Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program

Страна: США;

Дедлайн: 30.03.2018

Тип гранта: Обучение за границей;

Веб-сайт: oas.irex.org

Область наук: Общенаучные;

 

The U.S. Department of State and IREX announce a program f o r outstanding international secondarylevel school teachers to come to the U.S. for a professional development opportunity. The Fulbright TEA Program seeks to:

 Enhance teachers’ expertise in their teaching discipline and equip them with a deeper understanding of best practices in teaching methods, lesson planning, and instructional technology.

 Create among educators a more nuanced understanding of the U.S.

 Develop productive and lasting relationships and mutual understanding between U.S. and international teachers and their students.

 Contribute to improve teaching in participating countries and communities by preparing participants to serve as teacher leaders who, upon returning home, will apply and share their experience and skills with their peers and students.

Make U.S. students more aware of other countries around the world through interaction with international teachers.

ELIGIBLE TEACHING DISCIPLINES FOR THE FULBRIGHT TEA PROGRAM ARE: • English or English as a Foreign Language • Social Studies (civics, history, geography, sociology, economics, etc.) • Math • Science • Special Education teachers in the disciplines listed above

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program will provide approximately 177 secondary school teachers from East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The Fulbright TEA Program is a six-week non-degree, non-credit academic program at a U.S. university. The international participants will travel to the United States for one of two six-week professional development programs in either spring of 2019 or fall of 2019. Fulbright TEA provides academic seminars on teaching methodologies and strategies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology training. Intensive English language instruction will be offered to teachers who need additional practice. The program will also include a practicum of at least 40 hours with a U.S. partner teacher in a U.S. secondary school near the host university to actively engage participants in the U.S. classroom environment. Cultural enrichment, mentoring, and support will be provided to participants throughout the program.

After returning home, teachers who successfully complete the program will be eligible to compete for small grant awards for essential teaching materials, follow-on training for other teachers, collaborative projects between participating American schools and their home schools, and other activities that build on the Applications are free of charge and may be duplicated. 

ABOUT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE’S BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS (ECA) The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State works to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries around the world through a wide range of international exchange programs as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended. ECA works in close cooperation with U.S. Embassies overseas to promote personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations in the United States and abroad.

ABOUT IREX IREX is an international nonprofit organization that builds a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. IREX employs field-tested methods and innovative uses of technologies to develop practical and locally-driven solutions with our partners in more than 100 countries.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Applicants must:

 Be current secondary school-level*, full-time teachers of English, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), math, science, or social studies, including special education teachers in those subjects at an institution serving primarily a local population;

Have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

 Have completed at least five years of full-time teaching by the start of the program;

 Reside in the country of citizenship at the time of application and of program participation;

Earn a minimum score of 450 on the paper based TOEFL or an equivalent English language examination; 

 Demonstrate a commitment to continue teaching after completion of the program;

Have submitted a complete application.

 

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