, President of Moldova World Children’s Fund and Irina Rusanovschi, President of “Phoenix” NGO, attended the event on behalf of North Carolina—Moldova Liaison Office to hand in the textbooks to our teachers in person. Our educators posted pictures with the textbooks received at the event on our iEngage Facebook Group.
” Participation in iEARN projects is a great motivation for students and a source of professional self-development for a teacher.”
”I am a teacher of computer sciences at the Kharkiv Gymnasium №55. I am an expert in technical aspects of participation in telecommunication projects, such as the Global Teenager Project. I participated in the following international projects:
I coordinated several international and national projects:
”There are many different projects, and everyone can choose a project that she/he likes. Participating in international projects, students work in teams, learn English and use new technologies. Participation in the telecommunication project may result in meeting students from different countries.”
”Our gymnasium has been working in i*EARN projects since 2003. We participated in such projects as:
Practice shows that participating in online projects makes the learning process more diverse and interesting, increases the motivation to learn a foreign language and creates a real language environment for communication. Besides, international projects help me bring the world to the classroom.”
A teacher of English (Gymnasium 24 from Minsk), a specialist in teaching upgrading development (Minsk State Linguistic University), has been participating in iEARN-projects since 2003, specializing on iEARN teachers`professional development, iEARN projects coordination and facilitation, trying to implement project-based learning into school curriculum (http://inesszubrilina.ucoz.ru/index/internet_proekty/0-57#)
Participated in the following projects:
"Since 2009 our gymnasium has been participating in iEARN-projects under my leadership. Most of all, we liked such projects as Learning Circles, Holiday Cards Exchange, Smiling World, Your School, My School and many others and we take part in these projects every year. In September 2013 I started the iEARN-project - Money Matters, which I have been coordinating for 2 years already. My students and I like Learning Circles very much. And I have wide experience of group facilitator in this project and will be happy to share it."
Natalia implemented the following iEARN projects:
1. Global Food: Show and Tell - every year
2. Holiday Cards Exchange - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
3. Learning Circles (Places and Perspectives) - 2010 (spring and autumn sessions), 2011 - (spring and autumn sessions), 2012 - (spring and autumn sessions), 2013 - (spring and autumn sessions), 2014 - (autumn sessions)
4. Learning Circles (Money Matters) - 2014 - (spring sessions), 2015 - (spring sessions)
5. Money Matters - 2013, 2014
6. My Country - every year
7. My School, Your School - every year
8. One Day in the Life - 2009, 2010
9. Special Place - 2009, 2010
10. Unesco Word Heritage - 2014
Natalia's gymnasium has been a UNESCO Associated School since 2014, taking part in different projects under UNESCO leadership, such as:
1. One Peace Day
3. World Science Day
4.International Mother Language Day
5. World Environment day
6. International day of Solidarity
"First of all, participating in iEARN projects is a great way for self-development and improvement. Secondly, these projects help make lessons and studying English more interesting, as they help to create authentic environments, to organize the communication between students from different countries, to explore cultures and to learn a lot of different thing from original sources. Thirdly, it is the best way not only to learn something new, but also to share about your own town or city, country, culture, history and many other things. Surely, it is difficult to start but it is worth participating in. All you need is a great desire to become a member of a big iEARN family. Good luck!"
A K through 12 teacher of English who implemented the following projects:
"Participation in international projects opens a lot of opportunities: it widens student outlook, it motivates them to study English, it helps molding critical thinkers, it gives freedom as the student work is never criticized. The teachers who will start implementing projects will feel the same freedom and will make one team with their students."
Is specialized in organizing professional development for iEARN teachers and coordination and facilitation of iEARN projects. Implemented the following projects:
”I will be happy to share with Moldovan teachers some skills which are important for realizing successful projects. Some of them are: effective goal setting, teaching student project management skills, project consultation and monitoring, effective feedback. The great value of implementing international online projects is the cross-cultural communication which makes the educational process rich on a global level. iEARN gives me the possibility to share experience with other educators, have ongoing professional development activities. Participating in iEARN projects increases the level of knowledge and motivation of students, their communication and collaboration skills. An advice for teachers who have never participated in international online projects - please register in the IEARN Collaboration Center. There you can can always find projects which will enrich the learning environment of your class.”
Implemented such projects as:
”Implementing online projects helps my students better learn about the world, be creative, develop their English skills and communicate with their peers around the globe. Projects help increase my students motivation. I tell other teachers about iEARN projects and I managed to involve other teachers in international collaborative projects. It is my strongest skill.”
Implemented the following projects:
"International online projects are a great way to engage students in project-based learning. They are effective tools for teachers to motivate students and also develop life skills for the 21st century citizens, such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. This kind of projects help students and teachers work collaboratively, learn new skills and share with others. It also helps them work in a global community in order to share and solve global issues. It also helps to prepare our students to become good citizens of their country and the world."