GUWAHATI, March 25 � The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced its 2015 International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) for full-time school teachers (grades VI to XII) teaching English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Special Education at schools in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal. The competition is open only to teachers from the above States only.
This US government-sponsored programme provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States.
The US-based academic programme will include semester-long non-degree, non-credit academic programme at a US university, including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and teaching strategies.
As part of the academic programme, participants will work in groups to develop a unique teacher professional development module. Participants will also audit two courses in the host university�s School or Department of Education and participate in a field experience in a US secondary school near the host university. Cultural enrichment, mentoring and support will be provided throughout the programme.
The ILEP will commence in January 2016 and conclude in May 2016. Selected teachers will receive round-trip transportation, lodging and boarding and applicable allowances and will travel on J1 visas.
Application deadline for Indian candidates is April 15, 2015, stated a press release issued by the Kolkata-based American Centre.
Interested applicants can obtain details, including application materials from USIEF Regional Office in Kolkata or USIEF website.