the world collaborate on the subject of heroism.
A copy of the teacher's guide (pdf download) is effective in
explaining this project.
The MY HERO Learning Circles program is a joint venture
between the International Education Resource Network
(iEARN.org) and The MY HERO Project. The MY HERO Learning
Circles provide a unique forum for students and teachers who
are interested in collaborating with other schools from around
the world on the topic of heroes and heroism through writing,
creating digital art, and filmmaking. Elementary, middle and
secondary schools from across the USA, Pakistan, Israel, Russia,
Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Peru and more share their essays, art, and short
films in the MY HERO Learning Circles.
A Learning Circle is created when a team of 6–8 teachers and
their classes join together in the virtual space of an electronic
classroom. The groups remain together over a 3–4 month period,
working on projects drawn from the curriculum of each of the
classrooms organized around a selected theme. At the end of
the term the group collects and publishes its work. Then, just as
any class of students does, the Learning Circle comes to an end.
Each session begins with new groupings of classes into new
iEARN is the world’s largest non-profit global network that
enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies
to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and
make a difference in the world. Membership in iEARN is
required to take part in the Learning Circles. To join, click here.
Once you become a member, complete the placement form to be
placed in a circle for the next session.