Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to the new Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme for New Zealand Teachers. This programme is for highly accomplished New Zealand teachers in primary and secondary schooling to participate in an intensive professional development programme in the US for four months.
Two New Zealand teachers will be hosted by a US university’s College of Education 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 a capstone 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. Academic support will be provided by a host institution advisor who will support the grantee and help contribute to the design and activities of the project.
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 and within their communities.
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme is available to full time primary or secondary school teachers (in any subject) with at least five years of full-time teaching experience; or to primary or secondary library media specialists, guidance counsellors, Special Education coordinators or administrators who work with students at least 50% of the time. Preference will be given to teachers serving in public schools in underserved communities.
A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing opportunities to gain international experience and advance your career, to explore America, to share your culture and to make friends and colleagues from around the world. Grantees undertake an exchange to one of America’s leading universities, which are world renowned for their expertise and resources.
Applications for the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme for New Zealand Teachers, to take part in a professional development programme from mid-August until mid-December 2014, close at 5:00pm on Monday 16 December 2013.
See www.fulbright.org.nz/awards/nzscholar/distinguishedteaching or contact Stefanie Joe at Fulbright New Zealand for further information – email@example.com / (04) 494 1507.
Please promote this opportunity amongst your colleagues and networks.