Tag Archives: global connections

Beyond Our Platform in Piraeus, Greece: Part 1 of 3

Sarah Sheya is the Project Coordinator of Out of Eden Learn. She joined the team in November of 2014. Sheya, as she prefers to be called, manages the day-to-day operations and develops media and outreach tools for the project. This post is part one of a three-part series on Out of Eden Learn’s recent trip […]

Exploring Dialogue on OOEL, Part 2: Notice, Connect, Extend, and Snip

In my last post about the Dialogue Toolkit, I reviewed the purpose of our toolkit and described two core moves – Appreciate and Probe – with examples from student work.  To reiterate, the aim of the Dialogue Toolkit (co-developed with Chris Sloan) is to promote thoughtful, mindful exchanges between young people participating in Out of […]

Finding a Deeper Purpose in the Classroom Through Out of Eden Learn

Hollis Scott is a 5th grade teacher at Montair Elementary School in Danville, California. Her students participated in Out of Eden Learn last year. I am a fifth grade teacher in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area. I came to teaching after having worked in the corporate banking world, as a startup representative […]

The story of young Greek travelers in Out of Eden Learn

Kiriaki Melliou is kindergarten specialist at the Directorate of Primary Education in Piraeus and PhD Candidate in the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Our story begins at the International Visible Thinking Conference in Miami, Florida, where Shari Tishman presents “Out of Eden Learn” – an online community in […]

What does a seven-year journey around the world have to do with kindergarten students in São Paulo?

Juliana Reydon, Paula Mello and Maria Fabiana Grasso work in the Pre-Preparatory School at St. Paul’s School in São Paulo, Brazil. Their students participated in Out of Eden Learn this year. A man is travelling. He is following the footsteps of humankind around the world on a seven-year walking journey. What does that have to […]

Learning from Bassam Almohor, Paul’s guide through the West Bank, Palestine

Out of Eden Learn recently invited Bassam Almohor to be the guest of honor at a Google+ Hangout with Out of Eden Learn educators and students. Bassam was Paul’s walking guide through the West Bank and is an accomplished writer, photographer, and videographer in his own right. Our hour-long conversation with him proved to be […]

Learning from participating educators: Highlights from last week’s Google+ Hangout

This blog post refers to the Google+ Hangout that we organized on Tuesday, March 24. Because of a technical glitch the Youtube videos are divided into Part 1 and Part 2 – and while it was a very interesting conversation, you should know that the sound quality throughout was rather variable. This post synthesizes some […]

Finding our way into each other’s worlds: Musings on cultural perspective taking

Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero where she also chairs the Future of Learning institute. Her research group examines quality approaches to educating for global competence in and across the disciplines in multiple  education contexts. Like many readers of this blog, I follow Paul’s dispatches with delight. Each story invites me […]

Stories without borders

Yan Yang currently works as a research assistant for Out of Eden Learn. A doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she is interested in researching teaching and learning as exploratory experiences in various contexts. She was a preschool teacher in China before studying at HGSE. Walking past Israel and the West Bank […]

Out of Eden Learn in China

Vincent Chunhao Qian recently graduated from the Human Development and Psychology master’s program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This past semester he has helped Out of Eden Learn with outreach efforts and has attended our weekly team meetings. Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to combine a visit home with a visit […]