The American Embassy solicits applications for the Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators.
This is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION: The Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary Educators (Teachers) will provide three multinational groups of 20 experienced secondary school educators (including teachers, administrators, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of education officials, and others) with a deeper understanding of U.S. society, education, and culture – past and present. The focus of the Institutes will be on providing content and materials for participants to develop high school level curricula about the United States. The focus of the Institute for teachers is on U.S. content and materials rather than teaching methods and pedagogy.
CANDIDATE DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced secondary school educators with little or no prior experience in the U.S. Ideal candidates are individuals who are seeking to introduce or enhance aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for education professionals in U.S. studies or related fields. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, the potential impact and multiplier effect of the Institute is equally important. Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency.
Deadline for submission: Email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN Friday, December 14, 2018