Application deadline: September 17, 2015 | Apply Online
The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund (IBEX) is pleased to announce that the autumn 2015 competition is now accepting applications for events/exchanges falling between October 2015 through February 2016. IBEX offers opportunities to attend a global biocultural event/exchange or a meeting of international significance which impacts the applicants’ home territory or region. This fund supports indigenous peoples and local communities to have a voice in the policies and forums that concern biocultural diversity at a global level.
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for more information on eligibility requirements and award benefits.
Proposal deadline: September 30, 2015 | Submission details
Conference details: May 3-5, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa
With more than 1,000 leaders from 80 countries participating, Going Global has become the world’s largest open conference for leaders of tertiary (further and higher) education. The 2016 conference theme, Building nations and connecting cultures, will be explored through the lenses of education policy, economic development and engagement. It will consider how we reconcile the need for locally relevant national development and priorities alongside a commitment to international education for the global good. What does this mean for colleges, universities and national education systems; their missions, strategies and operating models? What risks and opportunities do these new trends present for students, staff and the communities with which they engage?
On August 11-14, 2015, the U.S. Department of State and IIE welcomed a group of 48 U.S., 17 international teachers, and 18 program alumni to the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
Orientation Workshop in Washington, DC. The orientation kicked off Tuesday evening with a welcome reception and remarks by Dr. Christie Gilson
, member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Sessions began on Wednesday morning with opening remarks from Evan Ryan
, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Throughout the week Fulbright Teachers, alumni and staff engaged in discussions about cross-cultural communication, developing global competence, and about how best to meet the needs of underserved students. Throughout the week teachers also engaged in in-depth discussion with fellow grantees regarding educational systems in participating host countries, preparing to live abroad, and about how to apply what they learn in their home schools after the program ends. One of the many highlights of the workshop was a panel presentation by five Fulbright Distinguished Teachers who shared details about their own Fulbright program experiences abroad.
Workshop participants also had the opportunity to explore Washington, DC by taking part in a U.S. Capitol Tour and a DC Monuments by Night tour. The orientation workshop closed with a celebratory dinner and 'culture night,' where U.S. and international Fulbright Distinguished Teachers were encouraged to present their culture in a unique way. Finnish and Indian teachers shared songs and poems with participants. A teacher from Chile impressed the crowd with a traditional dance and U.S. teachers shared regional culture. It was a productive, fun and educational week with the teachers.
Are you interested in building a relationship with a school abroad but are not sure how to get started? Join Heidi Steele, guest blogger for Education Week
, as she discusses strategies she learned when establishing a partnership between her high schools in Gig Harbor, Washington and a high school in Mudanjiang, China.
These opportunities are not sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
Alliance for Excellent Education and NCTAF webinar from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
DC Public Schools Global Education Brainstorming Session from 7:20 AM to 8:30 AM EDT
by August 29, 2015