iEARN Online Collaborative Language Arts Projects

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The session informative on iEARN collaboration center and the Language Arts online projects. The session is for 45 minutes and will be run as follows: 1.Introducing iEARN as a program. 5 minutes 2.Take a tour in the iEARN Collaboration Center. 5 minutes 3.Special tour in the Language Arts online projects. 10 minutes 4.Introducing the social and psychological needs of students and how they may bring new roles for teachers and students that shape the way we learn. 10 minutes 5.Exploring how the online projects can contribute to Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom. 15 minutes. To become a member in iEARN Collaboration Center, you need to register on the main page. Registration is for free. http://collaborate.iearn.org/ #iearn #iearnusa #jordan #iearnjordan #collaboration #education

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  • 1. iEARN Online Collaborative Language Arts Projects Khitam Al-Utaibi iEARN-Jordan Representative 6th Annual Shaping The Way We Teach ConferenceMeeting the Social and Psychological Needs of our Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom #iearn #iearnjordan #collaboration American Language Center January 25th , 2014

2. Session Agenda {45 minutes} # Activity 1 Introducing iEARN as a program. 2 Take a tour in the iEARN Collaboration CenterTime5 53 Special tour in the Language Arts online projects104 Introducing the social and psychological needs of students and how they may bring new roles for teachers and students that shape the way we learn105 Exploring how the online projects can contribute to Meeting the Social and Psychological Needs of Students: The Shifting Roles of Teachers in the Classroom.15 3. iEARN Program iEARN in 25 years What is iEARN? iEARN Collaboration Center 4. iEARN Stats 5. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects Calligraphic Arts The art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 1214 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Arts, Interdisciplinary, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Debunk Stereotypes Students collect information about the stereotypes of their countries and debunk them.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, History, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Digital Citizenship Students learn about Digital Citizenship and develop responsible on line behaviors through focused awareness raising activities.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Technology and Digital Media, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing, Math Electronic School Magazine Project Cultural and educational e-school magazine.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Arabic | Subject(s): Environment, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Every Day is Earth Day People should take care about their Mother Earth come join us.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing 6. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects Folk Tales/Storytelling: Past and Present Students will share their stories in traditional and digital forms and through live storytelling sessions, sharing pictures and videos prepared by students about folk tales.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Language Arts/Reading/Writing Get to Know Others An educational endeavor to give students the chance to learn about their own culture as well as other cultures.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Arabic | Subject(s): Arts, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Global Art: A Sense of Caring The purpose of this project is to support youth to exchange digital photos/artwork and writing on the theme of caring.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Technology and Digital Media, Arts, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Heart to Heart Heart to Heart is a project that promotes friendship around the world.It is a project that involves writing.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Russian | Subject(s):Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/Reading/Writing iEARN Online Skype Community (#iEARNskype) Providing a platform and community for iEARN teachers keen to connect, learn, share, and collaborate via Skype video-conferencing.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Foreign/World Languages, Interdisciplinary, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing 7. Special Tour in The Language Arts Online Projects Laws of Life: Virtues Project An Essay Project where students write about their personal values in life.Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English, Russian | Subject(s):Social Studies, Language Arts/Reading/Writing My Country This project is a place for students from around the world to express themselves through essays, drawings, poetry, on different aspects of their country; this will help know better each other and create a better understanding between people.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Arts, Foreign/World Languages, International Studies/Global Issues, Language Arts/Reading/Writing My Hero Project MY HERO is an interdisciplinary, online, interactive Web site that celebrates the best of humanity through essays, artwork, audio, drama, and short films. Age(s): 5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Social Studies, Technology and Digital Media, Language Arts/Reading/Writing Writing a Joint Global Novel Each student or group of students adds a chapter until it is finished and the result is shared with all contributors.Age(s): 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary) | Language(s): English | Subject(s): Language Arts/Reading/Writing 8. Project Structure 9. Teaming Prior Collaboration Interpersonal SensitivitySociabilityAdjustmentPrudenceLearning ApproachThe Hogan Personality Inventory describes normal, or bright-side personality the strengths and weaknesses people display when they are at their best. Bright-side personality characteristics dictate to which psychological role an individual will be drawn.The HPI measures normal personality along seven primary scales: Adjustment: confidence, self-esteem, and composure under pressure Ambition: initiative, competitiveness, and desire for leadership roles Sociability: extraversion, gregarious, and need for social interaction Interpersonal Sensitivity: tact, perceptiveness, and ability to maintain relationshipsAmbitionInquisitivePrudence: self-discipline, responsibility and conscientiousnessInquisitive: imagination, curiosity, and creative potentialLearning Approach: achievement-oriented, stays upto-date on business and technical matters 10. Maslows Hierarchy of Needs When applied to student learningSocial To be accepted by other studentsSelf-esteem Respect between students and between studentsand the teacher 11. Psychological Need! An inherent source of motivation that generates the desire to interact with the environment so as to advance personal growth, social development, and psychological well-being. Based on Reeve (2009, pp. 142-143) 12. 21st Century Educator Required Skills 13. The Three Rs and the Four Cs Core Academics Reading Writing Arithmetic21st Century Skills Critical thinking & problem solving Communication Collaboration Creativity and Innovation 14. 21st Century Learning Environments 15. Thank you Email: iearnjordan@aol.com Twitter: @khitamah iEARN-Jordan Facebook Page