Other Professional Development Opportunities
This page lists professional development opportunities offered by outside organizations, including grants and funding that support teacher travel and field trips. The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies maintains a list of K-12 opportunities specifically focused on that region.
For more information, please follow the links and contact the sponsors directly.
Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP)Application Deadline: January 25, 2016
Funded by the US Department of State through the American Councils for International Education.
TCLP places language teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. host schools for an academic year to teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, round-trip airfare, training, and ongoing program support.
We invite you to join us at one of three webinars that we will be hosting on Thursday, November 12 at 4:00 PM (EST), Friday, November 20 at 4:00 PM (EST), and Wednesday, December 9 at 4:00 PM (EST) to learn more about the program and to speak with host school alumni about their TCLP experiences. Please note that these sessions are only for K-12 schools in the U.S. You are also welcome to check out our most recent program newsletter by clicking the image at the bottom of this email.
To register for a webinar or apply to TCLP, please visit http://tclprogram.org/host-school-application.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at www.usagermanyscholarship.org. Deadlines for U.S. applicants range from December 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, depending on state of residency.
Summer Programs for High School Students: Jordan
- Expand your understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.
- Visit natural, historical, and cultural landmarks throughout Jordan.
- Develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in college.
- Earn a Columbia University Statement of Attendance and written evaluations from Columbia-affiliated teachers
A pre-college summer program for students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college, organized in collaboration with King's Academy in Jordan and facilitated by the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman. The program is conducted in English; no knowledge of Arabic is required.
This program combines substantive reading and coursework with firsthand experience in an Arab country. Students live and study at King's Academy in Manja, Jordan, and travel extensively throughout Jordan with a variety of local guides and organizations. Participants emerge with a working knowledge of the history and cultures of the modern Arab world, phrases in conversational Arabic, valuable skills applicable in any academic context, and unforgettable experiences of life in Jordan.
More information: http://sps.columbia.edu/high-school/jordan
Central Asia in World History
NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
July 10 – 29, 2016
Ohio State University, Columbus
Explore the history of Central Asia through a three-week Summer Institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities in Columbus, Ohio. Central Asia in World History will offer middle and high school teachers from all subjects an intensive experience to hear presentations by experts, interact with scholars, work with research materials, view and discuss films, and sample the traditional food and music of the region. Participants will also develop a curriculum resource and have the opportunity to consult with a master teacher about pedagogy and how Institute content articulates with current education standards.
- receive a stipend of $2,700
- receive a certificate for in-service credit and/or professional development hours
- have the option of enrolling for three graduate credits from The Ohio State University
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
Institute Director: Dr. Scott Levi
Questions? Email Institute Coordinator, Eileen Kunkler, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our website for complete information!
Summer Russian Language Teachers' Program
This summer, spend six weeks at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen) studying Russian language, pedagogy, and culture with other pre- and in-service Russian language teachers. Finalists receive substantive Fulbright-Hays funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
Are you working as a K-12 or university-level Russian teacher? Are you a graduate student studying to become a Russian teacher? The Summer Russian Language Teachers Program provides fellowship support for Russian teachers and graduate students to study Russian language, pedagogy, and culture at the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen) in St. Petersburg for a six week summer session.
The American Councils Summer Russian Language Teachers Program offers qualified U.S. pre- and in-service teachers of Russian language and culture from elementary schools, high schools, and universities the opportunity to improve Russian language skills while developing a portfolio of authentic teaching materials for use in the classroom. Courses on Russian language, pedagogy, and culture are led by distinguished faculty from the Russian State Pedagogical University's Department of Philology. The program is six-weeks long, and takes place from late-June to mid-August.
To be eligible for Fulbright-Hays funding applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently serving as K-12- or university-level teachers of Russian language and culture, or graduate students who intend a teaching career. Applications from K-12 teachers of Russian are especially encouraged.
More information and the application: http://www.acrussiaabroad.org/?action=program&prog=SRLTP
Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
June 18 - July 2, 2016
Cost: $3,900 (excludes airfare to Tampa, Florida)
Application Deadline: March 28, 2016
This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.
Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2016. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don't miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.
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