Monday, November 29, 2010

Fully Funded Teacher Trip to South Africa

Thanks to the NC Council for the Social Studies for passing along this exciting news--

The Toyota International Teacher Program will be traveling to South Africa for the first time next year.  The trip is scheduled for July 24 – August 10, 2011, and is fully funded.  Deadline for applying is January 23, 2011.  

Do you qualify?  "Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship; be employed full time as a secondary classroom teacher or teacher-librarian (grades 7 – 12) in one of the 50 State or the District of Columbia; and have a least three years of full-time teaching experience."

If this sounds like you, please do look into this great opportunity.

The Toyota International Teacher Program already travels to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador.  The focus is on supporting teachers in including more global and environmental learning in their classrooms and communities.  

Read more about these great (and fully funded!) programs here.  And get your application together over the winter break!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Geography Awareness Week

Get ready for Geography Awareness Week (November 14-20). The theme this year is freshwater. 

You can look into some fun ways to celebrate in the My Wonderful World blog post.   And you can download  projects focused on U.S. rivers and North Carolina river basins at the website of our own NC Geographic Alliance here.

Let's hear it for freshwater!