Jun 03 2012
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ROTA host biggest iEARN-Qatar Open House
Representing 19 schools from all over Qatar, the record number of iEARN Qatar projects and students produced a high standard work across the different subject areas: Creative and Language Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Environment and Math.
ROTA Director Mr. Essa Al Mannai commented, "The outstanding work displayed by all the students and teachers confirms our belief that collaboration and working together is essential for all schools. We are very proud of iEARN's success and achievements since ROTA introduced the programme to Qatar in 2008."
The full list of iEARN Open House 2012 schools and projects is Al Bayan Educational Complex for Girls (Project: Beauty of the Beasts), Al-Ekhlass Model Independent School (Tub Gardens), Hajar Independent Primary School for Girls (Tub Gardens), Al Hammad International Developed School (Solar Energy),) Iranian Boys High School (Energy For You And Me), Al Jamiliya Primary, Preparatory and Secondary Independent Girls School (A Special Place), Khalid Bin Al Waleed Independent School for Boys (A Special Place), Leaders International School (Marriage Customs Around The World), Middle East International School (Tub Gardens), Mohamed bin Abdul Wahab Independent Secondary School for Boys (Magic of Water), Moza bint Mohammed Preparatory Independent School (Electronic School Magazine), Osama Bin Zaid School (A Special Place), Pakistan Education Centre (Beauty of the Beasts, Connecting Maths to Our Lives, Eradication of Malaria, Origami and Tub Gardens), and Qatar Secondary Independent School for Girls (Our Footprints, Our Future and Solar Cooking), Religious Institute Preparatory & Secondary Independent School For Boys (Special Places), Al Sailyia Independent Secondary School for Girls (Finding Solutions to Hunger, One Day In The Life and Food For Thought), Al Shahaniya preparatory and Secondary Girls School (A Special Place), Shahaniyah Preparatory & Secondary Independent School for Boys (A Vision) and Umm Al Qura Model Independent School (Pen Friends).
Among the more popular new iEARN projects were 'Beauty of the Beasts', a global project inviting children to capture the grandeur and magnificence of animals indigenous to their areas through original artwork and poetry, and 'Tub Gardens', sustainable micro eco-systems created in containers to encourage diversity and sustainability.
The annual iEARN Open House event has grown in popularity since ROTA became the official iEARN representative in Qatar. In total, over 500 students and more than 400 teachers from 80 schools are part of the ROTA iEARN Qatar network.
In July 2013, ROTA will have the honour to host the Annual iEARN International conference and Annual Youth Summit. Open to all and typically bringing together teachers and students from over 70 countries, the 6-day event showcases educational technology activities, school partnerships, new Internet-based professional development tools, innovative curricula, and the collaborative efforts of youth and educators participating in the network.
For more information about Reach Out To Asia's projects in Qatar, visit www.reachouttoasia.org or the ROTA Facebook page, www.facebook.com/reachouttoasia
Reach Out To Asia is a non-profit organization launched in December 2005 in Doha, Qatar, by Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Operating under the auspices of the Qatar Foundation, ROTA is committed to providing high quality and relevant primary and secondary education, encouraging relationships among communities, creating safe learning environments and restoring education in crisis affected areas across Asia and around the world. ROTA envisions a world, where all young people have access to the education they need in order for them to realize their full potential and shape the development of their communities.
Further information on Reach Out To Asia can be found at: www.reachouttoasia.org
About Qatar Foundation
Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, Qatar Foundation is a private, non-profit organization committed to the principle that a nation's greatest natural resource is its people. The headquarters of Qatar Foundation are located within its flagship project, Education City. A fourteen million square-metre campus, Education City is home to numerous progressive learning institutions and centers of research, including branch campuses of six of the world's leading universities, plus a cutting-edge science and technology park. Qatar Foundation also works to enhance the quality of life in Qatar by investing in 'Education, Science and Technology and Community Health and Development'.
iEARN was launched in 1988 as a pilot project between the US and USSR to demonstrate that students could use emerging new technologies to work together on meaningful educational projects that enhance the quality of life on the planet. It is iEARN's vision that students who start working together globally from the earliest ages will: 1) enhance their learning because it is experiential and interactive with their peers in other countries and 2) realize that the world's issues can be resolved by collaborative solutions. The iEARN network (ages 5-19) has grown to become the world's largest educational network for project-based learning, with programs in 130 countries.
Please visit www.iearn.org for more information
For further information please contact:
Group Account Director
Cohn&Wolfe Public Relations, Doha, Qatar
Telephone: +974 4428 3177
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