Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme for US Teachers
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme is for highly accomplished American teachers in primary or secondary schooling to participate in an intensive professional development programme in New Zealand. A small number of awards are granted each year towards three to five months of professional development.
Grantees will study at a New Zealand host university and conduct an inquiry project related to their professional interests. Additional activities in local schools include opportunities to observe classes, team teach or conduct seminars or workshops. 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. 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. As part of the programme, teachers will also participate in a virtual community with other participants to collaborate and share best practices about education in the participating countries. Upon returning to the US, 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.