2017 Summer Opportunities for sc educators Communiqué

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Summer Opportunities for

SC Educators Communique

South Carolina Educators:
Welcome to the January issue of the 2017 Summer Opportunities for SC Educators Communiqué listing the free, reduced pricing, or special offers of. . .

  • the summer workshops,

  • travels, and

  • institutes

. . .available to South Carolina teachers/educators all curriculum areas for the summer of 2017. Since the first issue 2 weeks ago, many new opportunities are posted to the Internet. . .especially the National Endowment for the Humanities summer opportunities. Many due dates are rapidly approaching!
Each month I’ll search the web to add any additional items available to South Carolinians in all curriculum areas. If you find things or receive things, please forward them to me to include. New events are underlined for this issue.
Events for general audience or more than one discipline are listed first followed by institutes/workshop for single disciplines. Please note that all due dates are in IMPACT RED. A table of contents with pages is listed provided. Application deadlines are fast approaching for many events. The symbols & colors indicate the curriculum areas that qualify for each event.
ELA Drama


Science Social Studies

World Languages Physical Education

Mathematics Media Specialists


This list will be updated as events are as new events are opened or discovered. The Summer Opportunities Communiqué will be sent at the middle of each month until May.

My best,

James Bryan
Education Consultant



January Issue

Opportunities for SC Educators in our State, the United States, & World-wide

Interdisciplinary 2
ELA 24
Mathematics & STEM 27
World Languages 28

Arts 30
Science & STEM 35
Social Studies 40
Physical Education 54


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2017-18 Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long, fully funded professional development opportunity for US elementary, middle, and high school teachers to become leaders in global education. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are the greatest resource to empower students as global citizens. TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration. The Teacher Exchange Branch is excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program! The application for the 2017-18 program is now available online and will be open until March 20, 2017 (11:59 pm EST). The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity designed to help U.S. teachers (K-12) who aspire to become leaders in global education. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills, and teachers are critical in empowering students to become global citizens. The Teachers for Global Classrooms Program has four main components:

  • Global Education Course: TGC Fellows complete an online eight-week graduate level course on globalizing classrooms and curriculum.

  • Global Education Symposium: TGC Fellows travel to Washington D.C. to build networks, collaborate, and develop strategies to enhance world learning.

  • International Field Experience: TGC Fellows travel globally for two to three weeks to experience another country's culture and education system.

  • Capstone: TGC Fellows create a Global Education Guide that is a resource for their local community to enhance learning about the world.

TGC is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX. Participants are selected through a national, open competition. For more information about the TGC Program and access to the online application, please follow this link: www.irex.org/tgc.
2017 South Carolina Teachers’ Tour. June 19-23, 2017 / Newberry, SC. Spend seven days learning about the original “Green Industry” in our stateforestry! Tour the forests and forest industry of South Carolina, examine sustainable forestry practices and learn practical classroom applications. This outdoor environmental education course is designed to provide an unbiased look into the impact forests have on our state’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Key topics include sustainable forest management, ecosystem management, and bio-diversity; wildlife conservation and endangered species protection; forest product harvesting, processing, and manufacturing; and contributions of the forest industry on SC’s economy. Classes include tours of private and public forestlands, lumber, paper and other wood product mills, along with cultural events highlighting the history of South Carolina’s land use. Participants will receive resource materials to use in their classrooms along with environmental education training. Course also includes 3 days of training in Environmental Education, teaching how to use the environment and forests to teach the Curriculum Standards in science, social studies, language arts and math. All applications will be considered. Interested educators must complete an application and submit it by the deadline of April 15, 2017. Priority will be given to full-time certified K–12 teachers with interest in environmental studies, life sciences, biology, tech-prep, and/or natural resource education. Due to the large number of applicants, participants should submit applications early. Call 803/798-4170 concerning late applications. Tour is limited to 35 participants. For the application and more information, keep an eye on http://www.scforestry.org/teacher-s-tour.

Applications will be available in January 2017.
C-SPAN's 2017 Teacher Fellowship Program. C-SPAN’s Fellowship program is for educators who have experience using C-SPAN’s programming in the classroom and can demonstrate innovative methods of integrating those programs into educational experiences. For four weeks during summer 2017, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources in order to better serve our Classroom members nationwide. The Fellowship takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to cover housing, travel, and living expenses. Fellows will also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conferences where they share their ideas and experiences using C-SPAN’s programs with conference attendees. All candidates must be:

  • a member of C-SPAN Classroom

  • a state certified middle or high school teacher of U.S. History, Civics, Government, or related curriculum

  • experienced with integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into educational curriculum

  • available for four consecutive weeks between the end of June through July (*some flexibility on start and end dates)

All application materials must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017. All materials will become the property of C-SPAN and will not be returned. For more information, go to http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/Teacher-Opportunities.aspx.
2017 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars. The Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminars are designed to strengthen participants' commitment to high quality history teaching. Public, parochial, and independent school teachers and National Park Service rangers are eligible. These week-long seminars provide intellectual stimulation and a collaborative context for developing practical resources and strategies to take back to the classroom. Seminars are tuition-free. In addition, seminars offer:

  • Applicants will be charged a $25 nonrefundable registration fee upon officially accepting their place in a Teacher Seminar.

  • Accepted participants will receive a list of readings and will be asked to purchase the reading materials (not to exceed $50) prior to the seminar.

  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute reimburses for travel up to $400 (or provides a $500 travel stipend for participants traveling internationally or from Hawaii or Alaska). Participants are responsible for any travel that exceeds that amount.

The deadline to apply for 2017 Teacher Seminars is February 20, 2017. To apply go to: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/teacher-seminars. Each institute is limited to thirty participants per seminar by competitive application. Preference IS given to new applicants. Participants will have the opportunity to receive three hours of graduate credit in American history. They will also receive books, room and board, and a stipend to offset travel costs to the host institution. If you have questions, send an e-mail seminars@gilderlehrman.org or call 646-366-9666. Please click on the title of each institute/seminar to find out additional information. . . (All of the titles below are hot-linked to their websites.)

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