Professional Development - Travel

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
This grant program offers 10- to 11-month staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,500, plus travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology instruction; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies affecting education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years' teaching experience, and be employed full time in science, mathematics, or technology classrooms at a public or private school.

Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for full-time U.S. teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or academic year. By living and working in the cultures of their host countries, Fulbright teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences in national cultures and education systems. The size of the award varies depending on the exchange country.

Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies
The Korea Society's Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies program is designed to help educators integrate Korean subjects into their curricula by taking fellows on a two-week study tour of Korea. The program includes lectures and discussions on Korean language, history, culture, art, politics and economics. Also included are opportunities for on-site study of locales of historical and contemporary relevance.

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, provides U.S. secondary-level teachers of English or the social sciences the opportunity to participate in a two-week professional exchange program in one of the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. Each US teacher is hosted by a TEA alumni school in the participating country where they team-teach, and discuss best teaching practices, curriculum, and educational issues in the host country. The trip includes visits to local schools and parents' committees, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and speaking to local government officials and meeting with Ministry of Education representatives. The program is fully funded and provides visa support, round-trip domestic airfare, lodging and meals to attend the TEA U.S. Conference, round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the assigned country, emergency medical insurance, and lodging and a daily stipend in host country.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellowship Program
This fellowship is opened to US educators in grades 7 - 12 who serve as leaders in Holocaust education for their schools, their communities and their professional organizations. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. Museum Teacher fellows will participate in a five-day, all-expense paid summer institute at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., designed to immerse participants in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the summer institute, Teacher Fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, communities, or professional organizations.

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