Preparing Teachers to Go Abroad             Programs administered by     AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR   INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ...
INTENSIVE SUMMERLANGUAGE INSTITUTE:       CHINA• Program for non-native speakers of  Chinese teaching Chinese in K-12  Sch...
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS• Fully funded overseas opportunity for teachers  and/or administrators• Short-term exchanges: 2 to 8 ...
All Educational SeminarsPrograms…• Require U.S. citizenship• Are fully funded: accommodations,  travel, insurance, living ...
How Programs May Differ:•   Specific eligibility requirements•   Type of exchange•   Length of programs•   Specific progra...
Teachers: India                                         Photo hereWho: Full-time high school (9-12)teachers of English, Ma...
Teachers: China                                               Photo hereWho: Full-time high school (9-12)teachers of Socia...
Teachers: Uruguay                                               Photo hereWho: Full-time High School TeachersWhat: Create ...
Administrators:Brazil Who: Full-time Middle and Secondary School Principals What: Work on Issues of mutual interest to the...
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Preparing Teachers to go Abroad

  1. 1. Preparing Teachers to Go Abroad Programs administered by AMERICAN COUNCILS FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: ACTR/ACCELSSponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) • Intensive Summer Language Institute: China • Educational Seminars – India – China – Uruguay – Brazil
  2. 2. INTENSIVE SUMMERLANGUAGE INSTITUTE: CHINA• Program for non-native speakers of Chinese teaching Chinese in K-12 Schools and Community Colleges• Six-week Language and Cultural Immersion program• 10 graduate hours of academic credit• Stipend to purchase and ship books and other materials
  3. 3. EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS• Fully funded overseas opportunity for teachers and/or administrators• Short-term exchanges: 2 to 8 weeks• Focus on sharing of best practices and professional development• International travel is short-term, taking place during the summer• For some exchanges, the international educators also come to the U.S. for the reciprocal part of the program during the U.S. school year http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  4. 4. All Educational SeminarsPrograms…• Require U.S. citizenship• Are fully funded: accommodations, travel, insurance, living costs, etc.• Require 3 years of teaching or administrative experience (at time of application)• Seek creative, self-reliant applicants with sincere interest in learning from the experience of others, and sharing best practices http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  5. 5. How Programs May Differ:• Specific eligibility requirements• Type of exchange• Length of programs• Specific program dates• Deadlines: – September: Uruguay and China – January 7: India – March 30: Brazil http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  6. 6. Teachers: India Photo hereWho: Full-time high school (9-12)teachers of English, Math or ScienceWhat: Collaborate and teach with anIndian counterpartLength: 4 weeks + orientations in DCand in IndiaDates: Early July – Mid AugustPartner: The United States-India Educational Foundation(Fulbright Commission)* A one way exchange to India (Kolkata, India) http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  7. 7. Teachers: China Photo hereWho: Full-time high school (9-12)teachers of Social Studies, Math or ScienceWhat: Collaborate and teach with aChinese counterpartLength: 2 weeks, orientations in DCand in China, Debrief to showcase capstone projects developed in ChinaDates: Late March –early April * A one way exchange to China http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  8. 8. Teachers: Uruguay Photo hereWho: Full-time High School TeachersWhat: Create linkages between participants and communities and promote innovative ideas in teaching and school administration. Shadowing & Mentoring.Partner: Commission for Educational Exchangebetween Uruguay and the United States (Fulbright Commission)Host: 2 weeks of hosting Uruguayan colleague in early- to mid-FebruaryTravel: 2 weeks in mid-July to early-August* A two-way exchangeNote: This deadline is September 15, 2012 http://www.americancouncils.org/es
  9. 9. Administrators:Brazil Who: Full-time Middle and Secondary School Principals What: Work on Issues of mutual interest to their communities, schools and students. Shadowing & Mentoring. Length: 2 weeks in Brazil + orientation in DC 2 weeks of hosting Brazilian colleague Dates: Travel Early August Host Brazilian colleague in fall Partner: National Council of State Secretaries of Education – CONSED/Brazil *A two-way exchange http://www.americancouncils.org/es

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