Fulbright Teacher Programs:

International Exchange Opportunities for U.S. Classroom Teachers   The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers grants for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers to participate in international exchanges during 2013-2014 academic year through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (FCTE) and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching (DA). Exchanges begin in August 2013 for one semester or an academic year. By living, teaching or conducting research overseas, teachers gain new skills, learn new teaching methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues. They also expand their understanding of national cultures and international education systems that will enrich their schools and communities with new global perspectives. For the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program, teachers may apply for direct exchanges of teaching positions with colleagues from one of six countries (Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico and United Kingdom). Teachers may apply for the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching for one of eight countries (Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and United Kingdom). Teachers must have at least five years of experience, a B.A. degree and be currently employed in a full-time teaching position at a U.S. primary or secondary school. Visit the program website at http://fulbrightteacherexchange.org/ for eligibility, application information and country-specific requirements. Application deadlines are October 15, 2012 (Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program), and December 15, 2012 (Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching). Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual...

Giant Traveling Africa Map

National Geographic’s giant Africa traveling map will be coming to the State of New Hampshire during the month of November 2012. This map of Africa will fill a gymnasium and comes with a trunk full of activities and materials for children to use. For more information visit Giant Africa Map If you would like more information about hosting the map, or seeing the map when it is here please email nhga@keene.edu or David McCormick at...

Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD, sponsored by Fulbright Japan, will provide up to 24 U.S. K-12 teachers and administrators with the opportunity to travel to a conference in San Francisco and to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. The program is fully-funded with the exception of some meals. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Up to 24 educators from Japan will travel to the U.S. in late April, and up to 24 educators from the U.S. will travel to Japan in June. At the end of the program in each country, all 48 educators will gather for a few days of joint collaboration. Please visit our website at http://www.iie.org/esdteacher for more information or to start an application. The application deadline is January 31,...

U.S. – China Teacher Exchange Program

U.S. – China Teacher Exchange Program The National Committee on U.S.-China relations is now seeking applications for an exchange program for teachers in American and Chinese schools. This is an unusual opportunity for schools and districts wishing to begin or strengthen Chinese language and culture programs and for teachers wishing to live and teach in China. Since the program’s inception during the 1996-97 school year, we have had American teachers from across the country in selective secondary schools throughout China, including Beijing, Chendu, Dalian, Anqing,  Hefei, Ma’anshan, and Yangzhou. We anticipate continuing to work in some of these cities in 2012. The American teachers in China teach English as a foreign language. The Chinese teachers, all of whom teach English as a foreign language in China, may teach Chinese history, language and culture, and/or English as a second language at participating American schools. The National Committee sponsors orientation programs in the United States and China during the summer before the exchange year. For American teachers, this covers “survival” Chinese, the teaching of  English as a foreign language, and an introduction to China and its schools. The orientation session for Chinese teachers covers the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language, instruction on American teaching methodology, and an introduction to the United States and its schools. If you are interested in the exchange, please e-mail tep@ncuscr.org or send a letter to: Teachers Exchange Program, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1901, New York, NY 10010 for more information and an application package. The application deadline for the 2012-13 school year is March 1,...

2011 Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).

The 2011 Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD will provide up to 48 U.S. teachers and administrators with the opportunity to travel to a three-day conference in the U.S. and to Japan for two weeks to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Up to 48 educators from Japan will travel to the United States in late April, and up to 48 educators from the U.S. will travel to Japan in late June. At the end of the program in each country, all 96 educators will gather for a few days of joint collaboration. For more information about the program, or to access the online application, please visit our website at www.iie.org/esdteacher. The application deadline is January 6,...