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28 :: Multimedia Guide to Global Online Collaboration
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 30.09.2005 18:02:26 :: Update date: 30.09.2005 18:02:53
ORDER YOUR FREE COPY OF NEW INTERACTIVE CD-ROM

Multimedia Guide to Global Online Collaboration


IMAGINE a world in which teachers and students all across the planet are able to work collaboratively on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world. Among the tens of thousands of schools and youth organizations worldwide, there is no shortage of success stories to demonstrate the power of connective technologies to make a difference and deepen the learning that takes place in these connected classrooms.

To help make these connections possible in even more U.S. classrooms, iEARN-USA has developed an interactive CD-ROM Multimedia Guide to Global Online Collaboration. This multimedia resource contains a step by step overview of planning, preparing, assessing and sharing K-12 global collaborative project work, including videos, activity structures, and planning and assessment tools that can be adapted for any context.

Order your copy of the Multimedia Guide to Global Online Collaboration today! For a limited time, iEARN-USA will be offering one free copy of the CD upon request to any educator in the United States. To receive your copy, fill out the online form at http://amity.iearn.org/cd_form.lasso and the CD will be mailed to you. Additional copies can be ordered at a cost of $8.00 each. Contact Lisa Jobson for information.

To learn more about iEARN-USA, see http://us.iearn.org <http://us.iearn.org> . iEARN-USA is affiliated with iEARN (International Education and Resource Network, http://www.iearn.org), the largest, non-profit, global network of over one million students engaged daily in collaborative learning projects that make a difference in the world.

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Ed Gragert, iEARN-USA Check out our new website: www.us.iearn.org
Youth Making a Difference

27 :: Blogs from around the world
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 28.09.2005 22:17:49
Global Voices

is an international effort to diversify the conversation taking place online by involving speakers from around the world, and developing tools, institutions and relationships to help make these voices heard.

http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/globalvoices/

Curious to read what the world is saying? Curious to read some citizen journalism? Wanna sponsor a classroom discussion about hack journalism versus professional journalism? Click this link...engage the world.
26 :: Global Citizen Corps and other opportunities
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 27.09.2005 21:01:38
GLOBAL CITIZEN CORPS

Don't miss this exciting new opportunity to get your network involved in the fight against global poverty! NetAid is now recruiting high school student leaders to join the Global Citizen Corps (GCC) Field Correspondent program. The Global Citizen Corps connects students from across the U.S. through an Online Action Center, which gives them the tools, guidance and support they need to raise awareness about global poverty in their school community. Remind students that the application deadline is October 16, 2005, click HERE. For more information or to request printed materials, please contact Natalie Wooller at gcc@netaid.org or 212-537-0513.




STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR SERVICE-LEARNING


One hundred $1,000 grants, funded by the State Farm Companies Foundation, are available from Youth Service America for teachers, youth (ages 5-25), and school-based service-learning coordinators to implement service-learning projects for National Youth Service Day, April 21-23, 2006. State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants enable youth and educators to bring the positive benefits of service-learning to more young people across America. Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service with curriculum or program-based learning. Schools and organizations use service-learning as a tool to help youth build stronger academic skills, foster civic responsibility, and develop leadership skills. Grant applications and further information can be found at http://www.ysa.org/awards. Completed applications must be received by mail by October 17, 2005 (available to U.S. applicants only). For questions or more information, please contact the Grants Department at GoodNeighbor


PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL
YOUTH AWARDS (PEYA)


For demonstrations of environmental commitment in the US
Deadline: October 31, 2005

This programme recognises young people across the United States (US) forprojects which demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Young peoplein all 50 states and the US territories are invited to participate in the programme, which is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA).

Environmental Education Division
US Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street SW (1707)
Washington, DC 20460
Tel: (202) 260-8749
Fax: (202) 260-0790


DO SOMETHING BRICK AWARD 2006


For young social entrepreneurs in the United States
Deadline: November 1, 2005


The Do Something BRICK Awards honour and fund young people age 25 and underwho identify problems in their communities, and get involved to do somethingto address those problems. Since 1996, the Do Something BRICK Awards have awarded over $900,000 in community service grants and scholarships to young social entrepreneurs throughout the United States.

Each year, the Do Something BRICK Award recognises 6 leaders age 18 and under and 3 leaders age 19-25 who use their talents to take action that measurably strengthens their local communities in the areas of community building, health, or the environment. Awards will be provided based on age category: Age 18 and under category winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant, Age 19-25 category winners will each receive a $10,000 grant, All winners receive pro bono services, media recognition, and the chance to meet celebrities at the annual BRICK Awards Gala.


Click HERE for more information.


The Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (FMF)

FMF is designed to increase understanding of Japan among K-12 educators in the United States. To that end, at least two fellowships will be awarded to K-12 teachers and administrators in each of the 50 states and Washington, DC. Recipients of the FMF grant will travel to Japan to participate in three-week group programs that feature an orientation to Japan followed by visits to primary and secondary schools, teacher-training colleges, cultural sites, and industrial facilities, as well as meetings with teachers and students while living with Japanese hosts. Additional information is available online, click HERE or via email at fmf@iie.org.


Read a story about one South Dakota teacher's experience as a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Fellow at Edutopia online HERE


YOUTH ACTION NET AWARD

(open to US and International applicants) YouthACtionNet is now giving awards to youth leaders and their emerging projects that promote social change and connect youth with local communities. These youth-led projects should have clearly defined goals and have potential for growth or further replication. Final selections are made following a peer review process in which previous award winners select the next round of awardees.


Award recipients will receive US$500 and are eligible to participate in an international capacity-building workshop.


For more information, click HERE for more information or call: (410) 951-1500 or fax: (410) 347 1188

25 :: Youth Action Net Award
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 21.09.2005 18:14:09
YOUTH ACTION NET AWARD (open to US and International applicants) YouthACtionNet is now giving awards to youth leaders and their emerging projects that promote social change and connect youth with local communities. These youth-led projects should have clearly defined goals and have potential for growth or further replication. Final selections are made following a peer review process in which previous award winners select the next round of awardees.

Award recipients will receive US$500 and are eligible to participate in an international capacity-building workshop.
For more information, visit http://www.youthactionnet.org/yan_awards or Tel:
+1 410 951 1500 Fax: +1 410 347 1188
24 :: Youth Leaders for Literacy Grants
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 21.09.2005 18:08:13
YOUTH LEADERS FOR LITERACY GRANTS (US applicants only) Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association (NEA) and Youth Service America (YSA) to help youth direct their enthusiasm and creativity into reading-related service projects. The National Education Association will award 20 grants of $500 each to student-led initiatives. Grant applications should propose youth leadership in developing and implementing a literacy project that begins on NEA's Read Across America Day, March 2, 2006 and culminates on National & Global Youth Service Day, April 21-23.
To be eligible for grant funds, applicants must include a scheduled activity (read aloud session, trip to the library, book-making, etc.) each week of the project period as part of the proposed service project. Applicants ages
21 and younger are eligible to apply as individuals or as groups. Grant applications must be postmarked by November 21, 2005. For more information or to download an application, visit http://www.nea.org/readacross/volunteer/youthleaders.html
YOUTH ACTION NET AWARD (open to US and International applicants) YouthACtionNet is now giving awards to youth leaders and their emerging projects that promote social change and connect youth with local communities. These youth-led projects should have clearly defined goals and have potential for growth or further replication. Final selections are made following a peer review process in which previous award winners select the next round of awardees. Award recipients will receive US$500 and are eligible to participate in an international capacity-building workshop. For more information, visit http://www.youthactionnet.org/yan_awards or Tel: +1 410 951 1500 Fax: +1 410 347 1188 Thank you, Youth Service America
Reminder: 2006 Harris Wofford Award deadline --- Oct.21
2006 State Farm Good Neighbor Service Learning Grant deadline --- Oct. 17 Visit www.ysa.org/awards for more information.
23 :: Student Logo contest: Win a camera!
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 19.09.2005 21:23:29
Do you have artistic or graphically-gifted students? Are they using the internet to positively engage their international peers? Here is an opportunity to harmonize those skills and potentially win a prize! The U.S. Department of State Global Connections and Exchange program is hosting a student logo competition. Students from around the world may engage in a design competition and have the results of their hard work proudly used by this major ECA sponsored program. Creativity is encouraged! Let their skills soar, their voices roar, all while thinking more…

The details:

Global Connections and Exchange logo contest
Deadline: November 1, 2005
1st place prize: digital camera
2nd, 3rd place prizes: State Department logo-emblazoned prizes

-Any size (ex.8x10, 3x3, 1x2)
-300dpi or greater resolution
-Designed in either Photoshop (PSD), Adobe Illustrator (.AI), or InDesign (.Indd)
-Saved as PSD, AI, or Indd file.
-Grayscale or color

Here are some examples from the Uzbekistan connectivity program. Please note that these are provided for reference only. We encourage designs varying widely from these examples.

http://www.connect.uz/gallery/displayimage.php?album=329&pos=2 :


22 :: Sister Cities / Sister Schools Request for Proposals
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 19.09.2005 18:03:18
Sister Cities International, in collaboration with Hewlett Packard, is initiating the Sister Cities/Sister Schools Program to help develop tomorrow’s global leaders. Through sister school partnerships, this program emphasizes the role of schools in increasing international knowledge and cross-cultural understanding of students around the world, as well as helping them to become informed and concerned citizen diplomats.

Four sister city partnerships will receive a $5000 Hewlett-Packard Seed Grant to start a Sister Cities/Sister School program. Funded partnerships will be required to match 100 percent of this grant with cash or in-kind contributions. In addition to the grant, each of the eight participating communities will receive a $1,200 scholarship to fund two students’ attendance at the International Youth Summit on Global Citizenship at the Sister Cities International 50th Anniversary Conference in Washington, D.C., scheduled for July 11-15, 2006.

http://www.sister-cities.org/sci/sciprograms/other/youth

Only members of the Sister Cities International Youth and Education Network are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity. (Please note that it is free of charge - beyond annual sister city dues - to join the Network. Please visit www.sister-cities.org for an application).
21 :: Youth Transition to Adulthood and the World Bank
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 17.09.2005 00:45:28
The World Bank's leading annual publication, The World Development Report (WDR), is focusing on challenges 12 to 24 year-olds face in the transition from youth hood into adulthood.

The report seeks to discuss difficult questions surrounding young people's transition to adulthood, which poses huge opportunities and challenges for development policy. The report seeks to determine how economic policies can help young people during the crucial transition points to adulthood:
* Leaving school
* Staying healthy
* Entering the labor market
* Forming families
* Becoming good citizens.
These transitions are occurring in a vastly different global context from that of their predecessors because of trade and technology. They are also affecting that environment through labor and capital flows, since young people are a significant portion of international migrants.
The World Development Report 2007 is a collaborative effort of the World Bank's Development Economics Vice Presidency and Human Development Network.
It is expected to be published in September 2006.

http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTWDRS/EXTWDR20
07/0,,menuPK:1489865~pagePK:64167702~piPK:64167676~theSitePK:1489834,00.html
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Celebrate IEW on November 14-18 2005!

20 :: President's Environmental Youth Award, Entrepreneurial Award, and ICT awards
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 15.09.2005 19:45:48
President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) For demonstrations of environmental commitment in the US...
Deadline: October 31 2005

This programme recognises young people across the United States (US) for projects which demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Young people in all 50 states and the US territories are invited to participate in the programme, which is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Projects submitted in the past have covered a wide range of subject areas
including:
* recycling programmes in schools and communities;
* construction of nature preserves;
* major tree planting programmes;
* videos, skits, and newsletters created by students that focused on
environmental issues; and
* environmental science projects.
To be eligible to compete, a student or students, sponsored by an adult, must submit to their local EPA regional office:
Evidence of a completed project as defined in the PEYA application
A completed application
Click here to download the application in PDF format.
Click here to download the application in MS Word format.

Contact:
The organisers ask that application questions be addressed to the applicants' regional office. Click here for a complete list of regional contacts.

Environmental Education Division
US Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street SW (1707)
Washington, DC 20460
USA
Tel: (202) 260-8749
Fax: (202) 260-0790
Click here
/ask.php?> to submit a question to the Office of Environmental Education.

Do Something BRICK Awards 2006
For young social entrepreneurs in the United States...
Deadline: November 1 2005

The Do Something BRICK Awards honour and fund young people age 25 and under who identify problems in their communities, and get involved to do something to address those problems. Since 1996, the Do Something BRICK Awards have awarded over $900,000 in community service grants and scholarships to young social entrepreneurs throughout the United States.

Each year, the Do Something BRICK Award recognises 6 leaders age 18 and under and 3 leaders age 19-25 who use their talents to take action that measurably strengthens their local communities in the areas of community building, health, or the environment. Awards will be provided based on age
category:
* Age 18 and under category winners will each receive a $5,000
scholarship and a $5,000 grant
* Age 19-25 category winners will each receive a $10,000 grant
* All winners receive pro bono services, media recognition, and the
chance to meet celebrities at the annual BRICK Awards Gala Click here to learn more about this award.

The selection committee will choose winners based on the following criteria:

* Communication skills
* The ability to motivate and mobilise community members
* Originality of approach to strengthening the community
* Knowledge and understanding of how the local community works
* Establishment of leadership, development of key collaborations and
relationships, and demonstration of long-term commitment to the community
* The demonstration of leadership skills
* Social entrepreneurism: creating organisations, programmes, and
initiatives, and/or building upon existing programmes
* Tangibly improving the lives of others
* Measurably strengthening the quality and health of community
institutions through community work
* Having a sustainable impact on the community at large and beginning
to catalyse long-term improvement
All applications must be submitted online.

Click here
p> to apply online.

Contact:
Do Something
24-32 Union Square East
4th Floor South
New York, N.Y. 10003
USA
brick@dosomething.org Do Something website

Previous winners:
Click here
php> to read about the 2005 winners.

Source: World Youth Peace Summit Online Network , August 24 2005; Do Something website .

Stockholm Challenge Award 2006
President's Environmental Youth Awards
Deadline: December 31 2005

The organisers of the Stockholm Challenge Award 2006 invite excellent ICT (information and communication technology) projects from all over the world to compete for the Challenge trophies. The Challenge is searching for the best initiatives that accelerate the use of information technology for the social and economic benefit of citizens and communities. The objective is to help local entrepreneurs, who work to close the digital divide, by bringing in research communities, development organisations and strong corporate initiatives.

The competition is open to private, public and academic contestants.
Projects are invited in the following six categories:
* Public Administration
* Culture
* Health
* Education
* Economic Development
* Environment
Special focus will be on projects in countries and regions with the greatest needs. There will also be an international Challenge conference in Stockholm on issues related to the role of ICTs in global development work.

Award guidelines include:
* All submissions must be made in English and online, using the entry
form on the Stockholm Challenge website.
* All competing projects must be fully implemented, or piloted in a
realistic setting, for at least three months.
* All indicated fields must be filled out for the jury to evaluate the
project.
* Projects that have not fully filled out their entries will be
disqualified.
* Each project may only be entered in one category.
* Previous winning projects of the Stockholm Challenge Award can not
participate again.
The winners receive Challenge trophies at an event in the Stockholm City Hall, venue of the Nobel Prize ceremonies, in May 2006.

The closing date for entries is December 31, 2005. The application form is easily accessible on the Stockholm Challenge website.

Click here for more information.

Contact:
Ulla Skidén, Project Manager
Stockholm Challenge Award
Tel: +46 8 7904469
Cell: +46 70 678 72 82
ulla.skiden@stockholmchallenge.se
and info@stockholmchallenge.se
Stockholm Challenge website




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19 :: English teaching resource from State
Mark Lydon :: lydon.mark@gmail.com :: Madison
Date of creation: 15.09.2005 18:40:30
I just learned that the State Department's English Language Office has a website maintained and managed by Oregon University -

http://oelp.uoregon.edu/

The resources are numerous and helpful, particularly for English teachers.
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