On May 3, 2016, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced Fulbright Distinguished alumnus, Michael Williams, as the winner of the 2016-2017 MCPS Teacher of the Year award. Michael has worked for MCPS for 14 years and is currently a resource teacher in the social studies department at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, MD. In the fall of 2014, Michael participated in the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in Chile for four months, during which time he developed a project called 'Crossing Borders to Close the Gap: Lessons, Strategies & Global Best Practices for Closing the Achievement Gap'. Michael will now go on to compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Click here to read the full announcement.
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by IIE.
Submission deadline: July 15, 2016 | Submission guidelines
From now through July 15, 2016, the White House will be accepting submissions for the third annual White House Student Film Festival. This year's theme is 'The World I Want To Live In' and all U.S. students, grades K-12 (including seniors from class of 2017) are invited to participate.
For inspiration, take a look at the official selections from last year's White House Student Film Festival, when the themes were 'The Power of Technology in Education' & 'The Impact of Giving Back'.
Post written by Christine Farrugia, Senior Research Officer at the Institute of International Education
In this post, Christine Farrugia shares that in order to increase the number of students studying abroad, we should encourage experiential learning opportunities alongside the traditional semester and year-long programs.
These opportunities are not sponsored by IIE.