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Global/International Education Opportunities and Resources

If you are interested in international education and in preparing globally competent teachers, here are some resources and opportunities to consider:

Summer 2014 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in China

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides opportunities for overseas experiences to teachers and other PK-12 personnel, teacher educators, and administrators with responsibilities for program or curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Seminars are designed to provide a broad and introductory cultural orientation to a particular country. The program is geared toward educators with little or no experience in the host country who demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum through short-term study and travel abroad.

The 2014 seminar will be an elementary- and secondary-level (PK-12) seminar in China. There are positions available for this year’s program, subject to the availability of funds. The application closing date is February 5.

For more information, visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap.

Online Tools and Resources

Mapping the Nation is a new interactive map that pulls together demographic, economic, and education indicators from a variety of national databases, showing how each state or district in the United States is linked to the world. Developed by the Longview Foundation, Asia Society, and SAS, the site provides recommendations on ways to use the data by schools, communities, districts, and states. 

Global Teacher Education is an online forum, in which AACTE is a partner, that supports the internationalization of teacher preparation programs by connecting professionals, as well as advancing and disseminating research and best practices.

The Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is a resource for middle and high school classrooms to help develop students’ understanding of, and interest in, global peacebuilding, and develop their skills and capacities to act as peacebuilders. It can help teachers develop their own understanding of key concepts and skills and enhance their capacity to teach about global peacebuilding themes.

Interested in collaborating with peers on this topic? Join AACTE’s Topical Action Group on Internationalization of Teacher Education. Learn more on our TAGs page.

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Alicia Ardila-Rey

Director of Research and Dissemination, AACTE