Out of Eden Learn produces “Glimpses from the Classroom” videos (here’s one of a 5th grade class in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA, and another of a kindergarten class in Piraeus, Greece) to provide our community with windows into what Out of Eden Learn looks like and means for participants. Naturally, we planned for the next video […]

Kim Young is a Social Studies teacher at Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts. She has been teaching Grade 9 World History for the last 14 years. Making the decision to include the study of migration as a focused theme for my 9th grade World History classes was an easy one – it is a […]

What do meaningful cross-cultural engagement and interaction look like? And what might be some of the limitations or unintended consequences, as well as some of the promises, of cross-cultural digital exchange programs? These were the two central questions addressed at “Bridging divides? The promises and limitations of cross-cultural digital exchange programs,” […]

Since 2013, Out of Eden Learn has been promoting meaningful digital exchange among youth growing up in diverse geographic contexts. We have previously written on this blog about the way in which the political and social context in which we operate has made our work seem all the more timely and important, given recent trends […]

Emi Kane and Sarah Sheya, who have done a great deal of work on this curriculum, contributed to the ideas in this post. Nathalie Popa also contributed. Approximately 1000 teenage students from varied geographic locations and family backgrounds are currently participating in our Stories of Human Migration curriculum, a learning journey that addresses a timely […]

Last week I attended the Varkey Foundation’s Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The centerpiece of the forum was the 2017 Global Teacher Prize (#teachersmatter), which was awarded to Maggie MacDonnell of Canada who works with students in a small Inuit community above the Arctic Circle. This year’s forum theme […]

For many of us—especially in the United States—the political landscape in which we currently find ourselves is increasingly unnerving. With so much divisiveness in our public discourse and an often overwhelming amount of troubling news stories, it can be difficult to find moments of inspiration, hopefulness, or clarity. Now, more than ever, we (the Out […]