Category Archives: K-12 Opportunities

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 “

Job: Summer Russian Language Instructor (STARTALK)

Deadline for Applications: Ongoing Until Filled

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) seeks an educator with experience teaching Russian at the high school level to serve as an instructor in our STARTALK program.  Twenty high school students will engage in an intensive and immersive 4-week residential summer program on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus.  10 students are absolute beginners; 10 have completed one year of Russian study at their home high school.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a detailed knowledge of ACTFL’s 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education and experience building these goal areas into curricula.

The Pitt STARTALK program runs June 18-July 15, 2017.  The instructor will work with a strong team, comprised of one additional instructor and three graduate students who act as the program’s TA/RAs.  All staff members are provided housing and meals for the duration of the program.   The instructor, ideally, will be available to arrive to Pittsburgh by June 15 to engage in pre-program organization and training.

Requirements

  • Minimum of superior-level Russian language proficiency.
  • Experience teaching Russian to high school students
  • Available June 15-July 15, 2017 to be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Available in advance of the program to collaborate on curriculum over the phone and/or on Skype with other instructors.
  • Experience with a performance-based communicative approach to foreign language pedagogy
  • Familiarity with ACTFL’s Proficiency Benchmarks and Can-do statements and 5 C’s of Foreign Language Education

Preferred

  • Experience teaching underserved minority students
  • Strong background in foreign language pedagogy
  • Strong background in assessment-based proficiency goals

Those interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume addressed to Dawn Seckler, Das200@pitt.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately. Suitable candidates will be contacted for a phone or Skype interview.

Prof. Devel.: 2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development (Fairfax, VA)

Deadline for Applications: May 19, 2017

2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development

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 17 – 28, 2017 (FAIRFAX, VA)

Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday,  July 16, 2017.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 28th is a half day. Program ends at Noon.

This standards-based course is designed to provide teachers of Russian an intensive two week professional development program that focuses on current pedagogical theory in the teaching and learning of Russian. Program discussions will the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Participants will also learn how technology can help their students increase language proficiency, and how to develop assessments that target the three learning modes. Other discussion topics will include how to create comprehensible input in classes that leads to comprehensible output, as well as more advanced elements of differentiated instruction. Micro-teaching and observation will be integral parts of the course.  A two day MOPI (Modified Oral Proficiency Interview) training workshop will be included in this program. Continue reading

Travel: 2017 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Bulgaria)

Deadline for Applications: December 28, 2016

2017 FULBRIGHT-HAYS SEMINARS ABROAD PROGRAM

Now accepting applications! Deadline to apply: December 28, 2016

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term summer seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2017, three summer programs will be offered to Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program) at the elementary and middle school, high school, and postsecondary educator levels. The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.

For more information, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/applicant.html

View our latest newsletter featuring the Seminars Abroad program: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/bulletins/172e1d3

Prof. Devel.: 2017 Seminars Abroad (Fulbright-Hays)

Deadline for Applications: December 28, 2016

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Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to K-12 and postsecondary educators to study and travel abroad?

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2017, summer programs will be offered in Bulgaria, Chile, and Thailand. A total of 48 awards are available (sixteen per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600.

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Job: Summer Employment Opportunities – TIP Program (Duke U.)

Deadline for Applications: Contact TIP Office for Various Deadlines

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Staff Dates:                              Term 1 June 6-July 2;  Term 2 July 6-July 30
Administrative Team Dates:  Term 1 June 1- July 2; Term 2 July 6-July 31

Greetings from Duke TIP! If the opportunity to work with the best and brightest future scholars appeals to you, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) would love to hear from you! Each year, Duke TIP hires nearly 500 seasonal instructors and teaching assistants to lead its educational programs across the country and around the world. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP offers instructors and teaching assistants the opportunity to work with some of the most motivated and talented students in the world.

Duke TIP is currently seeking content specialists to serve as instructors and teaching assistants for our Summer Studies Program during June and/or July 2017. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the instructional assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college. Duke TIP provides pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment, therefore teaching experience is not required.  Continue reading

Job: Online Professional Development Facilitator (NFLRC)

Deadline for Applications: August 1, 2016

Online Professional Development Facilitator

The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) seeks an energetic and knowledgeable online facilitator for a national project. If you are an online K-16 foreign language teacher with an interest in the development of materials for online instruction, we encourage you to apply.  This is a unique opportunity to lead an online professional development series exclusively designed for online foreign language teachers. This Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) module will be the second of a series of three modules developed and offered annually by the NFLRC in collaboration with North Carolina Virtual Public School. The 2015 module is available at http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/82/.

Position Description

This position will entail facilitating five 2-hour weekly sessions of a professional development module on materials development for online foreign language teachers. Various professionals in the field are invited to give presentations on topics in their area of expertise. Sessions are synchronous, in webinar format, and start September 28 and end on October 26, 2016. The facilitator is expected to:

  • give a brief overview of the topic for each session and introduce each speaker;

  • moderate a discussion after the topic has been presented (with support from the NFLRC staff);

  • wrap up each session;

  • communicate with participants through email as needed;

  • assess participants’ tasks;

  • provide feedback to improve the materials. Continue reading

Prof. Devel./K-12 Opportunity: Slavic & Eurasian Lang. Resource Center (Duke U.)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled (20 Spots Total)

The SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER at DUKE UNIVERSITY is pleased to invite participants in its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing:

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions on topics including:

**Teaching language and culture through film **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 **Multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in Slavic studies **Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials **The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction **Popular culture and language instruction **Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

The final day of the institute will be devoted to a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.

Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. Any participant may attend one or both sessions. However, participants must pay for their own travel expenses, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. Depending on the availability of funds, SEELRC may award partial stipends to defray travel costs to qualified applicants.

Lodging: SEELRC staff will assist participants in making housing arrangements. Accommodations will be within walking distance of the Duke campus.
Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.

Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu for further information. Continue reading

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

Dates: June 19-July 2, 2016

Each summer The University of Texas Project on Conflict Resolution hosts the Global Ethics & Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium for high school students. This exciting program explores sources of conflict and how to discover effective resolution at all levels, from the personal to the international.  These are leadership skills the future will need from you.

Experienced professionals and distinguished faculty of The University of Texas at Austin will take you through critical and creative processes to acquire ethical and creative problem-solving strategies, conflict analysis methods, negotiation skills, and more. Come for the full two weeks, or one of the two weeks.

About the Symposium

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. Continue reading