iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.
iEARN is made up of over 40,000 educators in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide using over 30 languages.
Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world.
During 2000 – 2011, iEARN Sri Lanka initiated the following projects which has accepted as educational projects by the US State Department.
These projects represent many age groups in the world which helps our children to move ahead with an international exposure.
With the leadership of Royal College, Sri Lankan youth have made presentations at youth summits held in many countries during this period.
http://iearn.org gives you an overview of the global spreadover and the nature of the organization.Just before leaving to Osaka the Country coordinator Mrs Lakshmi Attygalle with students of Royal College
Country coordinator representing Sri Lanka at iEARN Youth Summit held in Osaka Japan in 2004
Learning Circles - 2015 December
iEARN Sri Lanka conducted 2 projects on learning circles during the year at Belvoir College International, Colombo. Many schools were involving in a small diverse, democratic groups of students of 6-12 years of age who meet regularly over a specified period of time to focus their different perspectives into a common understanding of an issue or problem. This was immensely helped Sri Lankan children to acquire knowledge in communicating and information sharing through emails. .
Learning Circles - Children's Rights - 2015 March
iEARN Global Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world.
iEARN Sri Lanka together with iEARN Netherlands have joind hands recently to start the project on Children's Rights Learning Circles. A workshop was held on 16th March, 2015 and it was inaugurated by Ms Manon van Herwijnen, Facilitator Learning Circles, iEARN - Netherlands.
For all participants of this Learning Circles, it was an important opportunity to expand awareness of Children’s Rights.
iEARN Sri Lanka - Workshop on MAD day - 2014 October
On the last Tuesday in October each year, iEARN youth, educators and coordinators around the world are participating in MAD (Make A Difference) Day by giving back to their local communities through community service and sharing their Collaboration Centre projects with others. In 2014, MAD Day was held on October 28.
To commemorate this day, the iEARN Society of Royal College, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka, created an evening filled with entertainment for elders living in an “elders’ Home” as the MAD project for the iEARN Global Make a Difference Day.
The school selected an elderly home which is named “Mallika Home for Elderly Women” (www.mallikahomes.org) to carry out the project. The elderly home is situated close proximity to the school.
iEARN Sri Lanka - 2013 Mid Year Workshop
iEARN Sri Lanka conducted a one day workshop on 31 May 2013 at Royal College, Colombo 7.
iEARN Sri Lanka hosted a workshop involving over 150 students of 8 schools on 31 May 2013.
The workshop was inaugurated by Mr Chris Elms, the press and Information officer of US Embassy, Colombo - Sri Lanka.
United Nations Humanitarian Correspondent, Mr Udara Soyza (Former iEARN secretary of Sri Lanka), also addressed the students and shared his experience in iEARN projects.
iEARN project facilitator from Russia joined online for this workshop.
The following activities were carried out at this remarkable workshop held at Royal College Colombo 7Introduction to iEARN Training on how to join iEARN Registration authorization by Country Coordinator On-Line Students / Teachers registration Introduction to projects Partipating on interactive forums by teachers & students
Participants engaging in projects