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DOHA: Reach Out To Asia (Rota) will host its annual International Education & Resource Network (iEARN) Open House on Saturday at the Qatar Foundation Student Center.
iEARN Open House 2012 will see 350 students and 50 teachers representing 19 schools participate by showcasing 27 projects, including new projects Origami, Beauty of the Beasts, Tub Gardens and Finding Solutions to Hunger.
The world’s largest K-12 educational network, iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. Empowering teachers and young people to work together using the Internet and other new communications technologies, over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative iEARN projects worldwide.
“iEARN enables young people to go beyond learning about the world, to learning with peers around the planet by using connective technologies. Instead of just a few students who are able to physically visit another country, the entire class can have personal and educationally valuable experiences with other cultures,” points out Rota Director Essa Al Mannai.
There are over 150 iEARN projects to choose from, all facilitated by teachers and students to fit their specific curriculum and classroom needs and schedules. Projects are integrated online in the IEARN Collaboration Center as teachers and students enter forums to get involved in ongoing projects with classrooms around the world.
Rota is taking the bold step in organizing a 2 day meeting in July to establish iEARN-Arabia, the first iEARN network for the Arab world.The Peninsula