When you train one teacher, hundreds of students are educated. Teachers are enthusiastic about educational programming and materials that provide current and relevant coverage of critical topics to enhance their regular classroom curriculum. The Council seeks annual opportunities to extend educational resources to area teachers focusing on international affairs. Opportunities may include continuing education workshops, leadership programs, scholarships and awards.
To get more information about the Council’s teacher outreach options, contact the Council’s office, (904) 280-8162 or by e-mail.
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce its seventh year of collaboration with the Turkish Cultural Foundation on the National Spotlight on Turkey program.
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The program runs a full calendar year and focuses on giving an overview of the history of Anatolia and Turkey with a special emphasis on Turkish culture to American educators and the general public. With a spring Teacher Workshop and a Teacher Study Tour in the summer, and public cultural programs in the fall, the program emphasizes classroom learning and public education about Turkey and its contributions to the global community.
The World Affairs Councils of America, through a grant received from the Turkish Cultural Foundation, will provide participating councils with grant support of $2000 for Part I and $1500 for Part III of the year-long program. Part II, The Study Tour, is underwritten directly by the TCF. Three Jacksonville Teachers will be selected to participate in the Study Tour. The Study Tour registration fee and domestic airfare will be covered by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. International airfare, lodging, food, tours, and in-country travel costs will be paid by the TCF. The TCF will organize the tours and all in-country logistics.
Open to classroom educators, particularly humanities, art, or literature teachers, and media specialists in a Middle or High School in Duval, St. Johns, Nassau or Clay County. Participants will be eligible to apply for a study tour to Turkey, subsidized by the Turkish Cultural Foundation. Three local teachers will be selected by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville to participate in the study tour (June 27-July 11.)
Participants of the Teacher Outreach Workshop (Part 1) will be eligible to apply for a Study Tour to Turkey, subsidized by the Turkish Cultural Foundation. Three teachers will be selected by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville to participate in the study tour (June 27 to July 11.)
“Portrait of Turkey” is the third piece of a comprehensive program for educators, along with the teacher delegations visiting Turkey and a local teacher workshop, sponsored by the Washington-based Turkish Cultural Foundation, the World Affairs Councils of America and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.