American Turkish Society's Education Program
|Source:||American Turkish Society|
|Program:||American Turkish Society's Education Program|
Elementary and secondary school teachers in the U.S.
The American Turkish Society's Education Program is pleased to announce the availability of Curriculum Development Grants for Fall 2014. Launched in Spring 2010, The American Turkish Society's Curriculum Development Grant Program aims to encourage the development of Turkey-related curriculum by offering funds to elementary and secondary school teachers in the U.S. to develop innovative curricula, projects, and other classroom activities about Turkey. Grants range from between $250 to $2,500 and cover the costs of classroom materials, speakers, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. The amount of each grant is determined by the project's scope, the availability of total funds, and the number of projects selected through a competitive process.¬†Preference is given to schools that do not currently have Turkey-related programs in place.
Once selected, grantees will be free to develop and teach their proposed projects without editorial input from The Society. They will, however, be required to participate in follow-up activities for evaluation purposes. All lesson plans, handout materials, and classroom activities that are developed through the Curriculum Development Grant Program must be shared with The Society, and will be made available online to other U.S. educators interested in teaching curriculum on Turkey. The most qualified curriculum development grantees will also have the opportunity to participate in exchange program trips to¬†Health and Education Foundation (SEV)¬†schools in Istanbul, Izmir or Tarsus to dialogue with teachers and students in Turkey and to attend teacher workshops in support of their curriculum development.