Greetings to our Out of Eden Learn Community and other readers of this blog, We have been thinking about our community members in different places and contexts at this extraordinary time. As you know, the Out of Eden Learn team is physically situated in the United States, where recent and ongoing events connected to police […]

Online Learning Landscape 4/9-4/16

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. This piece is the third in a series of Learning Landscapes—or weekly distance learning news, strategy, and big-picture updates. Similarly […]

Online Learning Landscape 4/2-4/9

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. This piece follows up on the one I shared last week. I have taken the time to synthesize some […]

Online learning landscape 3/26-4/2

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. In order to support our educator and learner community, it is important for the OOEL team to follow what […]

This is a picture of a student sitting in a tree.

This January, nineteen students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education spent two weeks immersed in an intensive course on slow looking. The class was taught by OOEL co-director Shari Tishman. Linked in spirit to Out of Eden Learn’s theme of slowing down to observe the world closely, the purpose of the course was to help […]

Charlotte Leech, writer of this piece, co-founded Loka together with Sanat Kumar. Paul Salopek visited Loka on his walk across Northern India, and later met up with the Out of Eden Learn research team there. Once upon a time there was a Small School with Big Dreams called Loka. It was tucked away along the […]

Mike McPharlin is a 5th grade teacher at the Francis Parker School in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and a longtime member of the Out of Eden Learn Community. Spending the second semester doing a deep dive into Planetary Health opened my students’ eyes to the role of choice and its impact on the interdependence of environmental […]

A word cloud of the countries where students participate in Out of Eden Learn from, excluding the United States.

Kate Tanha is a student at Minerva Schools majoring in Computer Science, with an interest in politics and psychology. The data shared in the post below is a result of analyses conducted by Kate using Wolfram, an application for computational programming. In the summer of 2019, I spent four weeks at Project Zero working with […]

Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) is honored to announce a gift from Qatar Foundation International (QFI). QFI shares with OOEL a commitment to supporting students and educators in developing more nuanced understandings of culture, with a special focus on cultures in the Arab world.  We invite readers to explore QFI’s active blog through which they […]

Out of Eden Learn and the Planetary Health Alliance have partnered to develop the Introduction to Planetary Health learning journey—a new special curriculum on the Out of Eden Learn platform.  The purpose of the learning journey is to introduce young people to the complex subject of planetary health and help them uncover connections between planetary […]