Check out what came from the students of these inspiring teachers!
MY HERO Learning Circles, a partnership with iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), brings the world into your classroom and your classroom into the world. Teachers and students from around the world collaborate and learn about each other, each others cultures, communities and of course, HEROES.
SHOWCASE ORGANIZER PAGES that capture ALL of their class's multimedia projects.
We enjoyed learning about the heroes in our lives. We learned that we can be inspired by ordinary people who are challenged by extraordinary situations. They inspired us to Dream about our goals, Believe in our abilities and gifts and then we can Achieve anything.
"It was such a great time, the time we shared, my students and I, with you during this project. We enjoyed researching and writing about our heroes. As we enjoy reading about yours! No doubt this experience will gather us again next year. Teacher "Aziz", Abdelaziz Rhazzali
Our students had a fantastic experience participating in the iEARN Global Collaboration Learning Circle. Communicating with other classrooms around the world is an extremely beneficial opportunity for students who live in a rural area such as ours to catch a glimpse of other cultures and to consider similarities and differences amongst our world's peoples. The My Hero: Call to Action Learning Circle that our students participated in through the iEARN Learning Circle afforded students the opportunity to examine their own thoughts and beliefs about the qualities and characteristics true heroes possess. Furthermore, the circle helped our classrooms around the world to focus on universally important issues and concerns. Our students here at South Callaway were inspired by the ideas shared by others. Communicating with other students, teachers and Circle facilitators encouraged them to learn more, dig deeper and take more risks. This is an experience that all students may gain much from!
We are Iranian. We live in Tehran , the capital city of Iran. These students are in grade eleven at Mashar High School. This is an exciting project because it has given us a vast perspective toward different people from different parts of the world.Knowing that you can have more than one hero and learning from others is interesting . We loved doing this and sharing this much information from all over the world. Thank you my hero.
Ala Babcinețchi's students from Theoretical Lyceum "Ion Creangă" in Florești, Moldova were active participants in the MY HERO Learning Circle. They explored the theme of heroism and wrote essays honoring their personal hero. Read their essays here.
Short Films, Art and Stories Celebrating Community Heroes During the Coronavirus submitted by Learning Circle Participants
CALL TO ACTION - MY HERO Learning Circle
This first Call to Action circle featured teachers from Canada, USA and Morocco. Their goal: to choose a hero or organization to support in whatever way they saw fit and to document their actions with Skype sessions, blogs, art, photos and short films. Check out their inspiring results.
Building a School Brick by BrickWe decided to support Free the Children's Brick by Brick program. Our friend, Sidibay, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, came to talk to us about the importance of education to children from all over the world. We held fundraisers and created awareness videos and campaigns to make others aware of the importance of education for all children.
My Hero Call to Action inspired children to find a project that they could help others. McConnell Elementary gifted students have helped to support a non-profit called Nickels For Nepal. This foundation works with a NGO in Nepal, Project Education Nepal to help children in the remote Mijar Village 100 KM outside Kathmandu, Nepal.
Short films when done well can really melt our hearts and minds. There are some remarkable films from some wonderful students and their dedicated teachers. See for yourself.
South Callaway students take a step in reducing the amount of plastic waste they produce. They offer alternatives to one-time use plastic items found in my students lunch bags.
There are SO many stories written by students participating in the MY HERO Global Learning Circles... far too many to include. Here are some examples.
Visualizing heroism for many students and teachers is an extremely rewarding experience. There are some very talented artists in all age groups who share their heroes using art. Be inspired.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary used AUDIO to record their HERO STORIES
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the MY HEERO learning circles. We began our experience by completing a survey in Google forms to tell information about ourselves. When we learned the location of the other classes in our circle, we used Google earth to look at each location. We responded to the discussion board in the iEarn circle about our thoughts about heroes.
In Mr. Allen's Social Studies class, we did research about our heroes and used audacity to create recordings about our heroes.
At the end of the project, we reviewed the projects created by the other classes around the world. We chose a hero from the completed projects page and responded to questions in a discussion board created by our technology facilitator, Joanna Brown.
Many teachers return year after year to the MY HERO Global Learning Circles. These are just a few of them. They tell MY HERO that it is one of the best things they do all year with their students and that the experiential and global nature of the project helps create life long learners.
Organizer created on 6/24/2015 5:30:47 AM by Wendy Jewell
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