The conference I am attending is called the iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit. iEARN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect schools around the world in meaningful projects tied to the United Nations Sustainability Goals (Global Goals) with the ultimate result of making the world a better place. These goals are a call to action to "end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity." Who wouldn't want to strive for this?? To have 220 educators, 100 youth, together representing 43 countries, talking, sharing and connecting is so powerful. iEARN sponsors approximately 150 projects; one of them is "A Day in the Life" that my 6th graders participated in last year with students in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt and Yemen. At the conference we are learning about all the other projects we have access to - I am so excited to bring these back to our students and teachers at Genesee!
Peace Flag Project