iEARN-Morocco Hosts Christopher Stevens Youth Network Workshop in Rabat

By Abderrahman Ismaili AlaouiRabat – The Moroccan Education and Resource Network (MEARN) hosted on September 08-09, a workshop for 11 English teachers from public and private schools at Center for Modern Languages in Rabat as part of the Christopher Stevens Youth Network (CSYN): Global Connections 2.0 Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.The main objective of the workshop was to introduce the participants to iEARN, the Chris Stevens Youth Network, and to focus on building educators’ skills for online, global project-integrated Project Based Learning in teaching through iEARN projects. CSYN connects 19 classrooms in the Middle East, North Africa, and U.S. through online, global projects to give high school students an international experience, build relationships across countries, and provide a deeper understanding of global and local issues in their curriculum.Mr. Jamal Eddine Slimani began the workshop with a debriefing of iEARN-Morocco’s outstanding achievements and projects, and spoke about the project of CSYN online courses. Teachers worked on project planning activities together and explored the Collaboration Centre, iEARN’s online platform, to connect with other teachers around the world.In the second part of the workshop, Mr. Noureddine Laouni discussed the best practices for international communication. He introduced the participants to the project-based learning (PBL) and how to apply it in their teaching.Abderrahman Ismaili Alaoui is a teacher of English in Moulay Idriss Zerhoune, Morocco. He holds a Master’s in communication studies from the University of Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech, Morocco. He is a contributor to Morocco World News.

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