Priority Deadline: November 30, 2017
Interested in teaching overseas? The time to apply is now! The priority deadline for the 2018-2019 English Language Fellow Program application is coming up at the end of this month. In order to be considered for all available projects, you must submit your application online by November 30. Learn more and start your journey today!
To help celebrate International Education Week the English Language Fellow Program has shared a by-the-numbers display of where our 2017-2018 Fellows are. Head to our website to see the locations of 135 projects in 70 countries. We also share the top 12 Fellow-producing universities for this year. Congratulations to Teachers College, Columbia University, for being number one!
Women Writers Needed!
Volunteer to be a creative writing mentor to teen girls and join a growing network of women writers.
WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org) is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers underserved teen girls in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers, hosting large-scale writing workshops at such places as the Huntington Gardens and the Autry. Since 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in guiding girls to not only graduate from high school but also enroll in college.
WriteGirl is seeking women writers in all genres including novelists, poets, journalists, songwriters, copywriters, legal writers, and more to help lead workshops and inspire girls to express their creative ideas. Weekly and monthly mentoring opportunities available.
WriteGirl is also seeking professional women to volunteer behind-the-scenes with events, public relations, fundraising, and partnerships. (Strong communication skills required.)
Women should apply by September 20th, 2017 at www.writegirl.org/join-us. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at http://bit.ly/2tK9WUr. For questions, contact WriteGirl at email@example.com or call 213-253-2655.
HELP TEEN GIRLS. GET INSPIRED. JOIN WRITEGIRL.
California needs well-qualified language teachers in its classrooms to ensure that students gain the proficiency and confidence to use their Mandarin language skills in real-world situations. To address this growing need, The UCLA Mandarin Teacher Leadership Institute (MTLI) is providing Mandarin teachers with the tools they need to become master teachers of Chinese language and culture, and to serve as leaders in the K-12 Mandarin teaching community.
As a participant, you will learn fun, creative strategies for developing lesson plans that emphasize exclusive use of the target language while also fulfilling California’s Common Core language, culture, and content standards. You will also learn how to effectively incorporate authentic materials and technology into your classes.
- All applicants are required to complete an online application and send a copy of their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2017.
- Admission to the program is by invitation only. Selection will be based on a number of factors including teaching experience, educational background, and professional references, online application content, as well as geographic distribution. A goal of our program is to produce a cohort of trained teacher-leaders who will be able to serve as language teaching mentors in diverse parts of our state.
The total cost of the program, including tuition, fees, and lunch, is $695.00. Scholarship support is available through the UCLA Confucius Institute. Teachers needing scholarship support should email: email@example.com. Those receiving scholarship support are expected to attend all class meetings.
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Academia Foundation would like to invite you to MECA (Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim). This multicultural, education-focused conference is free to attend and will be held Saturday, August 19 – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The conference will feature presentations from some of the world’s leading linguists as well as intercultural communication experts. We also invite teachers to give presentations in any of the following themes:
- bilingual education
- TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- intercultural communications
- school leadership and classroom strategies
- international film and culture
- initiatives for peace and sustainability
Key speakers will include Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey: world renowned linguists in the field of TESOL.
REGISTER TODAY! One-minute online registration:
There is no charge to attend. Registration form must be completed for each attendee. To register, please fill out the form from here.
If you are interested in presenting at MECA:
Teachers interested in presenting at MECA can visit the website for instructions in how to submit their materials. The deadline to apply is June 16, 2017.
Please visit www.academiafoundation.org for more information and to register for MECA. We look forward to seeing you in August!
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A SYSTEM LEADER’S VIEWS ON ENDING BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
Former superintendent and Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Deborah Jewell-Sherman offers advice for school leaders to dismantle bullying and create a culture of kindness and inclusion.”Bullying and harassment are just not acceptable,” says Jewell-Sherman. “And as educators, we are powerful in shifting that narrative.”
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THE (OVERLOOKED) IMPORTANCE OF GOVERNANCE IN A YOUNG EDUCATOR’S TOOLBOX
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In divisive times, the work of teachers and school leaders grows ever more challenging. A new website, One and All, has resources that can help — videos and stories with strategies for treating each other respectfully, managing hostility, supporting vulnerable students, and talking across divisions.
UCLA Arts & Healing Conference in Partnership with the Expressive Therapies Summit
Learn arts-based tools for facilitating communication, building connection, promoting positive emotions, fostering engagement, reducing stress, and managing the impact of trauma in our inaugural experiential training conference.
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Lecture:“Broadening the Academic Pathway: How Research Can Inform Efforts to Promote Faculty Diversity”