EU in NC Study Tours for K-12 Educators and Community College Instructors

THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 EU IN NC STUDY TOURS ARE NOW OPEN. FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOURS, PLEASE CONTACT EUROPE@UNC.EDU.

CES will be hosting two-day study tours on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus open to K-12 and community college educators. Each tour will focus on two themes: “The European Union Today: the EU as a Global and Local Actor” and “The European Union Citizen: Issues Facing the Contemporary European.”

The two-day study tour will include meetings, discussions, and interactive sessions with faculty experts on European and EU studies as well as with practitioners in the Triangle. Additional sessions will be held on integrating content learned into the classroom.

Participants will be able to receive certification of two continuing education credits and approximately 20 hours of professional development provided they complete the post-tour lesson plan and module creation. Hotel accommodations and some meals will be provided to selected applicants for the nights of the conference – recipients will be contacted with more details if selected.

The study tours for community college educators will take place on May 18-19, and for K-12 educators on August 14-15. Please find application details below.

More information specific to each type of awardee can be found below.

NC K-12 Educators
Deadline May 15

The application can be found here:
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This application is very simple and consists of:

1) Personal Information
2) School & Teaching Information
3) Written Statements
4) Confirmation

Any teacher currently teaching in a K-12 public, private, or charter North Carolina school is eligible to apply for a Brussels Study Tour grant.
There are three main qualities we are looking for in a K-12 applicant:

1. Impact on students - how will the information learned and connections made on this trip reach the students?
2. Teacher impact - how will this opportunity impact the applicant, both professionally and personally?
3 Multiplier effects - how will the resources, information, and connections reach the applicant's community of teachers at their school or in their district?

Many times, because of these three priorities, selected applicants come from either rural districts or Title I schools. However, any strong applicant should be prepared to address these questions.

NC Comm. College
& HBCU/MSI Faculty
Deadline April 3

The application can be found here:
Click Here!

This application is very simple and consists of:

1) Personal Information
2) School & Teaching Information
3) Written Statements
4) Confirmation

Any community college instructor currently teaching at a North Carolina community college.

Strong preference will be given to applicants from community colleges participating in the NC Global Distinction Program.

In a community college (CC) applicant, we are looking for many of the same qualities as in K-12 teachers: impact on students, personal and professional impact on the applicant, and multiplier effects. However, a strong CC applicant should also have a documented academic interest in contemporary Europe as shown in their CV.