The International and Education Resource Network (IEARN) provides professional development learning circles to help teachers new to learning circles understand how this process operates in school settings.
Using the six phases of a Learning Circle integrate a collaborative project into your classroom
iEARN equips educators to help students understand how historical and geographic conditions interact to shape their lives. The sharing and exchange of information gives children a deeper understanding of themselves, their family, their community, and their world. Recent events around the world, have shown that we have plenty of reason to teach our children how to get along better by emphasizing similarities, not differences!
Most of the work and assignments during this course and a Learning circle are student centered. As part of this course you and your students will
Learning Circles Course Publications
Below are links to Finished Project Pages that feature the work that was accomplished by teachers during the iEARN Learning Circles Professional Development courses.
Learning Circles Course:
February - April 2009 LC Course Finished Project Page