Sara Wade

Fulbrighter to India

Program year: 2012-2013

I went to India to develop a transition curriculum for students who are moving from India to the Chicago Public Schools.  My two children and I lived in Trivandrum, Kerala, and I was based at the University of Kerala.

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Michelle Rath

Fulbrighter to Israel

Program year: 2012-2013

My Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in Israel focused on understanding how high school counselors functioned in Israel and their role in school crisis management.  Along with my advisor at Tel Aviv University, we identified school counselors throughout the country to interview and visit in an effort to gain insight into what school counselors did in their school environments.

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Mary Quiroz

Fulbrighter to Argentina

Program year: 2012-2013

“How was it?” was the first question I heard from my colleagues as I returned to school after having spent three months in Argentina. Thanks to the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant, I was granted the opportunity to conduct research, attend university classes and host professional development in the area of my expertise with a country that agreed to collaborate. My short answer was “amazing.” My long answer was something more like this...

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Karen Lee

Fulbrighter to Finland

Program year: 2012-2013

I often struggle to talk about my time in Finland. It was too transformative of a time to be answered in a simple response to the question of “how was Finland?”  The 7 months I spent there were challenging both personally and professionally.

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Janet English

Fulbrighter to Finland

Program year: 2012-2013

My Fulbright experience challenged my perspective of what it means to be a global citizen and what it means to be a teacher.

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Craig Divis

Fulbrighter to South Africa

Program year: 2011-2012

While in South Africa, I attended university courses, visited historical sites around the country, visited numerous primary and secondary schools, and gave several presentations on various historical and educational topics to everyone from university students to History teachers, including even primary school students. It was a truly memorable and transformative experience, one that continues to impact me personally and professionally.

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The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It  seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by:

  • Building teachers’ and students’ global competence
  • Sharing of best educational practices internationally

Participants in this three to six month program are based at university-level schools of education. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.

 

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