GREAT upcoming opportunities outside the Council

1. TCSS $2,000 Student Scholarship in Social Studies Education

Scholarships will require proof of fall and spring semester enrollment and attendance. Scholarships will be awarded in two (2) $1,000 awards each semester per verification of enrollment.

2. 2016 Holocaust and Human Rights Educator Conference

Educators mark your calendars to join the Dallas Holocaust Museum for an expanded 3-day Educator Conference with multiple teacher workshops on the Holocaust and human rights-related topics for the 21st century classroom.

3. Difret Film

Time: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Registration at 6:30 PM. Film starts at 7:00 pm.
Place: Angelika Film Center & Cafe, 5321 E. Mockingbird LN, Dallas, 75206

From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights.

Presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Embrey Human Rights Program at SMU.

4. 2016 Euro Challenge Competition

You are warmly invited to participate in the Euro Challenge 2016, an exciting competition based educational opportu- nity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and its single currency, the euro. Now in its 11th year, this program, aligned to the Common Core, introduces students of global studies, world history or European studies to economics and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the class- room into the real world.


For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe’s economic challenges. In the spring, teams of three to five students present their findings in regional preliminary round heats. Teams can choose to deliver their presentations in person at the heats or via video submission.


In April, the best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams earn monetary awards and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody’s Foundation. Students from schools in nearly 20 states compete in the Challenge.


The competition requires no previous knowledge of economics or Europe, and students and teachers can access an array of educational resources and training materials on our website: http://www.euro-challenge.org. To help students prepare, free orientations, webinars and news flashes are also provided during the year.
Help your students experience the history that is unfolding before our eyes in the euro area. Register to participate in the Euro Challenge 2016! Simply visit the link below. Participation is FREE!

5. Earn your Future program/curriculum from PWC for teaching financial literacy

A key component of PwC’s Earn Your Future commitment is our Earn Your Future Curriculum. The curriculum is composed of easy-to-follow lesson plans accompanied by interactive handouts. We created this curriculum to provide students and educators with free and easy access to financial literacy education. We want educators to download it, teach it, and share it. The modules span grades K–12 and may be accessed after completing the optional form below.
Module topics include: Saving & Investing, Career Exploration, Planning & Money Management, as well as lessons focused on environmental sustainability.

6. KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth is hiring teachers

KIPP asks to be connected with individuals who are passionate about providing the students of southern Dallas with an excellent education, specifically teachers for grades K - 8.

If you’d like to read a little bit more about us, you can visit our website at http://www.kippdfw.org/about-kipp-dfw, or see why KIPP DFW is a key to the academic improvement of southern Dallas here http://www.kippdfw.org/about-kipp-dfw/the-case-for-kipp-dfw. If interested, contact Monica Meriweather at (214) 290-0174.

 

7. Child Refugee Network needs volunteers of all ages

For the children and families who’ve come through the clinic, it’s very, very hard to find country conditions materials. Worse, they’ve scarcely a prayer of fling these in a format that comports with the 258-page Immigration Court Practice Manual. We’ve therefore determined to hand each principal applicant three copies of a pre-fab packet of reports and articles relevant to their asylum claim. Volunteers needn’t be bilingual, and needn’t be lawyers. Their work could make a big difference.

Please write Paul Zoltan (pzoltan@zoltanlaw.com) if you’d be interested in collaborating in the research and compilation of documents relating to gangs, domestic violence and LGBT rights.

 

8. Art and Science of the Political Poster teacher workshop at Sixth Floor Museum

February 3, 2016
1:30 - 4:00 PM
 
The Sixth Floor Museum
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Register: 214.747.6660

9. CIEE’S Global Navigator Scholarship

CIEE is excited to announce that the Global Navigator Scholarship program is expanding in 2016 to offer over $2.5 million in scholarships for students to study abroad for three or four weeks on the program of their choice in the summer. Last year, the Global Navigator Scholarship allowed hundreds of students to expand global knowledge and increase language competence. The expansion of the scholarship opportunity invites greater participation.
 
These summer programs are offered by CIEE, a leader in international education. They feature top-notch academics and cultural immersion, combined with exciting activities that bring learning to life. A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE has been offering quality educational programs since 1947 that help students of all ages gain the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to live and work in our interconnected world.

10. 2016 Sister Cities International Student Art and Writing Showcase

Youth in Sister Cities International member cities and their international partner cities are encouraged to submit artwork, essays, poems, short films, and photography (our new category in 2016) inspired by what this year's theme, "Peace through People," means to them. Young artists, authors, filmmakers, and photographers from around the world are encouraged to use their imaginations and come up with their most creative work.

Grand prize winners will receive $1,000 each. Winning and finalist artworks, essays, and poems will also be displayed in various U.S. member cities during the 2016 Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) tour.

YAAS is a great opportunity to reach out to your community, connect with local English and art teachers, and engage a creative student audience.

The deadline to submit entries is May 1, 2016.

11. Population Education’s World of 7 Billion international student video contest

Population Education’s World of 7 Billion international student video contest is back for the 2015-2016 school year and in addition to high school students, middle schoolers can take part as well! Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2016.

12. North America Competitiveness Scorecard

The George W. Bush Institute is proud to announce the Launch of its North America Competitiveness Scorecard. By evaluating our competitiveness against other large trading blocs, we begin the conversation of focusing policy attention on ways to compete more effectively in the global marketplace.

13. 2016 Region 10 Regional Citizen Bee Competition

February 20, 2016

14. Global Citizens Initiative Youth Summit

The Global Citizens Youth Summit (GCYS) brings a select group of youth scholars from around the world and thought leaders to the Harvard University Faculty Club. During the nine-day program, participants investigate the idea of global citizenship. The program serves as a springboard for ideas and collaboration in the year to come. See: http://globalci.org/gc-summit/

 

15. Global Citizen Year 2016

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."

16. 21st Century Skills Free Toolkit

P21 has created a free digital toolkit to assist parents in supporting 21st century skills. P21's mission is to serve as catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops.

 

17. Become a Youth Mentor for Refugee Services of Texas

Mentors would need to work with their refugee youth for a minimum of 8 hours a month as part of a year-long commitment. These hours can be divided however the mentor/mentee wish. We keep in mind that not every mentee will need a mentor for an entire year. The ultimate goal is to assist refugee youth with overcoming barriers to integration and social adjustment and connecting them to greater opportunities in the community. http://www.rstx.org/how-to-help.html

 

18. Academic Conference Call Series from Council on Foreign Relations

These calls provide an opportunity for you and your students to interact with CFR fellows and other leading experts. Email academic@cfr.org to sign up.

 

19. Free Student Guide for Study Abroad Planning 

Nearly 300,000 students study abroad every year, taking the opportunity to shape their education through immersion in other cultures. As exciting as the idea of studying abroad is, making this decision does merit a lot of questions from students and their families. Please take a closer look at The Study Abroad Decision here

20. Learning to Give Program

Learning to Give is a nonprofit that works, through K-12 teachers, to “spark students to learn and act for good” by providing more than 1,700 lesson plans designed to both inspire and equip students to use their hearts and minds to impact the world.

 

21. Free Human Rights Careers Forum at SMU - Feb. 18

The Human Rights Careers Forum will be a great opportunity for high school and college students (among others) to learn about building a fulfilling and impactful career. The panel will consist of SMU human rights alumni from a variety of sectors - law, education, the arts, government, healthcare, and business are confirmed so far. The event will be pretty informal with a focus on Q&A. Anyone can attend for free (no registration necessary).

 

22. 2016 IGNITE Young Women’s Political Texas State Conference

Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 9 a.m-2:30 p.m. at Southern Methodist University

 

23. Represent Dallas in Japan as a Young Ambassador!

Six high school students will spend one week in Japan building friendship and goodwill between Dallas and Sendai as part of the Dallas-Sendai Young Ambassadors Program! The Young Ambassadors will meet city officials, interact with Sendai teens, share Texas culture, and form lasting friendships. Students will stay with host families, experiencing Japanese daily life firsthand.

Dallas-area high school students currently enrolled in grades 9 - 11 are invited to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The completed application must be received by Friday, February 26 at 4:00PM. Direct questions to Cori Hallock at cori@jasdfw.org.

 

24. YMCA of Dallas 2016 Model UN Conference

The Dallas Model United Nations Assembly is the 2nd annual event to celebrate diversity and conflict resolution with delegates who represent their assigned country's viewpoint. Delegates study and write on selected topics within their designated committee and work together to create resolutions.
APRIL 1 & 2, 2016
Texas Woman's University, T. Boone Pickens campus
Dallas, Texas
For more information, please contact Jenna Struble, District Director at jstruble@ymcadallas.org or call 214-880-9622.