The Tennessee World Affairs Council is pleased to offer the “Spotlight on Turkey” program for the third year. Through this program the Council has been able to offer teacher workshops and study tours and community outreach in the subject area of Turkish culture, history, art, architecture, cuisine and more. The TN WAC participated in 2008 and 2009, and has been selected again for 2012.
To promote the vast contributions of Turkish culture by educating the general public and educators in particular through an engagement and learning campaign.
For the sixth consecutive year, the World Affairs Councils of America has partnered with the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) to offer a year-long program on Turkish culture in 2012. The Tennessee World Affairs Council has been chosen by the World Affairs Councils of America to participate in the program during 2012. The program consists of three phases:
Phase I is a Teachers’ Workshop on Turkey. These workshops will each offer local teachers the chance to be immersed in Turkish history, culture, art, and more through a series of exhibitions, speakers, publications, and more. Councils are expected to host at least 15 teachers at their workshops. [March 24, 2012 at Belmont University, Nashville]
Phase II is a Study Tour of Turkey. Three teachers from each council will be selected to travel to Turkey, thus furthering their knowledge and experience of its people and culture. A standard application form for the study tour will be provided to councils. Teachers must attend the workshop in order to participate in the study tour. [TN WAC teachers are in Group I – June 25-Jul 8 (Departure Jun 24)]
Phase III is a “Portrait of Turkey” program, which consists of one workshop, program, speakers, and/or cultural event, open to teachers, students, and the general community held in the fall of 2012. Teachers who participated in the Study Tour of Turkey will be expected to participate in this Council event an integral way in order to share the experience with others. [Fall 2012]
SPOTLIGHT ON TURKEY – ‘BROAD HORIZONS’
APRIL 2, 2012 (Monday) – Registration deadline for Phase I Teachers Workshop (In Hand by 5pm)
[REVISED] APRIL 14, 2012 (Saturday) – Phase I – Teachers Workshop – Belmont University
[Classroom 104, The Jack C. Massey Business Center, Belmont University, Nashville, TN –
April 14, 2012 (Saturday) – Application deadline for Phase II Teachers Study Tour to Turkey (In Hand by 5pm)
June 24, 2012 – Phase II – Study Tour to Turkey – TN WAC teachers depart USA.
June 25-Jul 8, 2012 – Phase II – Study Tour to Turkey
Fall 2012 – Phase III – “Portrait of Turkey” program