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Mon 9/16 Room 501
Wed 10/23 Room 501
Mon 11/18 (w/ DivCo in Library)
Mon 1/27 Room 501
Mon 3/3 (w/ DivCo in Library)
Mon 4/28 Room 501

  • Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  
    GCC Kick-off
  • Monday, Oct 22, 2012  
    GCC Meeting
  • Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  
    GCC Meeting
  • Monday, Dec 17, 2012  
    GCC Meeting
  • Monday, Jan 28, 2013  
    GCC Meeting
  • Monday, Mar 4, 2013  
    GCC Meeting
  • Monday, Apr 22, 2013:  

Global Citizenship in Action



Global Citizenship Calendar

Grants and Opportunities

Event and Funding Opportunities

Global Washington’s Annual Conference | Nov 13 | Seattle, WA
This conference provides a chance for representatives from organizations, businesses, academic institutions, and foundations in the field of global development to meet each other, learn from expert speakers, and work collectively to address key challenges.

Teacher Recognition Grant | Application Deadline: Nov 15
The International Reading Association will honor an outstanding mainstream, elementary classroom teacher dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of reading and writing, across the curriculum. Grant award: $2,500

Teacher at Sea | Application Deadline: Nov 18
K-12 teachers have the opportunity to work alongside scientists and crew at sea. The program lasts anywhere from a week to a month aboard NOAA research or survey ships. All related travel and program fees are paid.

YES Abroad Program | Application Deadline: Jan 9
The YES Abroad program is an innovative exchange program between Americans and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Participants become part of their communities abroad through living with a host family and attending a local high school.

Education & Values for Sustainable Development
Join teachers from around the world for a one week intensive program in January 2014 to explore ideas, resources, and skills for implementing Education for Sustainable Development. This dynamic program will delve into implications for education, learning, and change via best practices and integrative approaches to increase student engagement and achievement.

For Teachers/Administrators

  • Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries: School libraries can receive up to $5,000. Note: Priority given to schools with 90% of students receiving free and reduced lunch. Deadline: December 1
  • Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program: STEM teachers may participate in an 11-month fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to contribute their knowledge and experience to education policy efforts. Deadline: December 5
  • Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program: China for U.S. K-12 educators, administrators, and media resource specialists who have responsibility for curriculum and instruction in the social sciences, humanities, foreign languages and area studies. The awards include: round-trip economy airfare, room and board, program-related travel within the host country. DeadlineDecember 10
  • PBS Learningmedia Teacher Innovator Awards recognize innovative PreK-12 classroom educators, media specialists, technology coordinators, and homeschool educators who use digital media to enhance student learning. Deadline: December 12
  • Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program: Teachers may apply for one of eight countries: Argentina, Finland, India, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Deadline is December 15
  • The Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) allows a school to order $40,000 worth of books and pay only $20,000. Offer expires December 31
  • Sino-American Bridge for Education and Health is offering a five-week travel with Chinese teachers of English while sharing American methods of teaching English based heavily on oral interchange. Deadline to apply for summer travel is December 31
  • Educational Seminars Program provides PD opportunities to U.S. teachers and administrators for 3 week reciprocal exchange programs (to Brazil and Portugal) and one-way professional development programs (to India and China). Educational Seminars provide airfare, training, travel healthcare, and living costs. Deadlines: January 7 (India); April (Brazil, Portugal); TBD, 2013 (China)
  • The Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award: Nominate a teacher to win this prestigious award. The US-Japan Foundation gives two awards a year: one to an educator who teaches about Japan and the other to a Japanese language teacher. Nominations due February 1.
  • Goethe-Institut Transatlantic Outreach Program: Grade 1-12 Social Studies educators, Social Studies curriculum coordinators, and principals/assistant principals are eligible for this all-expenses paid, summer study tour of Germany. Applications are due February 1
  • The Big Read: an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, provides U.S. communities with grants and comprehensive resources to support their efforts to read and discuss a single book or the work of a poet (the list of books includes many international options). Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000 and applications are due February 5

For Students

  • The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its fourth Annual Student Competition. Students and teachers can enter by writing an essay addressing ethical challenges facing the planet. Deadline: December 31
  • Student Invention Contest: Students ages five to 15+ can enter solutions for real-world problems in four age categories. The top winner from each age group will have a patent application filed for their project, and several other select winners will take home a LEGO set and other prizes. Deadline: January 4
  • The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the 2013-14 academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali (semester), Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. Deadline isJanuary 10
  • Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Program: The ExploraVision program challenges teams of students to research the technologies and scientific principles that could have great impact 20 years from now. Winning teams will each receive a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. Projects are due January 31.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX): Secondary school students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. Scholarships are now available for academic year 2013-14; application deadlines vary by U.S. region and range from September 2012 to January 2013.  
  • Christopher Columbus Awards: A community based science and technology competition for middle school students provides hands-on experience with real-world problems. DeadlineFebruary 4.
  • NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Program: Recognizes outstanding writing by high school juniors. Deadline: February 13.
  • CSIET 11th Annual Art Cover Design Contest: High school exchange students inspired by their experiences are encouraged to submit artwork representing the spirit of youth exchange and how it transforms the lives of young people. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. The deadline for applications is March 8

Global Citizenship Committee 2012-13

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