Funding: Professional Development for Summer 2011 and Autumn 2011, Center for the Study of Languages, Application Deadline May 6
Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that runs summer professional development travel programs designed for teachers.
GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011: India/Nepal, China, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey/Syria/Jordan/Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana,Morocco, Argentina/Uruguay/Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala/Belize/Mexico.
Educators have the option to earn graduate school credit (3 credits through Indiana University) andprofessional development credit while seeing the world. The trips are 8 to 23 days in length and are designed and discounted to be interesting and affordable for teachers. GEEO also advises teachers on how to find funding to subsidize the cost of the trips. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and University educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. Educators are also permitted to bring along a non-educator guest.
Detailed information about each trip, including itineraries, costs, travel dates, and more can be found at www.geeo.org. GEEO can also be reached 7 days a week, toll free at 1-877-600-0105 between9AM-9PM EST. To sign-up for GEEO’s listserv, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “subscribe.” To follow us on facebook click here and then click the “like” button.
A message from our friends at the Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago:
Dear CSL Community,
I hope you’re all off to a good start this quarter.
The CSL has funds available to support language faculty professional development, including workshop and conference participation. We will run a competition for small support grants during each quarter this year. If you have a trip for this quarter or early winter, please submit an application to Steven Clancy by October 29, 2010. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing the nature of your travel and how it supports your professional and academic work and a proposed budget for the trip, including how much support you are seeking and whether or not there are other sources of funding to offset your costs. Please also include any relevant links, brochures, or description of the conference or workshop you plan to attend. You may also turn in hard copy applications at the CSL. The grants competition is open to all language instructors, both language faculty and graduate student instructors.