Jerusalem Machoz Coordinators Fwd: Fw: 2014 Study of U.S. Institutes for secondary educators and curriculum developers

  • From: Ora Baumgarten <orabaumgarten@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: madmanhi <madmanhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, madmahozj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Janglit - Jerusalem English Coordinators <jerusalem_coordinators@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, jerusalem_machoz_coord@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2013 18:12:42 +0200

Dear Madrichot and Coordinators,
Pat has asked me to forward the attached to you.

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*From:* "Stein, Jackie" <SteinJX@xxxxxxxxx>
*To:* Pat Talshir <ptalshir@xxxxxxxxxxx>; Harold and Evrea Bergstein <
*Sent:* Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 14:55
*Subject:* 2014 Study of U.S. Institutes for secondary educators and
curriculum developers

  Dear friends,

The U.S. Embassy in Israel’s Office of Public Diplomacy is happy to send
you information about a 5-week study tour in the U.S. scheduled for the
summer of 2014. The course which is completely sponsored by the US. State
Department is for high school teachers, administrators, teacher trainers
and curriculum developers.

Please circulate this amongst relevant educators that you work with.
Interested parties should fill out the attached form and send to our
colleague Risa Levy. *Please note that the deadline for submissions is
December 15.* If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us.

With best regards, --Jackie

 *Jackie Stein*
Cultural Program Specialist
American Center, Jerusalem
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*The Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv is soliciting
applications for *
*The Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators – Summer
2014 (5 weeks)*

These institutes are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with
integrated study tours with the purpose of providing foreign secondary
educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society,
culture and institutions.  The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and
to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary
schools and other academic institutions abroad

   - The first two Institutes will target *secondary educators* (teachers)
   whose primary activities is classroom teaching – the focus of the institute
   will be on providing materials for participants to develop high school
   level curricula about the United States.  The institute may be organized
   around a central theme(s) in U.S. civilization – through a combination of
   traditional, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary approaches, program
   content will elucidate the history and evolution of US institutions and
   values.  The program will also serve to illuminate contemporary political,
   social and economic debates in American society.  The four week academic
   residency will be complemented by a one week study tour.  The aim of the
   study tour is to showcase the rich cultural, geographic, and ethnic
   diversity of the U.S. Host TBD.

   - The third institute will target *administrators, teacher trainers,
   curriculum developers etc.* and will provide the participants with a
   deeper understanding of US society, education and culture – past and
   present,  The program will focus on education, immigration and civic
   engagement within US society and culture.  The program will include a four
   week residency component (including meetings with regional educators and
   prominent community leaders), a one-week study tour, and the completion of
   a research project.  Host TBD.

v  Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50,
highly motivated and experienced secondary educators *with little or no
prior experience in the U.S., *whose home institution is seeking to
introduce aspects of U.S. Studies into its curricula, to develop new
courses in the subject of the institute, to enhance and update existing
courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops
for education professionals in U.S. studies. The potential impact and
multiplier effect of the Institute is very important.

v  Candidates must demonstrate English language fluency.  The institutes
are rigorous and demanding; participants will be expected to handle
substantial reading assignments in English and to fully and actively
participate in all seminar and panel discussions.

The institutes are highly competitive and only *one *participant per
country per seminar will be selected.  The ideal candidate for these
institutes are secondary teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers,
textbook writers, MoE officials, or other related professionals who are
seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into their curricula. Priority
will be given to candidates who have firm plans to develop courses and/or
educational materials with a U.S. studies focus or component.

The State Department will cover all program costs, including international
travel (economy class).

*Housing and meals:* Typically, participants will most likely share a room
during the residency portion (4 weeks) of the institute, and will *share* a
hotel room during the study tour (one week).  Housing will typically be in
college or university owned housing.  Most meals will be provided at campus
facilities though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some
meals on their own*.*

*Health Benefits:* All participants will receive the Department of State’s
coverage of $100,000 with a $15 co-pay per office visit.  Pre-existing
conditions are not covered.

Participants are expected to participate fully in this intensive program
and study tour.  They are expected to attend all lectures and organized
activities and complete assigned readings.  Family members and/or friends
cannot accompany participants.  The institutes should not be viewed as a
research program.

Interested candidates should complete the attached application form and
submit to *Risa Levy* at the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy, Tel
Aviv: Levyrx@xxxxxxxxx no later than *December 15, 2013.*

Please visit for general information.

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