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A Google+ Hangout with Paul and Aziz

Last month, Paul Salopek and his walking guide in Uzbekistan, Aziz Khalmuradov, joined classes from Chennai, India to Boulder, Colorado, United States for a Google+ Hangout. Paul and Aziz participated from Bukhara, a Silk Road city with a long history of cross-cultural exchange. The conversation was hosted by Liz Dawes Duraisingh and Sarah Sheya of […]

Introducing a New Learning Journey: Stories of Human Migration

** If you would like to have a class participate in Stories of Human Migration, please email us at learn@outofedenwalk.com. This spring we piloted a new curriculum on Out of Eden Learn: Stories of Human Migration. Classes from the United States, Canada, Singapore, and Australia participated. We were fortunate to work with a group of […]

Documenting Piraeus: Part 2 of 3

While in Piraeus, team member Jessica Fei and I took the opportunity to put into practice some Out of Eden Learn activities. Below you’ll see two pieces: an interactive map and a video in the style of Paul’s Glances. In our Core Learning Journey 1 curriculum, we invite young people to explore what is most […]

Adapting, deepening, extending: How educators are making Out of Eden Learn their own

On November 24, 2015 we held a Google+ Hangout called Out of Eden Learn in the Classroom. During this session five educators from our community shared how they have incorporated Out of Eden Learn into their specific classroom contexts. The participants, who all happen to be active on Twitter, were: Andy Richardson, an International Baccalaureate […]

Promoting dialogue on Out of Eden Learn: Learning from two new offline initiatives

Jordan Magid is a recent graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Before Harvard, Jordan served as founding Executive Director for U-Doodle, a Miami-based arts and education nonprofit. He also co-launched the Miami chapter for Tea With Strangers, a community building organization based in San Francisco. Jordan is interested in understanding how to promote authentic dialogue in […]

Digital Citizenship in Out of Eden Learn: Our Community Guidelines

In recent months, the Out of Eden Learn team has been thinking hard about how we can improve our online community – especially our sense of community. In the fall, we unveiled our new dialogue toolkit, which is a set of suggested moves and routines designed to support meaningful dialogue on our platform. In the wake […]

Responding to Ferguson

Educators who are in the United States – and many of you who are not – will be well aware of the release of the grand jury’s decision on Monday night to not indict the police officer who killed 18 year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Sadly, the shooting of […]

Supporting Dialogue in Out of Eden Learn: Introducing the Dialogue Toolkit

Carrie James is a co-principal investigator of the Out of Eden Learn project, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Chris Sloan is an English teacher and media adviser at Judge Memorial High School. He has helped to develop youthvoices.net since 2005. Chris is a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and Wasatch Range […]

Learning with and from each other

Last week, Out of Eden Learn team member Shari Tishman facilitated a thought-provoking Google+ Hangout focused on “slow looking”. Shari talked about her own interest in careful observation and Project Zero’s longstanding belief that “one of the best ways to understand the complexity of the world is to take the time to look slowly and […]

Building an Out of Eden Learn Educator Community

In December our team held a “mini-retreat” to review how things have been going on Out of Eden Learn thus far and to develop our vision for the coming year. One theme that emerged from our very productive meeting was that we would like to develop more of a sense of educator community on Out […]