Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program: Each year, the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program selects 100 educators to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. Deadline: April 30, 2017.
Global Leadership Week: A weeklong convening of virtual and face-to-face events designed to celebrate leadership through global action in K–20 education. Dates: April 24–28, 2017.
Global Educator of the Year Award: Think Global is accepting nominations for their Global Educator of the Year Award, which recognizes and celebrates the contribution of educators helping young people to become good global citizens. Nomination deadline: April 28, 2017.
We’re excited to announce the 2017 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants! For 10 years, these grants (named after our founder), have given educators the chance to deepen their work with Facing History and use our content in new and innovative ways. This year, we’re giving out 12 grants of $2,500 to teach empathy in the classroom.
This year’s theme is based on our 2016 online game for social change, Face the Future. How would you make empathy a more tangible, concrete experience for young people? Prepare a video, two minutes or less in length, to share your best idea for a chance to win a $2,500 grant.
Two of the 12 recipients will receive an additional $2,500 to work with Facing History on promoting their winning project for educators everywhere. Will you be one of them?
Visit our page for more information on important dates and our rules and regulations. Submissions open on Monday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m. EST and will be open through Friday, May 5 at 9:00 p.m. EST.
We are pleased to announce that today, IIE launched a national survey to examine how study abroad contributes to employability of U.S. graduates.
This study, part of IIE’s Generation Study Abroad aims to provide evidence of what is otherwise assumed anecdotally about the role study abroad plays in developing competencies for the 21st century job market. The study will employ a two-stage mixed methods approach to gather both quantitative and qualitative data. The findings will be shared widely with the international education field and with policy makers. The survey is conducted in collaboration with Study Partners: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), AIFS, CIEE, IES Abroad, and ISEP.
We are calling on you, the Generation Study Abroad network, to reach out to your study abroad alumni and to your communities. Our aim is to have 10,000 respondents by the end of the survey period. The survey is a short online 6-minute survey!
We have created the following toolkits to help you spread the word with your alumni and university contacts.
1. A social media kit – sample tweets and posts for Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
2. Generation Study Abroad Toolkit with pitch letters for you to send out to your alumni and announcement for your website/newsletters
The online survey will take place from April 10 to May 10, 2017.
Eligibility: To best assess skills that are most valued in today’s job market, study abroad alumni must have studied abroad during or after the 1999/00 academic year, while seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. higher education institution.
Share the survey link: http://bit.do/thestudyabroadsurvey
Thank you for your support!