Global Literature Online Reading Group Starting in August

Explore Global Literature with Harvard Regional Studies Centers, Scholars and Authors This online reading series for k-12 educators will explore literature from five regions: Africa, Latin America, Russia, the Middle East, and Islamic World. Join leading experts and authors for monthly online discussions. For more information visit: http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3194   To register for this program visit: https://harvard.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b10fb4IxnDPVCLO   NOTE: Sessions will be conducted in an Adobe Connect virtual classroom space and can be accessed from any computer. Once registered, participants will be given a URL for the virtual classroom location. No software download is required. Join us for just one month or all five – your choice!   In the Country of Men with Margaret Litvin, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Boston University, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center (Thursday August 16th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) Sweetness in the Belly with The Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard (October 2012) Speaker and date TBD In the Time of the Butterflies with the author and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (December 5th 2012, 7-8 PM EST) The Accompanist with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard (May 2013) Speaker and date TBD Purple Hibiscus with the Harvard Committee on African Studies (June 2013) Speaker and date TBD   This program is co-sponsored by the Harvard Committee on African Studies, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard, Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard, and the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach...

Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC):

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 posttravel); 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 US citizens, and 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. For more information, visit Teachers for Global Classrooms at www.irex.org/tgc where you can read more about the program and apply online. Applications are due June 15,...