Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme for New Zealand Teachers
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme is for highly accomplished New Zealand teachers in primary or secondary schooling to participate in an intensive professional development programme in the US. Two awards are granted each year for this four month programme.
Grantees are hosted together at the School of Education by the University of Indiana, Bloomington which will provide a broad range of education classes and faculty support. They will enrol in advanced undergraduate or graduate level classes; design and complete an inquiry project; observe, team teach and/or conduct seminars or workshops in local schools for host country teachers and students; and engage in other teaching related activities. Grantees will also participate in a web-based collaborative project with other participants to share best practices and other elements of host country educational systems.
This award is an investment in the individual grantee as well as an investment in education outcomes for the long-term benefit of New Zealand. Upon returning home, grantees will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained on the programme with teachers and students in their home schools, within their communities and in New Zealand.
These awards are generously supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The Ministry will fund full relief costs to the grantee’s school through the Teach NZ Prestigious Awards Programme.