Teachers Study Trip to UAE – March 11-19, 2017

TEACHERS: This opportunity is offered by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, a sister organization of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. We’re pleased to share this information with you and suggest you communicate directly with the indicated point of contact regarding application details. Please also keep us up to date on your participation and let us know, as always, what we can do to be of assistance.

TEACHERS: Please also consider these programs for your students:

Academic WorldQuest – global affairs awareness competition for high school students. Practice Round: Nov 12; State Championship Match: Feb 12; Washington DC trip/National Championship: Apr 27-30. Details: http://www.tnwac.org/worldquest/academic-worldquest-high-school-2016-2017/

Weekly “What in the World?” Quiz – Available every Monday on the Web site and in email (subscribe on the TNWAC Home Page). Details: http://www.tnwac.org/education-outreach/what-in-the-world-weekly-quiz/

Tennessee Global Scholar Certificate – Details: http://www.tnwac.org/education-outreach/tennessee-global-scholars-diploma/


Teachers Study Trip to UAE

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The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth invites educators from around the United States to apply for an expenses-paid study trip to the United Arab Emirates on March 11-19, 2017. The program is supported by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C.
As many as a dozen 6th-12th grade educators from North Texas and across the U.S. may be selected for the trip that begins with a one-day get-acquainted workshop at the UAE Embassy in DC on March 10. Participants then travel to the UAE, a nation of more than 9 million people with a globally respected education system.
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“The Portrait of the UAE” study trip includes exploration of culture, education workshops, travel and community events. The program is designed to supports curriculum development that “emphasizes 21st century skills and promotes collaboration between American and UAE educators.”
Educators who participate in the UAE study trip will be required to present classroom discussions of the experience that can be shared with other districts and at conferences.
Applications will be accepted until 5:30 PM (CST) on Thursday, December 15. Submit applications to Amy Miller, Director of Education at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, at amiller@dfwworld.org.
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