The Teacher Forum on Internationalizing the K-12 Classroom is a competition and conference that celebrates educators, school leaders, and pre-service teachers who engage students in global awareness, inspire cross-cultural competence, and prepare students for the 21st century. This event promotes the sharing of exceptional practices in international teaching and learning, recognizes educators and innovative schools, and provides professional development.
Enter a lesson or project in the International Education Competition and demonstrate how you engage your students in international education. Individual educators or a two of team educators can submit a lesson, unit, or project to enter the competition. The project or lesson should focus on one or more of the following items: building understanding and awareness of other cultures, analyzing multiple perspectives, communicating effectively across diverse groups, or taking action on an international or global issue. Teams consisting of an in-service and a student teacher are particularly encouraged to attend.
If you would still like to be a part of the Teacher Forum but do not want to enter the competition, participate in a number of workshops that focus on internationalizing the K-12 classroom, led by University of Pittsburgh faculty as well as highly qualified teachers from the region.
Three educators or educator teams will be awarded grand prizes of $500 in the International Education Competition. Come to support your colleagues and learn from the exceptional work they do in the classroom!
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Ayers, Outreach Coordinator.