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GREAT Upcoming Opportunities outside the Council >>


  1. Wartime Escape - Educator night at the Holocaust Museum
  2. Fort Worth Sister Cities International Leadership Academy applications
  3. Africa Day, Virtual Fair - 1/28/2015
  4. Annual Global Health Conference
  5. The Regional Citizen Bee competition
  6. 2015 application cycle to the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program
  7. Department of State High School Scholarships
  8. Bring the World to Your Classroom with the National Geographic Geo Bee
  9. Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships
  10. People Loving People Project
  11. The World of 7 Billion video contest is back for 2015
  12. iEARN-USA (The International Education and Resource Network)
  13. CFR Backgrounders series
  14. Classroom connections around the world
  15. Global Photojournalism Project
  16. Global Citizen Year 2015
  17. Japan In a Suitcase Program
  18. Ayusa high school exchange program through Deptartment of State
  19. NEW FREE ISIS and Boko Haram lesson from Brown University’s Choices Program




 

GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. Wartime Escape - Educator night at the Holocaust Museum

Date: Thursday, February 12, at 5:30 PM

In February, a new special exhibit, The Wartime Escape, arrives at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. It tells the story of the authors of Curious George, Margret and H.A. Rey, who had to flee Paris upon the Nazi invasion of France during World War II.

On February 12 at 5:30 pm, the Museum is holding an Educator Preview Night at which teachers can preview the exhibit and meet with author, Louise Borden. She wrote the book, The Journey that Saved Curious George, on which the exhibit is based. All teachers will receive a teacher guide and resource packet. Lights snacks and beverages will be available.

2. Fort Worth Sister Cities International Leadership Academy applications

Join this dynamic summer leadership program bringing DFW students together with more than 100 high school students from our sister cities and for the first time, Vietnam. This year’s theme, E3 - Energy, Environment and Education will encourage students to explore and focus on critical and current issues and their global influence, as they gain essential leadership and communication skills through cross-cultural activities such as art, music and language studies

3. Africa Day, Virtual Fair - 1/28/2015

Date: Wednesday, January 28, at 7:00 AM - Wednesday, January 28

IIE is pleased to partner with CollegeWeekLive to host Africa Day on January 28, 2015. This virtual fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with students across Africa

4. Annual Global Health Conference

Date: Friday, January 30 - Saturday, January 31

UT Southwestern 4th Annual Global Health Conference that will be held January 30-31, 2015 to WAC members. We expect 75-100 attendees and we have a wonderful lineup of speakers scheduled. There is no fee to attend but registration is still required

5. The Regional Citizen Bee competition

Date: Saturday, April 11

The Texas Citizen Bee is a citizenship academic competition for ninth-through twelfth-grade students. The Texas Citizen Bee enhances student understanding of our national heritage, while the competitions reward interest and achievement in studying our history. The program is easy to implement, and creates new interest in American History and government.

6. 2015 application cycle to the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program

IREX and the United States Department of State are pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 application cycle to the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program.

TGC is a year-long professional development program that works with your teaching schedule to help you prepare students for the globalized world ahead. For the first time ever, IREX and the U.S. Department of State are pleased to offer TGC to American teachers at both the elementary and secondary level.

Applications are due March 18, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State and includes travel.

7. Department of State High School Scholarships

 

8. Bring the World to Your Classroom with the National Geographic Geo Bee

Join over 12,000 educators and empower your students to learn more about the world and how it works. The Nat Geo Bee is an exciting competition for fourth through eighth graders. Register your school for $100.

9. Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships

Applications have opened for Thomas R. Pickering and Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships. Pickering & Rangel Fellowships are among the very best ways available to help someone be highly competitive for entry into the U.S. Foreign Service. Application deadlines for both programs are in January.

10. People Loving People Project

Join schools around the world in mapping acts of kindness, big or small sponsored by the Georgia Geographic Alliance, the National Geographic Society Education Foundation, and ESRI. Add to the internationally crowd-sourced mapping project. Follow the movement at #peoplelovingpeople and share your story now!

11. The World of 7 Billion video contest is back for 2015

We're thrilled to announce the return of the World of 7 Billion student video contest for 2014-2015. This year, high school students are challenged to create a short video (up to 60 seconds) about human population growth.

12. iEARN-USA (The International Education and Resource Network)

iEARN-USA is raising $25,000 for scholarships to deserving U.S. teachers and their students to participate in our virtual exchange network of 2 million K-12 youth and 50,000 educators worldwide through our secure online Collaboration Centre.

13. CFR Backgrounders series

The Council on Foreign Relations has launched a new portal to house one of its most popular resources—the CFR Backgrounders series. "Backgrounders provide smart, authoritative histories and summaries in a concise, accessible format," writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

Enhanced with images, graphs, and video, these primers on pressing global issues can now be filtered by region, issue, most recent, and curated series.

14. Classroom connections around the world

Is your school is looking to connect with schools around the world?

15. Global Photojournalism Project

For Photojournalism 2.014: Heritage, Hunger and Food Security Program, iEARN seeks educators, high schools and youth organizations in the U.S. to participate in its Photojournalism 2.014 Program. The 2.014 Program will engage educators and youth in Pakistan, Tajikistan and the United States in cross-cultural collaboration to help them develop photojournalism and media skills through the lens of Heritage, Hunger and Food Security.

16. Global Citizen Year 2015

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. 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."

17. Japan In a Suitcase Program

Open their eyes to a world beyond what they read in books and see on the Internet. A native Japanese will come to your classroom with a suitcase full of Japanese objects!

18. Ayusa high school exchange program through Deptartment of State

Ayusa is a high school exchange organization sponsored by the Department of State. We match bright young leaders from around the world with families across the United States.

19. NEW FREE ISIS and Boko Haram lesson from Brown University’s Choices Program

• Explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East

• Interpret political cartoons on the U.S. response to ISIS

• Identify the techniques used by cartoonists to express political opinion

• Monitor the news media coverage of ISIS over time

• Gather information about Nigeria and the Boko Haram insurgency

• Identify core challenges faced by the government and people of Nigeria