Europe in the K-12 Classroom – 2014 Curriculum Development Award
World View announces a unique opportunity for K-12 educators to incorporate Europe in the K-12 Classroom. Supported by the EU Center of Excellence and the Center for European Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill, World View is offering up to five (5) grants of $525 each to educators to design and implement a project to incorporate a focus on Europe into classroom instruction. Grants can either fund a new lesson plan or unit, a new project or initiative, or the incorporation of new resources. Awardees must use a portion this money to travel to the UNC at Chapel Hill campus to meet with a European Studies faculty member, librarian, and/or outreach faculty to research and learn more about resources as awardees develop lessons and units related to project. World View will facilitate the scheduling of this campus visit. Remaining funds may be used at the awardees discretion to purchase supplies or as a stipend. Awardees will also receive one free registration (valued at $175) to World View’s Global Education Symposium on October 22-23, 2014 in Chapel Hill.
DIPLOMACY MATTERS! National High School Essay Contest
The American Foreign Service Association is sponsoring a national high school essay contest. Students are asked to write an essay on how America’s diplomats made history and shaped today’s world! Please visit www.afsa.org/essaycontest for more details.
Opportunity for Teachers to Earn Compensation for Global Competence Experience
Do you demonstrate global competence in your daily teaching practice? World View is excited to announce a new Globally Competent Teaching (GCT) Team at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is comprised of members from World View, LEARN NC, and the UNC School of Education. Members from the School of Education have created a rubric to measure global competency among teachers. The Team is currently seeking educator consultants to serve as globally competent teaching experts who will work with us to create online educator resources. These resources will be available as part of the rubric to help fellow teachers develop their own global competence. As compensation, consultants will receive $500. The project is funded by a Longview Foundation grant.
World View co-sponsors Institute for Humane Education Conference!
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If you are a teacher, educational administrator, change-maker, policymaker, humane educator and/or concerned citizen, this conference is for you. Bring the most pressing issues of our time to classrooms, boardrooms and communities – help educate for a better world!
At “Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future,” you can expect to:
- Gain new skills to communicate and teach others about the most important issues of our time,
- Meet and network with people in your field,
- Explore the purpose of education; and
- Witness extraordinary examples of effective humane education in action.
Presented by Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the conference will be hosted by New York University’s Animal and Environmental Studies departments in the university’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Jane Goodall, Arun Gandhi, and Zoe Weil.
To learn more about the conference, please click here.
World View in the News
World View was featured in an article by Regina Higgins, Outreach Director for the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations for the United States Department of Education. Read the full article here.