MY HERO - iEARN partnership and educators

Highlights from MY HERO's years working with the International Educational Resource Network.

Peter Copen, Founder of iEARN receives the Global Educator Award at the 2013 MY HERO International Film Festival

Global Educator Award - Peter Copen - iEARN 25
Credit: MY HERO

Educators Who Inspire

Mohamed Sidibay: Teaching Peace

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Mohamed Sidibay is a survivor of a horrific civil war in Sierra Leone, where he was forced to fight as a child soldier. Now he advocates for better access to education worldwide.

Jerrilyn Jacobs - Media Arts Educator Award 2017

Producer: Evan Morton
Jerrilyn Jacobs has been inspiring students to create meaningful media for over a decade. MY HERO salutes her dedication as a teacher and director of the Taft Media Program.

Cheikh Darou Seck - Global Educator

Producer: MY HERO

Cheikh Darou Seck is the 2009 winner of the MY HERO Global Educator Award.

Wendy Jewell

Wendy Jewell, a frequent participant in the iEARN Learning Circles project, developed an idea to create a Learning Circle project devoted solely to writing stories, working with digital photography, and creating videos around the theme of My Hero.

Mali Bickley - Teacher Hero

Producer: MY HERO
Mali Bickley is a Teacher Hero who was honored at the 2009 MY HERO Film Festival.

Rowena Gerber Global Educator Award 2010

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Miami teacher Rowena Gerber inspires students to save our environment.

Laura Nietzer

By: David Kemker from The My Hero Project
Laura Nietzer inspires her students through the MY HERO Learning Circle.

Ed Gragert - Special Hero Award

Producer: MY HERO
Ed Gragert was honored at the 2009 MY HERO Film Festival with a Special Hero Award.

Ruty Hotzen

By: Reverend Charles F. Harper
Ruty Hotzen inspires students from around the world through Talking Kites, iEARN.

Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud

By: Wendy Jewell from The My Hero Project
Guillermo Ojeda-Lajud is teacher in Mexico who helps his students gain filmmaking skills.

Barry Kramer

By: David Kemker
Barry Kramer empowers students to ask questions and find answers through Learning Circles, a telecollaborative learning experience.

Atsuko Shiwaku

By: David Kemker
Atsuko Shiwaku set up the International Intercultural Mural Exchange Project to promote peaceful coexistence.

MY HERO Media Arts Educators: Slater

Producer: MY HERO
Slater has grown up with the MY HERO Project where she has been inspired to be an activist for change.

Wendy Milette

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Wendy Milette, director of Film Festivals and Media Arts for the MY HERO Project, is an artist and a media educator who is a hero to Laguna Beach and countless young filmmakers all over the world.

JOANNE Tawfilis - peacemaker hero

Producer: Slater Jewell-Kemker
Joanne inspires us all with the Art Miles Murals Project.

iEARN 2010

Producer: SLATER and The MY HERO Team
A global celebration of the International Education and Resource Network conference in Canada 2010.

MY HERO Global Learning Circles - LOBK My Hero Project

Media content created by my Students

Learning Circles Teacher Madeline Gillum and her students awarded with 2018 Activist Awards!

Sultana Call to Action

Producer: Madeline Gullim
Madeline Gillum's 6th Grade Class at Sultana Elementary created this video through the MY HERO / iEarn Learning Circles!
Sultana Students receive Activist Awards
Credit: Madeline Gillum



Producer: by Jeanne Meyers & Wendy Milette
Esther Wojcicki shares her vision for a Moonshot Movement in Education.

The $1 Microscope

Producer: by: Michael Schwarz
A device made from paper promises to make microscopes as widely available as pencils.

Bella Gaia

Producer: Kenji Williams
Bella Galia means Beautiful Earth. Producer Kenji Williams came up with the idea after meeting an astronaut who lived on a space station for 6 months.

Jessica Baron Guitars in the Classroom

Producer: The MY HERO Project
Jessica Baron is the Founder and Executive Director of Guitars in the Classroom which she launched in 1998 and she has made it her mission to devote herself to "making music more accessible for teachers and students ever since."

Tiffany Shlain

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project
Tiffany Shlain is Director and Founder of the Webby Awards.


Organizer created on 7/15/2017 1:19:26 PM by Jeanne Meyers

Last edited 8/17/2018 7:30:47 PM by Wendy Milette