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Breaking Down Barriers through Engaging Exchanges

Mark Urwick is the Instructional Coach at RJ Frank Academy of Marine Science and Engineering in Oxnard, California.  Last year he supported 11 classrooms that were participating in Out of Eden Learn. Getting Started In the early 1990s I started my teaching career in Japan at a small English conversation school about two hours north […]

Traversing Worlds: a collaborative video by Out of Eden Learn students and team members

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 […]

Snapshot of Practice: Teaching Migration through Storytelling, Authenticity, and Dialogue

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 […]

There is Another Way: Human Connections and Citizenship

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. On November 7, 2016, a day before the arguably most controversial presidential elections in the U.S. history, […]

The potential value of Out of Eden Learn for English language learners

Ann Rooney teaches at Wilderness School, an all-girls school in Adelaide, Australia. She teaches English as a second language to international students aged 16-17, who come from China. You can read more about Ann’s work on her Edublog The Possibility Post. I teach a small class consisting of eight students whose English abilities range from […]

Paul in conversation with students: a Google+ Hangout

Despite intermittent internet service, long and tiring days of walking, and various roadblocks along the path of his trek, Paul enjoys finding time to engage directly with the Out of Eden Learn community. Before heading off on the trail once again, this time toward the Silk Road of Central Asia, Paul participated in a Google+ […]

Out of Flint: Out of Eden Walk to Authentic Writing

Dr. Arina Bokas is a faculty member in the department of English at Charles S. Mott Community College, Flint, Michigan. She adapted Out of Eden Learn activities and other Project Zero frameworks for her first-year composition class. “Authentic writing occurs when students compose with a voice that is uniquely theirs; therefore, it does not follow […]