Funding for K-12 Instructors

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Brussels Program

Two to three awards will be made to K-12 teachers for participation in a summer 2014 program organized by the UNC EU Center of Excellence. Teachers from EU Centers of Excellence across the country will join a four-day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel and accommodation. Participants have the option of staying longer in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe but are expected to cover their own expenses. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Priority will be given to teachers enrolling a team in the 2014 Euro Challenge competition. Priority may also extend to teachers attending UNC EU Center teacher workshops. The dates for this year’s trip are June 15-20, 2014.

2013 ITINERARY
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2014 APPLICATION
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please turn in your application and supporting materials by 5:00 pm on April 9, 2014. We expect to notify all candidates of the program’s decisions by mid-April.

Lesson Plan Grants

K-12 teachers looking to expand and deepen their classroom coverage of the European Union can download cutting-edge lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. Bring your European view into the 21st century with curriculum guides focused on environmental policy, immigration issues, economic integration, and contemporary society.

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Lesson Plans

CES welcome lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers. Please follow the CES Lesson Plan Template to the extent possible, making sure to include references to NC’s educational standards and the Common Core where appropriate. Authors of lesson plans accepted to the site will receive a $50 stipend for permission to publish the lesson plan on the website. Lessons should be submitted via email to europe@unc.edu .

Funding for Community College Instructors

Community College Curriculum Grants

In collaboration with World View, CES facilitates grants to community college educators to create modules to infuse European content, context and connections into their courses.  Our intention is to support the addition of international content to existing courses that have little or no such content.  Preference will be given to proposals that develop regularly taught and/or required courses.  A module is a self-contained unit that is integrated into the course to add a European component. A module is composed of instructional units, student projects, and learning objects that infuse international content, context, and connections into the course.

Over 50 grants have been awarded to North Carolina community college instructors to date. Each grantee receives up to $750 to support module creation and a trip to UNC at Chapel Hill for research.  At UNC they work with librarians and faculty arranged by the Center for European Studies and World View.

Application Procedure

Please submit a Community College Curriculum Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, which includes a description of your module, to Neil Bolick (nebolick@unc.edu). Please use the module format detailed in Guidelines for Modules.  The proposal does not have to be a complete module.  It simply outlines the module.  A module is a self-contained unit that is integrated into the course to add an international component. A module is composed of instructional units, student projects, and learning objects that infuse international content, context, and connections into the course. A link to examples of international modules for courses is provided below.

Examples of Internationalized Courses

Application and supporting materials should be submitted by March 31, 2014.

Contact Neil Bolick (919-843-5332) or Alex Faulkenbury (919-843-8210) for more information.

Acknowledgement of support and reporting requirements: Funding for these awards is provided by the European Union and the U.S. Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit a brief (one-page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period.