International Education Program
GREAT Upcoming Opportunities outside the Council
- World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Date: The contest deadline is February 21, 2014
Bring technology and creativity into your high school geography classes by incorporating the World of 7 Billion video contest into your syllabi. Challenge your students to create a short (60 seconds or less) video illustrating the connection between world population at seven billion and one of the following: climate change, global poverty or water sustainability. Students can win up to $1,000 and their teachers will receive free curriculum resources. Full contest guidelines, resources for research, past winners and more can be found by clicking below.
- Geography Awareness Week 2013! Register Today for the Mini-Poster Contest!
The New Age of Exploration, this year's GeoWeek theme, provides a great opportunity for your students to discover new things about the world they live in. This year's GeoWeek Celebration starts off with the 26th annual poster contest and Geo Family Fun Nights. Geography will challenge you to become explorers of the world around you. Exploration is not just about climbing mountains and large-scale expedition, but includes discovering the world around you and "finding new stuff" you never knew was there before. Students will document their exploratory journey, revealing new-found revelations and personal adventures. Share these with TAGE by participating in our annual mini-poster contest! Read the rules, get ideas and view a sample.
- Global Citizen Year
Each year, Global Citizen Year recruits and trains a diverse corps of high school graduates to engage as apprentices in Asia, Africa, or Latin America during a transformative “bridge year” before college. GCY Fellows spend 10 months in an intensive fellowship learning a new language, becoming integral members of a community and working on the frontlines of today's global challenges. In collaboration with top universities and business and social sector leaders, GCY provides Fellows with ongoing training in leadership, global development and social entrepreneurship. Fellows return with the critical perspectives and skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Read additional information on the Fellows' Blog. CGY is looking for young people with exceptional passion and potential and it works with each family to find ways to make the experience financially accessible.
Fellow's blog Learn more
- Teaching with the UN Teacher Workshop
Date: November 2
Learn more Jennifer Bowden
Location: Southern Methodist University
This one-day workshop will be filled with information that will educate, inspire and encourage you to learn about global issues, sustainability and global partnerships in an increasingly interconnected world. Throughout this day, there will be keynotes, panelists, breakouts and an Info-fair that will showcase ways of engaging young adults, connecting your classroom to the world through social networks, finding global education resources, understanding sustainability and discovering world travel opportunities. Come learn how you, your students and your community can become involved.
- Calling All High School Teachers!
Scholarships for Collaboration with Middle East and North Africa
EARN-USA is offering online course scholarships for U.S. high school teachers interested in planning and conducting projects with schools from 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa as part of the Chris Stevens Youth Network (CSYN). Teachers who participate in the online course will have the opportunity to present their project work at the Global Education Conference during International Education Week in November. To learn more about the fall online course and how to get started in CSYN, submit a statement of interest form online by September 21, 2013.
- Finding Solutions to Hunger Project
Date: September 25
Time: 6:00 PM
Interested in empowering your students to help end world hunger? You'd be amazed at the difference one class can make! Join us on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00 PM EDT for an informal webinar discussion with project facilitators Larry Levine and Maria Conte. You will be introduced to Kids Can Make A Difference (KIDS), an innovative educational program that for 19 years has helped students understand the root causes of hunger and poverty and how they - as individuals - can take action. Larry and Maria will give great tips on how to get started with this project and answer your questions. Appropriate for teachers of grades K-12.
- The call is now open for submissions for the 2014 iEARN International Photography Digital Exhibition! Deadline is September 30 for submissions.
In 2013, 44 participants from 13 countries, including students, teachers, alumni and country coordinators, participated in the digital and virtual exhibition. The exhibition gained 2000 views and it was digitally exhibited in iEARN annual conference and youth summit in Qatar.
- Participation to the exhibition is open to iEARN members ONLY.
- There is no age limit for the participants.
- The Subject/Theme is free.
- Each participant should submit ONLY 3 photographs.
- Each photograph will be judged separately by an experienced committee.
View exhibition Sumbit entry Questions