2019-2020 K-12 Global Fellowship Program Application Now Open

July 3, 2019
child holding polluted planet Earth
The Center for Slavic and East European Studies in partnership with the Area Studies Centers from The Ohio State University’s Office of International Affairs are pleased to announce the third installment of the K-12 Global Fellowship Program. The Global Fellowship Program first started during the 2017-2018 academic year with the aim of connecting teachers from across the state of Ohio in a series of discussion group sessions that focus on contemporary issues from a global perspective. Over the past two years, the K-12 Global Fellowship Program has focused on topics such as global minority issues and global migration. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the K-12 Global Fellowship Program will focus on the theme of Global Pollution: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Issues. This year’s program will consist of a pre-program orientation, four sessions focusing on a particular region: East Asia, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and a final session focusing on pedagogy. This six-session program will be led by guest regional experts and will engage K-12 teachers in a series of guided readings, lectures, and group discussions to increase their knowledge of the global pollution issues affecting the world in order to prepare them to lead discussions about these issues back in the classroom with their students. 
The Area Studies Centers kindly invite all pre– and in-service K-12 teachers who are interested in learning more about this topic to apply for the 2019-2020 K-12 Global Fellowship Program. Participation will depend on the completion and acceptance of a program application and the 2019-2020 program cohort will be limited to 20 pre- and in-service teachers. Attendance at all sessions is required and upon successful completion of the program, each participant will receive one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and text resources to use in their classrooms. The sessions for this program will take place on Saturdays throughout the 2019-2020 academic year from 9AM-12PM on the main campus of OSU. Two weeks prior to each session, participants will be provided with a reading to prepare in advance and each session will include a lecture by a guest expert followed by group discussion. Participating teachers will also receive a paid parking token for each session. 
This program is free for all pre– and in-service K-12 teachers and more information such as session dates and topics can be found on the 2019-2020 K-12 Global Fellowship Program Webpage. For those intersted in applying for the 2019-2020 Global Fellowship Program, please do so by Friday, August 23, 2019 using the online application.