Learning Circles – Register Now for September 30th Start!
iEARN Learning Circles is a fantastic opportunity for K-12 iEARN educators and students to take part in a highly interactive and facilitated project experience among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There is a topic of interest for everyone in all grade levels. Participants will identify and implement a classroom project related to the theme, then gain input and feedback from partner classrooms before developin...Read more
iEARN is celebrating 10 years of the Adobe Youth Voices Program with a wonderful virtual media festival showcasing films, design work and other youth productions from the iEARN collaborative media projects. This is the culmination of the AYV inspired iEARN Media Production and Exhibition Mini-Grants. This is a video conference event using Adobe Connect so all are invited to join virtually.
Date: Friday, June 17 at 1:00 pm UTC (9:00 am EST).
Register: Ple...Read more
Submitted by Omashani Naidoo
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is
seeking youth between 18 and 30 who are working on community or social action
on Climate change. Why don’t you consider a project or campaign you are
involved in to combat climate change, an action which convinced your parents,
school or college to take climate action, a lobbying of your elected members of
government or your city leaders. Whatever is making a difference, turn it into
a snappy concise 3 minute vid...Read more
Brescia House School in Johannesburg is having another one of it’s wonderful TeachMeets on Thursday 9th June at 3pm. Please visit their website at http://www.brescia.co.za/teachmeets-2016 to register. This is an opportunity for teachers, librarians, coordinators, heads & IT managers interested in innovation in teaching & learning to learn and share classroom ideas.
This was an email from Lyn Ross advertising an exciting Maths Day on 14th May.
“Hi Primary School Teachers!
In a unique collaboration between Matific, Sharp Calculators
and Living Maths, we are excited to present the Cape Town MathsDay being held at The Grove Primary School on Saturday morning, 14 May 2016.
We have packed the morning with great presentations and interactive workshops, with loads of free giveaways ...Read more
Want to learn more about using Google Apps in your classroom? There is a great Google Educator Group event coming up in Cape Town… GEG West Coast invites you to their next Google Educator Group event ‘Share, Show & Tell.’
They’d like to create a space where we can learn from, upskill and inspire one another with ideas around the use of Google Apps for Education. They therefore invite educators, school leaders and administrators, to come and share their experiences...Read more
You are invited to attend the 2016 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Pune India from 3rd – 8th July 2016.
iEARN 2016 Conference Theme
FOSTERING QUALITY IN EDUCATION
Participants can present their papers or can conduct workshops or action research projects or share success stories of iEARN projects in the following areas:
Schools and community
Leadership in schools
Innovation and change
Quality standards in schools
Visioning practice in Sc...Read more
1 Jan – 25 September 2016. Join and help to plant 100 million trees by 2017.
The ENO Programme organises the 3rd ENO Treelympics, olympiads for tree planting. They will last from 1 Jan to 25 Sep 2016. Their target is to plant 100 million trees by 2017, a pledge they made for Rio+20 Summit 2012. Sign up to participate on their website http://www.treelympics.org/. Find their Facebook page to interact and tweet #enotreelympics. Africa needs mor...Read more
The Computer Olympiad (http://www.olympiad.org.za/) has announced its new talent search for 2016. This is a great free contest for schools to consider.
1. COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
Talent Search is a free contest to develop Computational Thinking; the kind of skill you need to take IT, CAT, Maths and Science. At the same time it will identify learners with potential. That is why many schools use it for sub...Read more
This is a message from Vidcode. It brings with it some great opportunities for teachers and classrooms in 2016.
“President Obama recently announced Computer Science for All, a new initiative to bring computer science education to classrooms across the U.S. Vidcode is overjoyed that the White House has put their support behind computer science for every student!
We’re thrilled to be part of this movement to empower all students to use and connect computer science with their friends and hobbies. ...Read more