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Julie Kinnaird | September 8, 2021

UNC World View announces World Council’s Intercultural Excellence in Education Through Story Circles Award Call for Proposals to all participants who received Story Circles Train the Trainer professional development over the past two years. Educators eligible for consideration for the Award must be an accredited, K-12 educator in North Carolina.


This grant will be presented to no more than three educators who propose an innovative intercultural implementation of Story Circles at their school during the school year.  The proposal(s) selected will be awarded a small stipend to help enhance the Story Circles Event meant to promote intercultural efforts within the classroom and/or co-curricular programs.


Educators are encouraged to be creative in their approaches and reminded that Story Circles can be used with students in the classroom but also with members of the community, faculty, parents, and other stakeholders. Entries will be evaluated by a special Selection Committee appointed by the World Council.


Selected proposals will receive a certificate of excellence in intercultural development and their school will receive a monetary reward to be used to continue the work of intercultural competence development in their school.  The World Council will highlight these proposals post-event on our Intercultural Connector blog.


Additionally, other entries the selection committee sees as beneficial to the World Council Community and K-12 Educators will also be posted on the World Council Intercultural Connector Blog.  We look forward to sharing these Essays with the World Council Community. 


Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2021.
Contact Kelly A. Pengelly at if you have additional questions.