Category Archives: K-12 Opportunities

Prof. Devt: Summer Program for Russian Teachers K – 16 (Fairfax, VA)

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian:
“Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 15 – 26, 2019 (FAIRFAX, VA)
Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 26th is a half day. Program ends by Noon. Continue reading

Conference: Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (Albuquerque)

CARTA (The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America) invites you to attend its 21st Annual Conference which will take place on April 5-7, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Join your colleagues and friends for sessions, panels, exhibits, award presentations, and cultural activities.

For information about the conference contact Mara Sukholutskaya, tel:580-559-5293, <msukholu@ecok.edu>.

More information about CARTA, registration and membership forms can be found at CARTA website: http://cartaws.wix.com/online

Prof. Dev.: Russian Teachers Program (St. Petersburg)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

American Councils and ACTR invite applications to the 2019 Summer Russian Teachers Program.

Program Highlights
– Offered in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the campus of the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen)
– Four-week fellowships for U.S. teachers of Russian to update knowledge and skills in language, culture, and pedagogy
– Intensive small-group coursework and seminars led by expert faculty of the Russian State Pedagogical University
– Topics include contemporary Russian culture, literature, linguistics, and teaching/learning strategies Continue reading

Funding: $5000 Fulbright-Hays GPA Fellowships for Study of Russian (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

American Councils for International Education is offering U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) fellowships for advanced overseas Russian and Persian language study. Fulbright-Hays fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Fellowship awards are made in the fixed amount of $5,000 for select summer programs. Continue reading

Funding: Intern/Scholarship Russia (Russian Folklore Friends)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2019

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students, teachers and academics to join folklore expeditions to Russia, Siberia and the Russian Altai region.

Expeditions are led by respected Russian scholars with years of experience in the field. Scholarship recipients and other volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, and processing the collected field materials. Research team members live in rural villages, immersed in local customs and language.  Fluency in Russian is helpful, but not required.

The $1500 AFRF scholarship, or the $1000 K12 Teacher scholarships, may be applied to any of the six expeditions scheduled for July, August and October 2019.  For details, please visit
www.russianfolklorefriends.org  or email at info@russiafolklorefriends.org

K-12 Opportunity: Graphic Literature and Global Literacy Workshop (UT Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Graphic Literature and Global Literacy – Strategies and resources to inspire critical conversations in ELA and Social Studies classrooms

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Perry Castaneda Library (Learning Labs)
University of Texas at Austin Campus

This workshop will examine graphic literature from around the world to show how it can be used to increase global awareness and encourage explorations of diverse cultures and perspectives. For students, graphic novels and comic books are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas while developing their creativity. For teachers, these multimodal texts offer new ways to engage students and assess their facility in understanding and analyzing content. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read. Graphic literature also provides an alternate way of approaching biographies and other forms of literature, introduces important political events and cultural moments, builds historical knowledge, and facilitates understandings of the development of national and social identities. Continue reading

K-12 Opportunity: Graphic Literature and Global Literacy Workshop (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Graphic Literature and Global Literacy –
Strategies and resources to inspire critical conversations in ELA and Social Studies classrooms
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Perry Castaneda Library (Learning Labs)
University of Texas at Austin Campus

This workshop will examine graphic literature from around the world to show how it can be used to increase global awareness and encourage explorations of diverse cultures and perspectives. For students, graphic novels and comic books are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas while developing their creativity. For teachers, these multimodal texts offer new ways to engage students and assess their facility in understanding and analyzing content. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read. Graphic literature also provides an alternate way of approaching biographies and other forms of literature, introduces importantpolitical events and cultural moments, builds historical knowledge, and facilitates understandings of the development of national and social identities.

The workshop is designed for ELA and Social Studies educators at the middle and high school level, and addresses Texas and national teaching standards related to literacy and critical thinking; how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of place and history; understanding points of view; interpretation and critical evaluation of different resources; and expression of ideas in a creative way. Continue reading

Prof. Devel.: Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies, Research and Proficiency Testing (Duke U.)

Deadline for Registration: February 28, 2018

Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center
Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies,
Research and Proficiency Testing
at
Duke University
July 23-25, 2018

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 23 to July 25, 2018 on Language Pedagogy, Research & Proficiency Testing, and is pleased to invite applications from interested K-12 and university faculty, scholars, graduate students, and professionals to enroll in the workshop.

There is an additional session devoted exclusively to Russian language proficiency testing training and certification in CEFR proficiency testing from July 26-29, 2018.

Topics of presentations at previous workshops have included:
•       Neuroimaging and multilingualism
•       Teaching language and culture through film
•       Language proficiency testing
•       Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
•       The use of technology in the language classroom
•       Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
•       Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
•       Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
•       The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
•       Popular culture and language instruction
•       Web resources for language teachers

Individuals interested in enrolling in the workshop should write to Jessica Dougherty at jessica.dougherty@duke.edu no later than February 28, 2018. There are no registration or participation fees for the workshop. Modest funding support to defray expenses for travel and accommodations is available for participants.

K-12 Opportunity: Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Each summer for over 10 years the University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution hosts the Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium for high school students. An exciting program that explores sources of conflict and discovering effective resolution at all levels, from the personal to the international.

Optimum participation is for two weeks – June 18-30, but you can come for just week 1 or week 2 to get the basics.

Students will analyze individual, family conflicts, etc. and compare their elements
  • analyze the life cycles of conflicts considering avoidance, escalation or confrontation, and post-conflict
  • be guided through critical and creative thinking about practical alternatives for dealing with conflict situations, considering ethics, prevention, mitigation, and alternative responses as non-inevitable choices
Students will apply problem-solving strategies
  • apply some paradigms for accounting for both direct and indirect participants in conflicts
  • apply techniques for identifying needs and fears of those affected by conflict
  • demonstrate awareness of differences in global ethics
Students will practice and evaluate negotiation skills
  • analyze and apply strategies for encouraging involvement of key participants in conflicts
  • practice strategies for negotiation
  • practice communication skills for negotiation
  • apply global differences in negotiation
Students will practice and evaluate third-party skills such as facilitation and mediation
  • evaluate the risks of involvement with or as a third party in conflicts
  • practice communication skills involved in facilitation, negotiation, and mediation
Students will explore the styles and approaches of the participants in the camp
  • share experiences with other participants in structured ways to analyze possible differences in style
  • apply joint problem-solving strategies for developing practical relationships to manage difficult conflicts, considering ethical standards
  • apply strategies for recognizing different points of view, different values, and their role in conflicts
  • apply strategies for maintaining their own values when dealing with others who are equally committed their own but different points of view

For more information, and to register, click here.

K-12 Opportunity: Russian Language “Summer Camp” for 9th-12th Graders (Online)

Dates: June 12-23, 2017

See message below for details:

“In response to a request this spring, I’ll be offering again an online Russian Language ‘Summer Camp’ for 9th-12th graders this June.

When: June 12-23, 2017; Live Sessions MTWThF 9:30-11am Pacific Time
Where: Online – participants require a computer with broadband access and a pair of working headsets with a microphone; wireless device can work in a pinch as well (if traveling for part of the ‘camp’)
What: It’ll be a 2-week ‘taster’ course in which we explore a variety of language functions with minimal vocabulary (cognates where possible) to make the quick pace doable and fun.
Who: 9th-12th graders (entering 9th grade and just graduated 12th grade are welcome); minimum of 2 participants, maximum of 15
Purpose: to give a taste of what studying Russian is like for those who are considering taking a longer and more comprehensive class and to get a chance to interact with peers from all over.
And feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Regards,
Emily Saunders “