Opportunities: Teachers for Global Classrooms

[This is not a Tennessee World Affairs Council program. It is published here in the interest of our members and Tennessee teachers. Contact the program organizers directly for further information.]

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC)

The 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 aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Applications are now being accepted and are due March 12th, 2012. Click here for application information.

TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX. In order to ensure that you receive up-to-date information regarding this professional development opportunity, please join our mailing list.

Teachers Share Their Experiences with TGC

Participants are selected through a national, open competition. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and 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.

Project Activities

-An online course designed specifically for US teachers aiming to globalize their classrooms
-Two Global Education Symposiums in Washington, DC (pre and post travel)
-An international fellowship through a two- or three week country visit upon successful completion of the online course
Current countries of program travel: Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morocco or Ukraine.

Additional Links

US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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