Free Choices workshops provided by the Center for Global Studies
The Center for Global Studies is excited to announce our new partnership with the Choices Program, a non-profit organization based at Brown University. The Choices Program develops curricula on current and historical issues and offers professional development for educators.
Choices materials incorporate the latest scholarship from Brown University and beyond to draw connections between historical events and contemporary international issues. In each unit, a central activity challenges students to consider multiple viewpoints on a contested issue. Students examine the historical, cultural, and political background of the issue to prepare a coherent presentation. Follow-up discussion demands analysis, and evaluation of conflicting values, interests, and priorities. Ultimately, students are expected to formulate persuasive arguments and express their own views.
If you are interested in scheduling a Choices Program Professional Development for your department or district, please contact the CGS Outreach Coordinator, Jeremie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will provide these workshops for free and will even come out to your school at a time convenient for you.
Application deadline: December 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm
This is a full year program for high school students born between Mar. 2, 1998 and Sept. 9, 2001. It’s sponsored by the U.S. State Department, so it will open the doors to future opportunities (scholarships, job possibilities, etc.). YES offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project.
International partners to meet on a weekly basis through an online collaboration platform. In this program, students will engage in intercultural dialogue, explore media bias, and build essential leadership skills to take positive action in their local and global communities.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching is a fantastic opportunity for experienced, full-time K-12 teachers (who are U.S. citizens) that want to spend 3-6 months abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. You can study/observe/develop projects in one of the following countries: Botswana, Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. For a lot more info and the application, go to: http://fulbrightteacherexchange.org.
Global Education Conference
The sixth annual Global Education Conference, a free four-day online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held November 13 through November 16, 2016. We invite all to attend!
The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Last year’s conference featured more than 260 general sessions and 35 keynote addresses from all over the world with over 7,500 participants.
Application deadline: December 18, 2016
The Global Competence Certificate is accepting applications for January 2017 . The 15-month, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education was created by Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society to increase the number of K-12 teachers who are highly effective in teaching global competencies. Interested teachers can learn more about the Online Academic Coursework, Global Fieldwork and Capstone Project/Collaborative Practice Groups by visiting the GCC website or registering for an upcoming Information Session.
Application deadline: February 1, 2017
The Museum Teacher Fellowship Program seeks to train leaders in the field of Holocaust education. The fellows are a national corps of skilled educators who assist the Museum’s efforts to promote quality Holocaust education that is rooted in accurate history and responsible pedagogy.
The Museum’s teacher training programs ensure that learning how and why the Holocaust happened is an important component of education in America and strengthens students’ critical thinking about their roles in society.
Application available in late December, 2016
This is an annual week-long, intensive summer workshop for high school English and world literature teachers who are interested in incorporating Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature into their curriculum.
Following the workshop, each participant develops a complete lesson plan for at least one of the pieces covered in the workshop. Those who turn in their lesson plan by the deadline are eligible to receive a $300 book-buying grant.
The workshop is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation. It is part of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)program, a national provider for professional development on East Asia to K-12 teachers.
Application deadline: April 15, 2017
The Dar Al Islam program, held in rural Abiquiu, New Mexico, July 10-23, is a reputable and fully-funded program for secondary school teachers from public, private and parochial institutions of North America. The workshop provides and discusses available resources and tools to help the participants in teaching about Islam more effectively. Instructors consist of scholars with strong academic and traditional credentials, as well as experience in interacting with diverse groups of educators in North America.
For more information and an application, go to: http://daralislam.org/programs/education/teachers-institutes.aspx
Application opens in December, 2016
The Teacher Exchange Branch is excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program!
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to help U.S. teachers (K-12) who aspire to become leaders in global education. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are critical in empowering students to become global citizens.
The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program has four main components:
- Global Education Course: TGC Fellows complete an online eight-week graduate level course on globalizing classrooms and curriculum.
- Global Education Symposium: TGC Fellows travel to Washington D.C. to build networks, collaborate, and develop strategies to enhance world learning.
- International Field Experience: TGC Fellows travel globally for two to three weeks to experience another country’s culture and education system.
- Capstone: TGC Fellows create a Global Education Guide that is a resource for their local community to enhance learning about the world.