The MY HERO Global Learning Circles is a partnership with iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
For those teachers and students who are new to iEARN and online collaborative project work, the 5 week MY HERO First Steps is an opportunity to get a sampling of the MY HERO Learning Circle. Using technology, students learn about young global heroes and honor heroes in their own community while teachers connect with other educators.
MY HERO Learning Circle Timeline - 5 Week Session
Week 1: Opening the Circle
Introduction to the collaboration centre and the MY HERO website.
Teachers share a photo of themself with class in their classroom to post on the project forum in the collaboration centre.
Class surveys shared, filled out and responses posted on the forum.
Teachers register on the MY HERO Website.
Participants share the results of surveys with their class. What questions or comments do students have about the information shared in other classes surveys?
Teachers share the essay How to Choose Your Hero with students, have a class discussion about who is a hero and the difference between a hero and a celebrity. Share your students' thoughts in the forum.
Recommended Activity: Students watch one or both of the following films.
Watch the film The Last Straw about Milo Cress who was concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways and harm ocean creatures. With the help of friends, he convinces restaurants to "go straw-free. Milo takes his fight all the way to Capitol Hill.
Nine-year-old Milo Cress is concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways, waste fossil-fuel resource and harm ocean creatures.
10-year-old Jaysa rallies the community with her speeches about how the power plant causes asthma and “so much suffering.
Watch the film Words Have Power about Jaysa is a young girl from Bridgeport, Connecticut who speaks out at public hearings and helps catalyze the opposition to the coal-fired power plant that is causing her asthma. She addresses the environmental injustices in her community and reflects on the power a single voice can have on creating positive change.
Respond to questions - classes’ answers posted online in forum.
What did students think about the films? What is something they would like to see changed? How can they make a difference?
Links to MY HERO Website and Resources
Short Films that Introduce MY HERO
A short video overview of registering and starting a classroom project in the new MY HERO Teacher's Room.
Tutorials on How to Create Story, Art, Film, and Audio Pages on MY HERO
Essay to Share with Students about How to Choose a Hero
Calendar and Monthly Lesson Plan Resource Links
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