Friday, April 12, 2013

Grant to Teach Turkey--and a bonus

Once again the American Turkish Society is offering up to $2,500 for enriching your K-12 classroom and school with the study of Turkey.  Last year a North Carolina teacher colleague won a grant.  It could be you this year!

The announcement is here, and the deadline is May 21. Preference is given to schools without existing Turkish programs. 

This year, the American Turkish Society is offering something new and pretty exciting.  Here are the details:

"Starting this year, grantee teachers will also be invited to visit SEV Schools in Turkey where they will be able to dialogue with teachers concerning their work on curriculum development. Workshops will be arranged to facilitate this dialogue. Travel, housing and program expenses within Turkey will be met through funding from SEV (Sağlık ve Eğitim Vakfı)-the Health and Education Foundation."

Note that travel within Turkey is covered by funding.  You'd be responsible for your airfare to Turkey and back home.  But traveling teachers have found that their district or school and community service organizations are willing to join in support and funding if the experience is worthwhile. 

Read about it, think it over, and consider applying. And let me know if you'll be off to Turkey!  

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