Weston Public Schools infuses a global perspective into the curriculum on a regular basis. How do our teachers continually refine their lessons to reflect various global perspectives? Through education and travel our faculty-learn about foreign cultures, customs, foods, music, literature, art, and numerous other aspects of the countries they visit. This knowledge and experience is brought back to co-workers and shared in team meetings, over coffee, and in professional development workshops. Weston is fortunate to have a faculty who continually strive to bring the learning experience to life in a classroom setting. Dr. Cheryl Maloney, Superintendent, provided a PowerPoint presentation on Global Education to the faculty of the Weston Public Schools during its Professional Development Day on March 23, 2009. Click here to view the presentation.
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Search portal for various programs.
Programs of various lengths and destinations.
Fully funded five week travel/study programs. Deadline late September/early October.
Opportunity for up to 48 U.S. teachers and administrators to travel to Japan on a fully-funded program to learn about education for sustainable development efforts and strengthen curricula in both countries. Deadline January.
The Keizai Koho Center in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies sponsors a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. Deadline January.
Fully funded 2.5 week travel/study program in Korea. Deadline March.
Fully funded travel/study programs to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.
Fully funded two week travel/study program to Germany. Deadline February.
Stipended weeklong intensive summer seminars with a renowned American historian. Seminars take place at colleges and universities across the United States and in the UK. Deadline March.
Stipended study programs at international locations. Deadline March.
Project Dragonfly, run through Earth Expeditions, is a non-profit program in Miami University's Zoology Department that offers first-hand experience at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Deadline to apply is January 28, 2011.
The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing US classrooms.
In partnership with the World Affairs Council of America (WACA), every year, TCF takes competitively selected groups of American middle school and high-school teachers to Turkey on TCF Teacher Study Tours.
Get out of the classroom and head into the field to learn about cutting edge research and conservation efforts, to develop professional skills, and to make a difference for our shared environment.
Primary Source's study tours are designed to deepen educators' knowledge of the world so that they are able to better enhance cultural understanding in the classroom.
Sponosred by the National Council of US-Arab relations, trips to areas of the Middle East including Oman and Morocco.
Various study tours to China and Japan.
Sponsored by the Japan Society, this program sponsors three week study tours.
Reduced price study tours to many different areas of the world.
Reduced price study tours to China and Tibet.
Based at Colorado University, organization offers summer institutes and study tours.
Service learning and art workshops
New program! $6000 grants awared on a competitive basis for teacher designed professional development travel.
Angela Lee Dawn Nelson Sue Bairstow
"Historic East and West" "Capital Cities" Spotlight on Turkey
Primary Source Primary Source Fulbright