February 27, 2014 | 9:11 am
Each college of education has its own leadership style, way of doing business, and community of learners within their faculty. Because of these hallmark personalities, legal and accreditation complexities, and historically ingrained approaches, cross-institution collaboration can be especially challenging. As with any project, formal partnerships of this kind require well-defined roles, respect for deadlines, agreement on a common approach for tackling the work, and even formal agreements such as memoranda of understanding. When done well, however, learning shared across institutions can be significant.Accross the country, different institutions are partnering to facilitate internationalization goals. Faculty collaborators from The University of Akron, Kent State University and Miami University, Ohio recently worked together for two years to build a fellowship program and to collaborate on a template for an undergraduate global education certificate. Global Learning Scholars from the... read more
December 6, 2013 | 10:34 am
African Languages InitiativeThe African Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers Boren Scholarship applicants the opportunity to study African languages and cultures by participating in domestic and overseas language programs in one of the below languages. Although domestic funding is not available as part of the Boren Scholarship, supplemental funding is available for undergraduate students participating in this initiative to study at the University of Florida, Gainesville during summer 2014. African Languages Initiative ProgramsProgram InformationThe official domestic program is administered by the University of Florida, Gainesville, while the official overseas programs are administered by the American Councils for International Education. In addition to completing the Boren Scholarship application, all AFLI applicants must complete relevant domestic and/or overseas program applications. Admittance into the AFLI domestic and overseas programs does not influence the review of the Boren... read more
November 14, 2013 | 1:05 pm
Attached please find a Request for Proposals for a host university for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for the fall of 2014. This program will bring approximately 18 teachers from Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Morocco, Singapore, Mexico, and New Zealand to the U.S. for a semester at a graduate school or college of education. While in the U.S. these accomplished teachers take courses for professional development, provide workshops or master classes in their areas of expertise, observe and co-teach in local schools, and complete a capstone project. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE). Expressions of interest are due to IIE by December 16. Please also address any questions to Tatiana Mackliff at email@example.com by December 16. Final proposals are due January 15, 2014.
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October 7, 2013 | 12:04 pm
Global Education for Teachers (GET) Collaborative is a joint effort - funded by a grant from the Longview Foundation - between George Mason University and American University. The goal of the program is to support internationalization of teacher education programs through collaborative efforts such as workshops, book discussions, and mini-grants. GTE's ED presented a workshop to the faculty and graduate students at George Mason on October 5, 2013. The presentation is shared below. A video and summary of the presentation are also available at the GET Collaborative website.
September 26, 2013 | 1:12 pm
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Grants competition opened recently RFP 1 (Capacity Building) is available to higher education institutions in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. RFP 2 (attached), funded by a donation from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation, promotes study abroad in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and sustainable development and will be available to HEIs in the United States, Chile, and Peru. Details on the grants competition and instructions on how HEIs can apply can be found at www.100kstrongamericas.org.
June 26, 2013 | 6:48 pm
Indiana University (IU) has a long history of embracing internationalization in its School of Education. When W. W. Wright became the second dean of the college in 1946, he expressed a clear commitment to global engagement that is even more apparent today under the leadership of Dean Gerardo Gonzalez. “Globally competent pedagogy and preparing globally competent teachers through research, theory, and best practices is integral to our mission,” notes Gonzalez. “It is the fabric of our program.” Campus Wide Foundation of SupportAs an institution, IU is dedicated to internationalization. The University’s core curriculum includes a six-credit hour world languages and cultures requirement, which may be fulfilled by taking courses in world cultures or languages or through an international experience – such as study abroad – for at least six weeks. As a required element of a students’ overall course load, the requirement shows that the institution is committed to ensuring all of their... read more
May 7, 2013 | 1:54 pm
Competitive Grant: DUE June 13, 2013Program Office: International and Foreign Language EducationCFDA Number: 84.021Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive GrantsAlso Known As: FulbrightProgram Brochure This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.There are group projects in research, training, and curriculum development. Project type descriptions are available.Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. Applications... read more
February 28, 2013 | 12:32 pm
Faculty development in colleges of education is a necessary step to develop a culture within the college that is supportive of internationalization efforts. In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Madeline Green stresses “I tell presidents, if they have any money at all for internationalization, faculty development is the place to put it." Professional development is available at the national level. NAFSA: The Association of International Educators offers a Colloquium on Internationalizing Teacher Education as part of its annual conference and faculty conversation webinars that provide faculty and deans with resources and support for their internationalization efforts. Under the leadership of Betty Soppelsa, Deputy Executive Director for Conference Planning at NAFSA, these efforts bring together leaders in the field of internationalization of teacher preparation to share ideas, network, and develop partnerships in the US and abroad.Some universities offer... read more
February 28, 2013 | 12:22 pm
Faculty are key in any change initiative in any discipline, and internationalization of teacher preparation is no exception. Faculty juggle numerous commitments and demands on their time. In order to be encouraged pursue globally focused activities, they need to be incentivized so their efforts pay off and contribute to their long term professional goals. Different options can offer opportunities for staff to pursue these efforts.College-Based International CentersMost universities have an international office that oversees study abroad, international students and faculty, partnerships, and other international activities campus wide. Some colleges of education, however, are creating centers at the college level to support international scholarship. The University of Maryland’s Office of International Initiatives was designed to “support and foster the international dimension of our work in education.” The Office offers travel grants to faculty, fellowships for course development... read more
February 18, 2013 | 8:44 am
The leadership and faculty of the Reich College of Education (RCOE) at Appalachian State University have developed a collaborative culture that emphasizes communities of practice. RCOE’s conceptual framework offers the following direction:We view our candidates and ourselves as active, continuous learners. Because this process proceeds despite any conscious efforts to alter it, schools and all other agencies should take into account the principles that drive the process. Second, learning occurs as individuals engage in meaningful social activity … As a result, we must pay attention to both the social and the individual nature of teaching, learning, and organizational life.In building and articulating this community, RCOE has included global understanding in their mission objectives. One specifically states “Integrating multicultural and global perspectives and knowledge into all program areas to prepare graduates to work with diverse populations in diverse environments.” RCOE... read more