E-TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - ENGLISH TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM
E-TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - ENGLISH TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM - DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2011
Here is another great opportunity to our English teachers! Could you please help us spread the word about it? We would love to have qualified participants from the State Secretariat of Education in São Paulo.
Below is a description of the program (some other details in the attached form E-teacher_Application_Form_2011.doc (41 kB) ), as well as the general requirements to participate.
The "E-Teacher" Scholarship Program is designed to improve the quality of English language teaching throughout the world. Participants are English teaching professionals who receive instruction in the most recent English language teaching methods and techniques, while also being introduced to American educational values. Participants use innovative distance learning technology to interact with U.S. experts.
Recruitment: Candidates for "E-Teacher" scholarships should be teacher trainers or teachers who are working, or
plan to work, with one of the seven subjects covered by the courses. They should be highly motivated individuals who are dedicated both to their own professional development and to sharing the knowledge gained with colleagues through workshops or professional presentations. In addition, candidates should meet the following criteria:
English language skills:
--ability to do academic work at a U.S. university (an advanced level of reading and writing, roughly equivalent to
a minimum TOEFL score of 550);
--general understanding of technical terms in English relating to computers and the Internet;
--good command of the necessary vocabulary for each of the five topics.
--regular access to e-mail and the Internet;
--ability to navigate in Windows and create a Word document;
--basic familiarity with the Internet and web browsers;
--ability to type in English well enough to perform on-line tasks in real-time and to submit written assignments in a
Course materials will include, but are not limited to, the following:
--downloadable or posted syllabi, assignments, and course readings;
--asynchronous and some synchronous contact between instructor and participants, between other experts and
participants, and among participants;
--lectures via real-time, text, or audio-enhanced text;
--use of a bulletin board to post notes, assignments, feedback, etc.;
--information on additional web-based resources.
All materials will emphasize a learner-centered approach and will be in English.
Other important aspects are:
- all courses will include an evaluation component;
- participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate.
It is important to emphasize that these are online courses and we would like to have candidates who are committed to working through that system. They should also be willing to disseminate what they have learned after finishing the course, so that we have a multiplying effect with the program. It is also important to have 12-13 hours per week to dedicate, as there will be different assignments to be developed during the module (take a look at the website to check details on dates and duration).
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Helmara F. Real de Moraes
Regional English Language Specialist
U.S. Consulate General
São Paulo - Brasil