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Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program Announcement

Tuesday, December 15, 2009  
The Academy for Educational Development (AED) is pleased to announce the application for the 2010-2011 cycle of the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program. This particular Fulbright program is sponsored by The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of States, and it is administered by AED in coordination with ECA in Washington, DC.
 
The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program seeks to attract highly qualified and experienced K-12 teachers from the United States and eight other participating countries (see list below). The main focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for teachers to conduct a variety of professional development activities during a three to six month period. Selected and approved teachers will:
1. Enroll in graduate level classes at a host university
2. Complete a "capstone" project which will be practical in nature and relevant to trends in teaching and learning practices
3. Design and give lectures and/or workshops for host country teachers
4. Observe and assist with classes in host country local schools
5. Engage in other teaching related activities
 
At the completion of the Fulbright grant, teachers from the United States will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained in other countries with their students and colleagues at their home schools and communities.
 
Participating countries for the 2010-2011 Distinguished Awards in Teaching program are: Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom (U.K.) NOTE: Teachers from the community college and university levels in the United States can apply for the grant in Mexico and the United Kingdom.
 
Important Dates and Program Time-line:
February 15, 2010: Application deadline: U.S. Teacher must send documents to the AED office. March 2010: Technical review of applications.
April 2010: Selection committee reviews applications and recommends candidates.
May 2010: All U.S. teacher applicants will be notified of their status by AED.
August 2010: Mandatory orientation program in Washington, D.C. for selected U.S and international teachers.
 
Please note that U.S. teachers will have from September 2010 until July 2011 to complete their three-six month Fulbright grant. Please review the handbook for more information about specific country program dates. 
 
Applications must be submitted electronically and in hard-copy to the AED office by February 15, 2010. For more program details, please see: www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org
 
For questions: Email: fulbrightdat@aed.org
 
Phone: 202.464.3819

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