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The School Superintendents Association and Howard University have launched a new partnership to prepare leaders for urban districts. The Urban Superintendents Academy is a new cross-institutional partnership that offers a dynamic approach to urban superintendent preparation and certification. The uniqueness of this program is that it offers opportunities for three categories of educational leaders to become involved in a network of support, mentoring, and professional development related to the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century urban leader. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2015.


Pamela Ulicny, a biology and environmental science teacher at Tri-Valley Jr/Sr High School in Hegins, PA is making her light shine on the impoverished areas of South Africa.

Pam’s journey began in April of 2011 when she was selected as one of 24 teachers in the U.S. to visit South Africa. These teachers were selected by and funded through the Toyota International Teacher Program, which was sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. and was administered by IIE.

Pam’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ has transformed her and the lives of people living in the impoverished townships of South Africa.


Course dates: July 8 - August 4, 2015 | Learn more

Join Primary Source this summer for an innovative and informative online course that will expand your thinking about the history and influence of Islamic art, and explore ways to integrate its study into your curriculum. This course features: 
  • Free online access to film Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
  • Opportunity to create a customized Islamic art gallery to use with students
  • Discussion forums for collaboration with instructor and colleagues
  • Online resources incl. gallery collections, interactive websites & curriculum 
  • Graduate & PDP credit available


Parents play a critical role in helping their child identify, prepare for and leverage the study abroad experience, but many do not know how to be most effective. Highlighting the importance of knowledgeable yet limited involvement, international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, IIE president Allan Goodman, and AIFS president William Gertz, coauthors of A Parent Guide to Study Abroad, have written a study abroad guide for parents to arm them with the right mix of practical information needed to provide support, while also allowing their students to learn and grow on their own. 


In a blog post in the Huffington Post, Patrick Stephenson, former speechwriter for the NATO Secretary General, advocates for making study abroad more accessible to high school students. He discusses the merits of studying abroad in high school and learning a foreign language as well as the advantages that students receive as a result of having this experience. "[Studying abroad] doesn’t just make you smarter. It opens your mind," states Stephenson.


Every year, the U.S. State Department brings almost 2,000 high school students from almost 50 countries to live with an American host family and go to high school for a year. They return home to make a difference in their communities and share what they learned in the United States. Be part of a global family and host an international exchange student.  


These webinars are not sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Council of Chief State School Officers webinar from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
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Regional Educational Lab for the Northeast and Islands - Bridge Event Webinar from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading webinar from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Regional Educational Lab for the Northeast and Islands - Bridge Event Webinar from 12:00 noon - 1:30 PM EDT
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National Association of State Boards of Education webinar from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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