Elizabeth Woolley Selected for Fulbright Teacher Program

Elizabeth Woolley Selected for Fulbright Teacher Program

Nov 21, 2018

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Bettendorf High School Language Arts Teacher Elizabeth Woolley has been selected for participation in the 2018-2019 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms (Fulbright TGC) Program. Fulbright TGC is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government, and administered by IREX.

The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

Fulbright TGC is a highly competitive professional development opportunity with 76 finalists from 32 states were chosen from over 460 applications to participate this academic year. The Fulbright TGC program is an intensive and prestigious fellowship that provides rigorous professional development and fosters leadership development for U.S. teachers in global education. The Fulbright TGC program begins with a ten-week graduate level global education online course that began in September, during which teachers explore the themes and applications for global education in the classroom, school, and community.

Upon successful completion of this course in December, participants and an administrator from each participant’s school are invited to the Global Education Symposium February 21-23 in Washington D.C. At the Symposium, Fulbright TGC educators and their administrators will collaborate with education leaders from across the United States to explore themes and practical strategies for incorporating global education.

Following the Symposium, participants will travel to one of six countries for an intensive international field experience. The field experience enables teachers to explore approaches to education around the world and make connections with the global education community and teacher leaders worldwide. These field experiences often result in meaningful classroom and school collaborations, and cross-cultural experiences for teachers and students alike.



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