Learning Circles: Setting the Standard for Excellence in K-12 Student Telecollaborative Project Work Since 1987;
Proudly Part of the iEARN Network Since 1995
Learning Circles are highly interactive, project-based partnerships among a small number of schools located throughout the world. There are two sessions each year, September -January and January - May. To join iEARN Learning Circles, you must first be a member of iEARN and complete an iEARN Learning Circle placement form two weeks before the beginning of the session. Once you complete the placement form you will be placed in a Circle for the next session.
The Teachers' Guide to Learning Circles (Revised 2005), by Margaret Riel provides detailed descriptions of Learning Circles and includes many suggestions on how to structure cross-classroom collaborations in your classrooms. More information is available at Online Learning Circles. We have prepared a Frequently Asked Questions page as well as many handouts and presentation materials about the iEARN international Learning Circles project.
To participate in Learning Circles:
- You must be a member of iEARN
- Fill out a Learning Circles online registration form
- After you have registered, you will be contacted on or around September 15, 2011 by email
- At that time, your registration information and finalize your project choice will be confirmed
- Deadline for registration is September 15, 2011
Schedule for 2011 - 2012 Learning Circles
September 30, 2011 to January 14, 2012 Session
(2011: Session 2, 15 weeks with a 1-week break in December)
January 30, 2012 to May 25, 2012 Session
(2012: Session 1, 15 weeks with a 1-week break in Spring)