Deadline for Applications: February 12, 2017
Training seminar for International Electoral Observers
Admissions to the two, three-day, modules (20-22 March 2017 and 23-25 March 2017) of the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers are open until 12 February 2017.
Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.
Target: The two modules are devoted to those applicants with no experience in election observation or to those observers who have participated to a maximum of two missions as short term observers.
Eligibility: Lectures are conceived for an audience of graduates mainly in Law, Political Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology or similar who want to address international election observation from a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful in further engagements on the field.
Training language: all courses will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.
More information on the Training seminar for International Electoral Observers and the programme can be found here: www.eiuc.org/ieo
Date & Time: February 23, 2017, 9:00-3:30pm (CT)
The Slavic Reference Service is teaming with Slavic librarians from prominent research institutions to offer an online doctoral dissertation workshop for REEE students on Feb. 23, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Central Time). There are eight individual sessions as part of this workshop.
Register at: https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3380414
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Introduction (Joe Lenkart)
9:15 am – 9:45 am: REEE materials and Interlibrary Loan (Jan Adamczyk)
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Collections and Access Services for International Researchers at the Slavonic Library, National Library of Finland (Irina Lukka)
10:45 am – 11:20 am: Collections and Services at the Library of Congress (Angela Canon) 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Regional Research Resources for Doctoral Students (Joe Lenkart) 12:30 am – 1:15 pm: REEE Collections at Princeton University (Thomas F. Keenan)
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm: REEE Collections at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Kit Condill and Larry Miller)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: REEE Collections at Yale University (Anna Arays)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Strategies for Research Trips (Joe Lenkart)
Deadline for Applications: March 07, 2017
TEACH ENGLISH AT THE AMERICAN HOME IN VLADIMIR, RUSSIA – Application Deadline March 1, 2017 (www.serendipity-russia.com/te ach.html)
Program Benefits: small stipend, room and board with a Russian family, three hours per week of one-to-one Russian lessons, teacher training and lesson planning assistance, a pleasant, well-equipped, and organized teaching environment.
Teacher obligations: Plan and teach up to five classes a week, hold office hours, present a brief lecture on any aspect of American culture, airfare to Moscow, visa fee, obtain TESOL certification.
Experience Russia in a uniquely supportive atmosphere and accomplish something worthwhile in the process! Live in the truly Russian city of Vladimir, gain an understanding of provincial Russian culture, and improve your Russian language skills—while you learn to teach effectively and make a positive contribution to the community. Former teachers have found good positions in education, government, and business, both in Moscow and the United States, and been accepted to major graduate programs and law schools.
Russian news report about the American Home’s American English Program:
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 “Prof. Devel.: 2017 Discover Russian STARTALK Teacher Professional Development (Fairfax, VA)”
Deadline for Applications: February 17, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June – July 2017. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.
Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.
LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REES by October 2017; to acknowledge REES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website. Continue reading “Prof. Devel.: Language Teaching and Learning Research Grants (U. of Pittsburgh)”