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Welcome to the MY HERO Global Learning Circles!


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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! (see box below for weekly updates)
What an exciting time of year, SEPTEMBER and back to school.
 
JOIN US and Bring your class into the world and the world into your classroom.
So excited to start the new sessions of the MY HERO Global Learning Circles the end of September.
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PLEASE REGISTER NOW to make sure you get the MY HERO Learning Circle you want. Elementary, Middle, High School OR the all ages CALL TO ACTION CIRCLE.
 
Please register HERE: https://iearn.org/cc/space-32
 
We have a BRAND NEW SITE with some exciting new changes and features to make your lives as teachers EASIER!
 
My name is Wendy Jewell and I am the FACILITATOR of the circles. Feel free to Email me with any questions: [email protected]
 
SEE YOU SOON.
Wendy Jewell
Facilitator
MY HERO Global Learning Circles
 
 
HAPPY SUMMER TO EVERYONE!!!
 
We are looking forward to the next session of MY HERO Global Learning Circles, starting September 30, 2017.
 
CHOOSE either Elementary, Middle, High School OR Call to Action CIRCLES.
 
Please register HERE: https://iearn.org/cc/space-32
            
We have a BRAND NEW SITE with some exciting new changes and features to make your lives as teachers EASIER!
 
My name is Wendy Jewell and I am the FACILITATOR of the circles. Please check out the MAP below for more information as well as some of my favorite
finished projects (Organizers). Feel free to Email me with any questions: [email protected]
 
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER.
 

Weekly Update


UPDATE AND NEXT STEPS November 1, 2017

Hope you had a HAPPY HALLOWEEN… for those who celebrate!

 
Hello to All MY HERO Global Learning Circle Participants;

MAKE SURE TO KEEP UP WITH THE TASKS IN YOUR TIMELINE/Checklist, that can be downloaded and is found in top right hand of:

www.myhero.com/learningcircles


OVER the next 6 weeks it is time to CHOOSE a hero to celebrate in one of four ways.

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STORIES

ART

SHORT FILM

And/OR/AUDIO (which can be music, spoken word, etc.) COMPLETING THE MY HERO PROJECT will form the core of the work we will do over the next 6 weeks.

Please enjoy the Class Surveys and Welcome Packs, but now it is time to let them pass away and focus on the reason we are together. The purpose of THIS Learning Circles is to work together in the student and teacher forums discussing and then CHOOSING HEROES. Who is a hero? Can anyone be a hero? What makes someone a hero? ETC. This phase of Learning Circles is critically important for the future of your Circle. 


Your FORUMS and time together in them and doing the MY HERO Project should be collaborative in nature… within your class and then when sharing in the forums and your completed works.

 

EACH teacher will create an ORGANIZER page with all of your students works, as well as with pictures of your class, school, community and country, link to your school website if you have one and a few paragraphs about your experiences taking part in this global online project.

ELEMENTARY school ORGANIZER from Morocco:

https://myhero.com/org_MY-HERO-----AGBALOU-ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL

MIDDLE SCHOOL ORGANIZER FROM CANADA:

https://myhero.com/org_Dreamteam-Heroes

HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZER FROM IRAN:

https://myhero.com/org_Mashar-High-School

 

A general ORGANIZER of Favorite ORGANIZERS including stories, films, art and audio:

https://myhero.com/org_MY-HERO-Global-Learning-Circles-Favorites

 

The commitment is for every class to discover and share their heroes with their own class and with their partner classes in the four ways mentioned above and in the TIMELINE. . The management of your student team is up to you.  This collaborative phase of Learning Circles is your opportunity to allow your students to creatively engage in project work. It should be student inspired, student created, and student managed as much as possible. Above all, it should be fun for them.

 

HERE are examples of past ORGANIZERS… completed MY HERO Projects from previous MY HERO Global Learning Circles.

Some Circle Members have posted very creative Class Surveys.  Below are some online examples that you can share with you class:

Natalia Rata from Moldova:
https://goo.gl/vmmkHq

Ashley Tullar from Michigan, USA:
https://www.slideshare.net/secret/ao3Su2GDWvZJOx

Lian Yong Kung from Malaysia:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/ETLuCx
Part 2: https://goo.gl/s2vkG5

One more note:
The Student Forums are ready!

If you would like to have your students participate in the MY HERO Learning Circle Student Forums please complete the following steps.  First, register your students in the Member Dashboard of the iEARN Collaboration Centre, next me BARRY KRAMER an email along with the following information to: [email protected]

Your Full Name:
Your Email Address:
Your Learning Circle Name: MHE1, MHM1 OR MHH1
Age Level of Your Students (High, Middle, or Elementary):

Shortly after Barry receives your email, he will add you and your students to the forum.  He will notify you when this has occurred.  After this the forums are open to both you and your students. PLEASE REMEMBER IT IS UP TO EACH TEACHER TO MONITOR YOUR STUDENTS FORUM.

Keep your Circle moving forward,
Wendy and Barry

Wendy Jewell

Facilitator

MY HERO Learning Circles

www.myhero.com/learningcircles

[email protected]

https://www.youtube.com/myhero

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroProject

Twitter @myhero


Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D.
iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator
www.globallearningcircles.org
[email protected]
[email protected]
Twitter: iEARNglobalLC

 
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JUDGE THE PEOPLE's CHOICE AWARD at MY HERO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Last day to judge November 5, 2017
 
CHECK OUT THE SHORT FILMS HERE:

myhero.com/peopleschoice

 

AND make use of the TEACHER'S GUIDE BELOW...

MY HERO PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT - TEACHERS GUIDE: myhero.com/peopleschoice-guide

 

Remember that making a short film is one of the ways to complete your MY HERO LEARNING CIRCLE.

 

HAVE A FUN MOVIE DAY WITH YOUR STUDENTS!

Cheers

Wendy 

Wendy Jewell

Facilitator

MY HERO Learning Circles

www.myhero.com/learningcircles

[email protected]

https://www.youtube.com/myhero

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroProject

Twitter @myhero

 

 
MY HERO Global Learning Circles Update: October 15


Weekly news and information to guide you in your participation in the MY HERO project.

Hello to all Participants: MHE1, MHM1, MHH1

MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD AND/OR PRINT YOUR TIMELINE/CHECKLIST from the top right hand of www.myhero.com/learningcircles.

Just a reminder: Your Class Survey should be posted by the end of the week (October 20).  If you have not finished it, please try to send it as soon as possible.  If you are still working on your survey, it would be helpful if you would send a message to your group to let them know when you will be sending it.

There are many different ways to send your Class Survey.  The purpose of this task is to share some information about your students, school, and community.  You can send your information in any cross-platform form that you wish.

Please remember, that the MY HERO Class Survey template is a starting point for you to share some cultural information about your students, school, and community.  You are free to add to it and be as creative as you wish.  In the past, some teachers have added additional information, included pictures, created PowerPoints, produced movies, and even recorded podcasts!  The limit is your time and creativity.

If you have already sent your Class Survey, please share the other surveys with your students.  You are welcome and encouraged to respond to the surveys.  Let your students investigate and ask questions of your Circle partners.  Also, you may send supplementary information if you want to share more of your local culture and country.  This cultural exchange of information is very exciting for students.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

This is also a good time to put a MAP UP ON YOUR Classroom WALL if possible, to show your students where all your partner classes live in the world.
A Few Notes:

1. Barry is planning to open the student forums as soon as we finish the Class Surveys. 

REMEMBER THERE ARE TWO WEBSITES. This week would be a good time to register all the students you want to participate in the student forums within IEARN. You will need to do this through your iEARN account.  This tutorial explains how to add students to your iEARN account: http://tutorials.iearn.org/tutorial/add-students/

It is very important that students are registered before Barry opens the forums.  The task is more difficult for him after the forums have been opened.  WE will be sending around a message early next week with special instructions on the procedure for registering your students for the Student Forums.

2.  Please stay in touch with your Circle Members on a regular basis. Send an email periodically, even if it is to only to say, “Hi.”  It is also polite to respond to messages.  Nothing is more discouraging than sharing information with a group and then having absolutely no response.

I am looking forward to reading your Class Surveys,
Wendy and Barry

 

Wendy Jewell

Facilitator

MY HERO Learning Circles

www.myhero.com/learningcircles

[email protected]

https://www.youtube.com/myhero

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroProject

Twitter @myhero


Barry S. Kramer, Ph.D.
iEARN Global Learning Circles Coordinator
www.globallearningcircles.org
[email protected]
[email protected]
Twitter: iEARNglobalLC

 

 

 

WELCOME! Time to open your learning circle.

 

My Hero Learning Circle 1 (Elementary, Middle and High School - Teachers)

MHE1, MHM1, MHH1

Facilitator: Wendy Jewell
[email protected]

Electronic Roll Call:

NOW is the time to send your
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TEACHER    HELLO    MESSAGES sent in your iearn FORUMS

 

and DOWNLOAD and make use of the TIMELINE/CHECKLIST

https://myhero.com/Hosted/pdf/2017-Learning-Circles-Timeline.pdf

 

Next week you will need to send your MY HERO CLASS   SURVEY
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WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR FIRST WEEK!

Look for:

Your MY HERO Classroom Survey template next  week or if you want to start early, click on it in your timeline/Checklist

https://myhero.com/hosted/pdf/Educator%20QuickStart%20Guide%20Final.pdf


Please feel free to email me or post any questions you may have in your FORUMS.

 

Cheers

Wendy

Wendy Jewell

Facilitator

MY HERO Learning Circles

www.myhero.com/learningcircles

[email protected]

https://www.youtube.com/myhero

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroProject

Twitter @myhero

Hello and WELCOME to all the new classes of the MY HERO Global Learning Circles!!! September 2017

We have 3 extremely diverse circles, with classes from around the world:

Elementary (MHE1) (Canada (2), United Arab Emirates, USA, Taiwan and India

Middle (MHM1) (Tajikistan, Moldova (2), Taiwan (2), Tunisia, Canada, Russia and Palestine

High School (MHH1) (Argentina, Morocco, Canada, Taiwan, Russia, Moldova (3), Mali, Indonesia, Gambia)

We are looking forward to getting off to a great start and I will be here every step of the way as we go on this journey of discovering who and what inspires us and our students... who are our heroes.

Cheers

Wendy 

Wendy Jewell

Facilitator

MY HERO Learning Circles

www.myhero.com/learningcircles

[email protected]

https://www.youtube.com/myhero

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/MyHeroProject

Twitter @myhero

 

 

We hope everyone is having a great summer and we also look forward to you joining us at the End of September for the next sessions of the MY HERO Global Learning Circles.

Register here:  https://iearn.org/cc/space-32

Email me with any questions: [email protected]

We will have a brand new site by then, with some EXCITING new changes and features to make your lives as teachers easier! Stay Tuned.

And below are the completed organizers from this past session of circles. Enjoy.

Relevant Links

How to Choose a Hero
MY HERO Global Learning Circles Favorites
Results from Past Learning Circles
Educator's Quickstart Guide

Direct Forum Links

Click to access your iEarn / MY HERO forums

Weekly Links

Organizers and relevant links for this week...

Hello TEACHERS

Check out our one hour presentation entitled, PROMOTE GLOBAL TOLERANCE & CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY BY CREATING NEW MEDIA WITH THE MY HERO PROJECT. You will discover the MULTI-MEDIA tools you and your students will have access to once you REGISTER at www.myhero.com/register AS A TEACHER or AS A STUDENT.

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/dropin?sid=2008350&suid=D.3922FBEEA0A001AABA07C645C9E228

Exciting opportunity for you and your students to VOTE for the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD at this years MY HERO International Film Festival. DEADLINE for voting November 5, 2017.

Click here to participate!

myhero.com/peopleschoice

MY HERO PEOPLE’S CHOICE BALLOT - TEACHERS GUIDE: myhero.com/peopleschoice-guide

 

 

 

 

 


Check out the MY HERO story in just a couple minutes by clicking on this short film! 

How do I add myself to the map?