Category Archives: Professional Development

Prof. Devel.: Russian Teachers Development Course (Riga, Latvia)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing

RUSSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT COURSE

The Russian Teachers Development Course has been created for non-native and native speakers of Russian teaching at primary, secondary, vocational schools, colleges and universities or language centrs for adults at Beginners, Elementary and Intermediate levels. It is recommended that the participants have a level of Russian at CEF level no less than B1 (B1, B1+, B2 or B2+). The participants can choose to study 1 or 2 weeks.

Objectives: To master language training, learning and teaching methodologies. The focus will be on teaching techniques of a foreign language without translation but by the help of explanation.

Outcome: Russian Teachers Development course will improve your confidence in lesson delivery and expand your range of methodological approaches to enhance classroom practice.

FACTS ABOUT RUSSIAN TEACHERS DEVELOPMENT COURSES:

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Prof. Devel.: Open Research Laboratory and Summer Program (Uni. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018 for Grant Funding; Applications Accepted Until All Spaces Filled

Call for Applications: The Open Research Laboratory at Illinois / The Summer Research Laboratory
 
For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library’s famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
 
They are pleased to announce that they will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this coming year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018. In addition, they are piloting a new program for scholars interested in visiting our campus during the academic year, from November 2017 to May 2018, called the Open Research Laboratory.
 
They are accepting applications for both the Open Research Laboratory and the Summer Research Laboratory.
 

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Prof. Devel.: Webinar Series (U. of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies is pleased to announce the launch of professional development webinars offered by the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe. Are you a scholar or academic professional curious about European higher education and research? Discover opportunities to enhance your career mobility and research. This series is co-sponsored by the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Pitt’s European Studies Center.

February 7, 12 p.m. (EST)
The German-speaking Academia: A Road Map to Navigating Research Institutions Beyond Universities
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

March 7, 12 p.m. (EST)
Introducing the Herder Institute: Collections, Funding Opportunities, and Higher Education Partnerships
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

April 11, 12 p.m. (EST)
Doing Research on Eastern Europe in the EU: Research Infrastructures, Grant Models, and Career Mobility
Dr. Peter Haslinger, Director, Herder Institute

August
How to Work in Archives in Eastern Europe and Germany

September
Archival Skills

October
Strategies for Career Building and Publishing in the EU versus the US

These webinars are cost-free for ASEEES members. To register, click here.

Prof. Devel.: Continuing Education in Ukraine and Georgia (SRAS)

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2018

SRAS and Novamova would like to invite all educators for an unforgettable professional development experience.

Specially formulated to immerse you directly in the subjects and regions you teach, this program will present the culture, history, politics, and current events of Ukraine and Georgia from the perspectives of locals on the ground. Student interest is rising in these fascinating, little-understood, but increasingly important geopolitical centers.

Combining masterclasses, lectures, guided tours, and degustation with an ambitious travel schedule, this course will teach why these regions appear in the news, but also touch on the demographic, religious, and geopolitical backgrounds of the regions. You will also dive into local life, learning about traditional crafts and sharing in delicious national dishes.

This is also an excellent opportunity for educators to explore how study abroad can best fit into the student experience abroad – whether through individual programs or faculty-led programming in Ukraine and Georgia. This reasonably-priced 10-day experience has all accommodation, two meals a day, travel within and between Ukraine and Georgia, and all scheduled activities priced in. Join us abroad this summer for an unforgettable professional growth experience!

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Dates and Costs:
Program dates: June 30 – July 9, 2018
Application deadline: March 15, 2018
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Prof. Devel.: Careers Representing America Networking Event (Austin, TX)

Date & Time of Event: February 6, 2018 • 6:00PM – 8:00PM

U.S. Department of State
Careers Representing America Networking Event

University of Texas – Austin • LBJ School of Public Affairs
Sid Richardson Hall 3.122 (on the first floor of the LBJ School)
2315 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

This event is open to the public.

The U.S. Department of State is dedicated to protecting and strengthening America’s interests abroad and right here at home. So whether providing healthcare services to U.S. diplomats and their families abroad, explaining U.S. foreign policy to citizens of other countries, or helping U.S. farmers open up markets in emerging countries, you can make a difference with the U.S. Department of State.

The event is designed to raise awareness about the Department and its careers, and offers the opportunity for those interested (or who just want to learn more) to meet directly with Foreign Service Officers and Specialists and Civil Service professionals who work on the business of diplomacy each and every day, in the U.S. and abroad. Attendees will learn more about our careers, the selection and hiring processes, and the issues on which our employees work that impact the American public, and specifically the citizens of Texas.

U.S. Department of State is a diverse organization and welcomes interest from all. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social-economic background, we encourage you to consider attending this event.

RSVPs are required. Seating is limited. Please sign up today!

If you cannot attend, please visit careers.state.gov for more information
on careers with the U.S. Department of State.

Prof. Devel.: 2018 Project-Based Language Learning Professional Learning Events (NFLRC)

Deadline for Registration: January 15, 2018

The NFLRC will start with their free 2018 PBLL Online Symposium: “Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning” on January 17-18, 2018, a great introduction to the topic, with plenty of examples to see PBLL in action. Register today: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/108/ . The registration deadline for the symposium is January 15, so register soon!
For those who want to learn more in-depth about PBLL, there’s our subsequent 2018 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute, which this year focuses on PBLL and pragmatics and will cover what you need to know to develop good projects for your language class. The registration fee is $25, and registrants can sign up for either the live facilitated version (option 1: January-February) or the self-study version (option 2): http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/109/
Finally, for those who complete the digital badge requirements for the Online Institute and want to take their project designs to the next level, ready for the classroom, they can apply for the Pragmatics in PBLL Intensive Summer Institute in Honolulu, Hawai‘i (June 13-20, 2018). Partial travel funding available for top accepted applicants. See website for full details: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/110/

Funding Opportunity: Faculty Fellows (The Auschwitz Jewish Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 11, 2018

Faculty Fellows

Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Krakow, Warsaw, Lódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Fellowship will offer Faculty Fellowships in 2018. These Fellowships will be for faculty who teach the Holocaust in any discipline but have not made its history their primary area of study. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program – Faculty Fellowship is open to professors of all faiths.  Continue reading

Internship: Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Program (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2018

Overseas Professional and Intercultural Training Program (OPIT)

OPIT gives students the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural skills demanded by today’s global market. English-language internships are available in a wide range of fields, including business, humanities, social sciences, innovation, and STEM disciplines throughout the Balkans, the Baltics, and Eurasia.

Program Description

Through OPIT’s six-week, English-language internships, students gain the substantive overseas professional experience and intercultural communication skills demanded by today’s global market. Participants can choose a placement in a variety of fields, including business, democracy building, human rights, education, science, technology, gender issues, journalism, public health, environmental protection, and social services in 17 countries in Southeast Europe, Eurasia, and the Baltics.

A full-time in-country American Councils staff person oversees the professional and intercultural program, assists participants in administrative and personal matters, and works closely with the host organization to ensure that participants are engaged in meaningful projects. The OPIT program draws on an extensive network of community partners, expert regional staff, and overseas resources developed by American Councils over the years.

Knowledge of a foreign-language is not required; however, the program does provide foreign language internships to interested and qualified students, and all students have the opportunity to combine their internships with intensive language study.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Competition: Machine Learning (Moscow)

Deadline for application: February 10, 2018

For students who combine an interest in data with an interest in Russia, this could be a very enriching experience. Students interested in math and computer sciences are invited to participate in the first ever international contest in Data Analysis.

The IDAO (International Data Analysis Olympiad), created by leading experts in data analysis for their future colleagues, aims to bring together analysts, scientists, professionals, and junior researchers from all over the world on a single platform. This is the first time an event of this scale will be held in Russia. The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex and Harbour. Space University organize the Olympiad with the support of Sverbank.

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Prof. Devel.: Summer Enrichment Program Overview (Wash, DC)

Deadline for Applications: February 01, 2018

Summer Enrichment Program Overview

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants’ academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs.

The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200.

The tentative dates for the 2018 Summer Enrichment Program are June 18 – July 28, 2018. Continue reading