Facilitator note: Please highlight to potential applicants that ILEP is a rigorous program. ILEP Participants are busy with program requirements at a minimum 40 hours per week.
One of the benefits of ILEP is that participating teachers have the opportunity to not only collaborate with professionals from the U.S. education community but with teachers from across the globe as well. ILEP Fellows are generally placed at Host Universities with at least one other teacher from their home country. In 2013, there are 75 slots for teachers to participate in ILEP from the above listed countries.
The education course is the cornerstone of the program and is designed specifically for the ILEP Fellows.
Fellows work together in groups of approximately 4 to 5 to design teacher professional development modules to aid in the sharing out of expertise upon return to their home country. Host Universities will coach Fellows through the design process of the modules.
ILEP Fellows’ technology skills and experience will be assessed in advance of the program through an IREX administered survey. Fellows may be placed in differentiated courses according to their tech skills and experience.
The audit courses allow ILEP Fellows the opportunity to interact with American Universitystudents as well as enhance their knowledge in an area of their choosing.
Fellows will be matched with a U.S. secondary school teacher in their same or similar teaching discipline. Fellows will have the opportunity to observe the U.S. classroom as well as team teach and lead lessons during the internship. Practicum schedules vary across Host Universities.
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• The International LeadersAbout ILEP in Education Program (ILEP): is sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
• is implemented by IREX. brings outstanding secondary teachers from the Near East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the United States. is a semester-long training program at a US university.
Goals of ILEP• To further enhance the expertise of the participants in their subject areas.• To increase their knowledge about the United States.• To develop the leadership skills necessary to implement and promote change within the participants ‘ schools and home communities,
The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) ILEP is an intensive non-credit, non-degree academic semester (January to May 2013) at a U.S. university including: • A customized course in education; • Full participation in two higher-level undergraduate or graduate U.S. University courses; • A customized technology workshop; • A teaching practicum at a U.S. secondary school; • Organized U.S. civic and cultural activities.
ILEP Academic Program OverviewCustomized Education Course focusing on topics such as:• Student-centered teaching methodologies• Differentiated instruction• Lesson planning• Classroom management• Student assessment• Lesson planning• Teacher leadership
Professional Development ModulesILEP Fellows:• Collaborate with colleagues at host universities to design professional development training modules• Create modules on a topic of their choosing relevant to the needs of their home school environmentPrevious module topics include:• Motivational Strategies for Teaching Reading• Tips for Managing Large Class Sizes• Instructional Technology Skills for Teachers
Technology WorkshopThe goal of the technology workshop is to enhance participants’ computer literacy skills for classroom instruction and planning.Topics may include:Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Publisher), Interactive Websites, Wikis, Blogs, Podcasting, etc.
Audit Courses• ILEP Fellows fully participate in two U.S. University courses• Courses may be in teaching methods or in teaching subject area• Courses may be graduate or upper- undergraduate level and are subject to availability and approval
Teaching PracticumILEP Fellows take part in a teaching practicum at a local U.S. secondary school during which they:• Observe a variety of teaching methods• Work individually with a U.S. partner teacher on creating lesson plans and pilot testing curriculum units• Team teach with the U.S. partner teacher• Participate in extra-curricular activities as available
Alumni Small GrantsAfter successfully completion of ILEP, alumni are eligible to apply for small grants to improve teaching in their home countries.• Training workshops on topics concerning secondary education in international alumni’s home country to share and expand impact of the program to peers at home.
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