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20th Annual iEARN International Conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit 2013

Calendar icon 01 - 05 July 2013
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), is hosting the 20th Annual iEARN International Conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from 1-5 July, 2013.
Dates: 1-5 July 2013
Venue: QNCC, Qatar National Convention Centre
  • 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of iEARN, which started in 1988
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), is hosting the 20th Annual iEARN International Conference and 17th Annual Youth Summit, to be held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from 1-5 July, 2013.
 
The overall theme of the iEARN 2013 Conference and Youth Summit will focus on the use of technologies in education to reach out, learn and build a better world together. Hence, the conference aims at further developing attendees’ knowledge and skills about the use of ICT for inquiry and collaborative learning as in the iEARN context.
 
Participants are encouraged to promote innovative ways to use ICTs, share their iEARN experience, network with peers across the world, and experience and learn more about the Qatari/Arabic culture. This conference is open to all educators and students already involved in iEARN as well as those interested in the field of ICT for Education.
 
For the first time in the Gulf region more than 500 educators and learners from around 50 countries are coming to Qatar to share experiences and learn more about the use of technologies in education to reach out, learn and build a better world together. The Conference sponsored by: RasGas Golden sponsor, Qatar Vinyl Company Silver Sponsor, Supreme Education Council, Official partner. For further information please contact us on: info@iearn2013.org.
 
About iEARN-Qatar
In March 2008 Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) launched the iEARN program in Qatar. Since then, 411 teachers from 99 schools in Qatar have attended ROTA’s iEARN-Qatar workshops, and participated in a variety of iEARN projects with their students. Twice a year iEARN-Qatar provides workshops and online professional development for teachers who are interested in integrating internet technologies and project-based learning into their curriculum. 
 
Educators also have an opportunity to join the ROTA Knowledge Network for professional development to enable them to integrate internet technologies and project-based learning into their curriculum. ROTA also organizes an Open House every June to give students and teachers the chance to display their work and achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the school year.
 
About iEARN Conference
The first iEARN International Conference began in 1994 when iEARN teachers came together physically in Argentina. After that it became an annual event: Australia (1995), Hungary (1996), Spain (1997), USA (1998), Puerto Rico (1999), China (2000), South Africa (2001), Russia (2002), Japan (2003), Slovakia (2004), Senegal (2005), the Netherlands (2006), Egypt (2007), Morocco (2009), Canada (2010), and Taiwan (2011), and Qatar (2013).
 
About iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization, made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries, that works to connect classroom learning with real world issues, and to work collaboratively to find solutions to these issues. 
iEARN’s vision: To enable young people to undertake projects designed to make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of the planet and its people.
 
iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students have been engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.

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