The global economy and technology are transforming the Australian economy and society. The work people do is changing and in order to prosper, skills need to be adapted.
Our workforce is going global and the global workforce is coming to us. Young Australians need global competencies to live and work all over the world in global teams with global clients.
Global Projects help teachers to plan for meaningful deep learning experiences that develop global competencies. They enable the investigation of global events, with many referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, answering the call for global citizens who can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Global projects allow teachers to incorporate multiple learning areas, teach the Victorian Capabilities in an authentic context and provide opportunities for students to have agency over their learning.
These projects have been sourced from across the globe and are all aligned to the Victorian Curriculum.
2018 iEARN Conference and Youth Summit in Winchester, Virginia - USA
July 8 - 14, 2018
iEARN (The International Education and Resource Network) is pleased to announce that the 2018 International Conference and Youth Summit will be hosted by iEARN-USA in Winchester, Virginia from July 8 - 14, 2018.
The 2018 International Conference and Youth Summit will coincide with the 30th Anniversary of iEARN, which started in 1988 with the first project collaborations between schools in New York and schools in Moscow. Since then, more than 140 countries, 200,000 educators, and 2 million youth have connected through iEARN projects.
Global Collaboration for Sustainable Development
The theme for the 2018 conference, “Global Collaboration for Sustainable Development”, will celebrate iEARN’s 30-year history of people and projects that have changed the world while also envisioning a future where educators and youth work together to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. As of 2015, all iEARN projects align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2018 conference will bring together educators, students, and partners to meet and discuss how they will continue to achieve SDGs through global, collaborative project work.
Stay Tuned for Updates
Check out the conference website on iearn.org for more information about this announcement. The conference website will be available in the upcoming weeks and will include information about registration, travel, proposal submissions, and the conference program. Please stay tuned to this mailing list to receive conference announcements and follow iEARN-USA on social media for updates.
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