Teachers for Global Classrooms: International Opportunity for US Teachers

Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program designed to globalize US classrooms. TGC is a program of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IRE).

Activities include:
• An online course designed specifically for US teachers aiming to globalize their classrooms;

• Two Global Education Symposiums in Washington, DC (pre and post travel); and

• An international fellowship through a two week country visit upon successful completion of the online course.

Travel under this program will be to one of the following countries: Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco, or Ukraine.

Participants are selected through a national, open competition. Eligible applicants must be:
• Full-time secondary-level (middle or high school), teaching professionals with five or more years of classroom experience in disciplines including English as a Second Language, English Language or Literature, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science;

• US citizens.

For more information, visit Teachers for Global Classrooms on YouTube, www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSiACqXdUc8. To read more about the program, visit www.irex.org/project/teachers-global-classrooms-program-tcg where you can also sign up for the mailing list and receive updates.

Applications are due June 15, 2011.Download Application Instructions.

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