Category Student Work

#RayofHope: Inspiring thoughts from Out of Eden Learn students

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 […]

Animals, peace, and borders: Paul Salopek responds to student work

Paul Salopek recently took the time to look at and reply to a selection of student work from Out of Eden Learn, including some pieces in Spanish. In this blog post we highlight three very different pieces of student work along with Paul’s responses. Together, they show the range of ways in which students (and […]

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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 […]

Everyday Borders

** If you would like to have a class participate in Stories of Human Migration, please email us at learn@outofedenwalk.com. We are excited to share what we believe to be an important addition to the Out of Eden Learn curricula: our new Stories of Human Migration learning journey, which we are offering to students aged […]

¿Por qué traduce Out Of Eden Learn? / Why translate Out of Eden Learn?

An English translation follows  Reflexionando sobre nuestro programa piloto en español En el otoño del 2015, me uní al equipo de Out Of Eden con la tarea de traducir y supervisar las comunicaciones españolas en un programa piloto de nuestro plan de estudios “Viaje de Aprendizaje Central: Parte Uno” (disponible aquí en español). Queríamos saber […]

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 […]

Paul’s appreciation of student work: Sharing the wealth

As I write, Paul is getting ready to set off across the bleak and remote steppes of Kazakhstan. According to Paul, this part of his journey has been one of the most demanding because of the logistical preparations necessary to walk across terrain that hasn’t been traversed on foot in decades. Nevertheless, he recently found […]

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 […]

Integrating Out of Eden Learn into my 5th and 6th grade Spanish classes//La integración del ‘Out of Eden Learn’ en mis clases de 5to y 6to grado.

Ver abajo la versión de este blog en español. Vanenka Mosqueira is a Spanish teacher at Atlanta International School. Her students participated in the recent Spanish pilot of Out of Eden Learn. Previously, she adapted some of Out of Eden Learn’s materials for her students. Vanenka follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum.  “To educate with the […]

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 […]