Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC)

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC)

The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by IREX.

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The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program (Fulbright TGC) is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. elementary, middle, and high school teachers to develop skills for preparing students for a competitive global economy. Fulbright TGC equips teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by IREX.

Applications Open in December 2018

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Sponsor

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This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by IREX.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2011, over 450 U.S. teachers from 49 states and the District of Columbia have participated in the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program. 
  • Each cohort of TGC fellows reach more than 10,000 students in their home communities.
  • Nearly 90% of alumni report that their classroom has more opportunities for global learning as a result of the program.

Goals

  • Enhance teachers’ expertise in adapting teaching methods, lesson planning, and instructional technology to internationalize the U.S. classroom.
  • Support U.S. teachers to develop the leadership and professional skills to ensure that their students are knowledgeable about the world and prepared for careers in an increasingly competitive global economy.
  • Prepare U.S. students to work and collaborate in multiple cultural contexts and to be more aware of other countries around the world through interaction with teachers and students globally.
  • Develop mutual understanding and lasting relationships by sharing best educational practices between teachers and students in the U.S. and abroad.
I can’t say enough about how transformative this experience has been for me personally and professionally. I came back with my teacher batteries charged and ready to explore new ways of integrating global education issues into my classes. Mario Perez, a 2015 TGC alumnus

Project Activities

  • Global education online course: Fulbright TGC fellows complete a rigorous, semester-long online course focused on best practices in global education.
  • Global symposium: Fulbright TGC fellows gather in Washington, DC, for an in-person professional development workshop to build networks, collaborate, and develop strategies to enhance world learning.
  • International field experience: Fulbright TGC fellows travel abroad for two to three weeks to experience another country’s culture and education system and promote mutual understanding.
  • Capstone project: Fulbright TGC fellows create a global education guide that serves as a resource for their local community to build global awareness and mutual understanding.
  • Alumni support: Fulbright TGC alumni may apply for grants and participate in global education networks to enhance and sustain their engagement.

Program timeline

Online global education course in the fall, global education symposium in the winter, international field experience in the spring and early summer, global education guide in the summer

Contact

E-mail: fulbrighttgc@irex.org

 

 

This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by IREX.