IEA works with teachers, students and education-based nonprofits empowering learners to problem solve, create and collaborate through global learning, coding, electronics, robotics and media to become the entrepreneurs of the future in their communities.
“Code the Raspberry Pi to Invent for the Benefit of Lebanon” is the theme of the first Raspberry Pi Competition, which is part of a national program that aims to promote coding and innovation in schools.
Pi4L is an e-learning program that aims to provide access to quality education and accelerate basic literacy and numeracy learning. A successful pilot, in partnership with UNICEF was implemented in Lebanon with Syrian refugees.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects that integrate coding-making, electronics, robotics, and media.
Cross-cultural project-based learning and thematic Learning Circles through iEARN and GTP, connecting global and local issues to meet learning goals.
Before the I-DO project, group work was everyone worked alone at home and we would put them together at school. Now, we have learned to work in collaboration with each other and to be one team - to share and to work together in the classroom - and how to talk to people, ask questions and get information.Students of Omar Farroukh High School
IEA’s Coder-Maker is different from any other program, it has infused creativity and even more, students have contribute to their community.Teacher, Dhour Shweir Public Secondary School
“The synergy between our methodology and IEA’s pedagogy has a clear and positive impact on students’ outcomes; we are now integrating this pedagogy in the design of our programs”.Oumnia Arab, coordinator, Pi4L Program
We are most proud of the experience – to have produced something valuable – if our results are shared widely.Students of Baalbeck High School
“The Pi4L e-learning program helped me to read, understand, and become self-confident. I started to spell words and read to rely on myself, to communicate with this little screen. Suddenly, I was reading English; I was so happy, full of joy. I was very happy that I had friends to laugh, joke, and be happy with after being lonely”.Warde, participant in Pi4L program
The International Education Association, IEA, presented typical coding-making projects to schools in Saida and its neighborhood to promote the 1st Lebanon Raspberry Pi Competition for Schools. The demos took place at the Hajj Bahaa Eddine Hariri School in a environment full of curiosity, interest and energy; visiting principals, teachers, and students found it an incredible opportunity that fosters thinking, creativity and innovation.Read More
On May 21, 2014 a group of students, teachers, parents and representatives from various ministries and NGOs assembled at the Dhour Shweir School for the first Scratch Day to be held in Lebanon, and to celebrate and showcase the pioneering work of the students. You can find the event announcement here, and press coverage of the event here and here. The event was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education including the Minister of Education Mr. Elias Bou Saab and representatives from the Center for Research and Development (CERD), representatives from UNICEF-Lebanon including the UNICEF-Lebanon representative Ms. Anna Maria Laurini, officials from USAID-Lebanon, and numerous NGO directors and program managers, heads of private schools, university professors and students from neighboring communities.Read More