Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC)
The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. It is governed by policies established by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Fulbright TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.
Think Tank on Global Education: Empowering Global Citizens
While global education itself is not a new concept, recent world events underscore the importance of teaching students what it means to live and thrive as a global citizen. Until now, insufficient curriculum materials and lack of a focused strategy have limited the implementation of such programs for K-12 students.
Think Tank on Global Education invites educators to be at the forefront of testing and developing cutting-edge curriculum to advance global competence in global studies, in classrooms, schools and districts. Our recently published book, Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons, builds on the UN Declaration on Human Rights and the UN’s 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, with local and global connections built into every unit. Participants in our upcoming institute will take part in a dynamic, large-scale collaboration to create and adapt lesson plans, and scale global education where they work. Prior to attending participants will complete a thirteen step assessment designed to survey their current global education practice.
2019-2020 K-12 Global Fellowship Program
Participation will depend on the completion and acceptance of a program application and attendance at all sessions is required. The program cohort will be limited to 20 pre- and in-service teachers and each participant will receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and text resources to use in their classrooms for completing the program. Two weeks prior to each session, participants will be provided with a reading to prepare in advance and each session will include a lecture by a guest expert followed by group discussion. Participating teachers will also receive a paid parking token for each session.
This year, the K-12 Global Fellowship Program will focus on the theme of Global Pollution: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Issues. This year’s program will consist of a pre-program orientation, four sessions focusing on a particular region: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and a final session focusing on pedagogy. This six-session program will be led by regional experts and will engage K-12 teachers in a series of guided readings, lectures, and group discussions to increase their knowledge of the global pollution issues affecting the world in order to prepare them to lead discussions about these issues back in the classroom with their students.
Below are the dates and topics for each session of the program:
Mid-September, 2019: Pre-program orientation and networking session (exact date will be determined by participants)
September 28, 2019: East Asian Studies Center presents “Impact of Radiation” a film screening of Day of the Western Sunrise with director comments
November 16, 2019: Center for Slavic and East European Studies presents “The Long-Term Effects of Radiation on Wildlife in Chernobyl and Fukushima”
February 8, 2020: Middle East Studies Center presents “Pollution and Environmental Rights in the Middle East”
February 15, 2020: Center for Latin American Studies presents “Water Governance in Latin America and the Perils of Weak Environmental Institutions”
March 7, 2020: Final session focused on pedagogy and incorporating aspects of the different regional presentations into K-12 curriculum
This program is free for all pre– and in-service K-12 teachers. Apply for the 2019-2020 Global Fellowship Program by Friday, August 23, 2019