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Scaffolds for Deeper Exchange—Adapting Out of Eden Learn’s Dialogue Toolkit for Teacher Professional Development Contexts

I recently returned from a site visit to the United Arab Emirates, where I spent a week with a practitioner cohort from seven schools in the GEMS Education network through the Creating Communities of Innovation research initiative at Project Zero. Started in 2016, Creating Communities of Innovation (CCI) is a multi-year study that considers how […]

Introducing an Ally in International Digital Exchange: Global Cities, Inc.

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 […]

Thinking beyond: Some thoughts from the Global Education and Skills Forum

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 […]

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, […]

Uncovering the Everyday: Student work from the Out of Eden Learn project

Young people in countries around the world are slowing down to notice, appreciate, investigate and uncover the everyday in their neighborhoods and local communities. We hope students develop a capacity for and inclination toward slow looking and listening by participating in the Out of Eden Learn curriculum. We recently published a two-part series on our […]

Slow Journalism, Community Storytelling, and Out of Eden Learn’s curriculum: the experience of an aspiring journalist

Andres Camacho is an amateur journalist, currently in the midst of his first project about the mine spill in Brazil’s Doce River valley. Andres graduated in 2015 from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Digital Communication. Paul Salopek inspired me to become a […]

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 […]