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IEARN-Lebanon Example of a Learning Circle Schedule

To apply for the Uniting Beyond Our Diversity project in your class, follow the weekly steps and adapt them to your classroom needs

Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 1 - January 1 - January 6
- Face to Face Workshop


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 2&3 - January 7 - January 20
- Teachers get to know more about the project, read last year contributions; essays and tiles.
- Teachers get ready to work with their students.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 4 - January 21 - January 27
- Teachers Introduction: Teachers introduce themselves in the UBOD iEARN forum.
- Teachers read and reply other teachers' introduction


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 5 - January 28 - February 3
- Introduce the topic: teachers introduce the project to the students and clarify its goals.
- Students read last year essays and have a look at the tiles.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 6 - February 4 - February 10
- Students introduce themselves (class introduction) in the UBOD iEARN forum.
- Students read and reply to other students' introduction


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 7 - February 11 - February 17
- Teachers present to students the two questions, have a discussion about the questions with students, give examples. Activities for those discussions will be added here


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 8 - February 12- February 24
- Students select a question, then brainstorm on the challenges (local, global, etc…), select the challenges
- Share with us the challenges they selected in the UBOD iEARN forum and present the activities they will conduct.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 9 - February 25- March 2
- Students research the focus, collect data.. (read articles, conduct a survey, prepare a questionnaire)


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 10 - March 3 - March 9
- Students analyze collected data - Students can prepare an oral presentation based on the results


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 11&12 - March 10 - March 23
- Students start writing what they found/think/ feel.
- Students write a text which demonstrate the challenges they face and how they address them.
- They can write in the style of their choice, it could be in any form (poetry or prose), max. 250 words.
- Students follow the writing process: draft, edit, proofread


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 13 - March 24 - March 30
- Students post their final writings to the UBOD iEARN forum.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 14 - March 31 - April 6
- Students start to working on their tiles, brainstorming, ideas and start working on their sketch and drawing.
- A tile is a piece of fabric tightens to a frame size 50x50cm. Clear direction and advice will be posted here
- Students put their sketch idea on a paper; they can get help from the art teacher in the school, and then draw their final idea on a piece of fabric.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 15 - April 7 - April 13
- Students paint and finalize their tiles.


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 16 - April 14 - April 20
- Take photo pictures of the tiles
- Post your tiles pictures to the UBOD iEARN forum. (Check direction)


Steps Guideline - iEARN-Lebanon Week 17 - April 21 - April 27
- Students read/enjoy the challenges and tiles of others
- Students analyze in what ways:
  • we are similar/different in the way we face our challenges.
  • we adapt our lifestyle to the challenges of the 21st century
(copied from the iEARN-Lebanon Site) Return to the list of Learning Circles Schedules.
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