Muslim American Identities: A 2017 NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers July 9-28

What does it mean to be Muslim & American?

You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American identity, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom.

 

APPLICATION DUE: March 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION: March 31, 2017

STIPEND: $2,700

Want to know more? Check it out here: https://goo.gl/uph4mD

Or email the Director: ecurtis4@iupui.edu

QFI Teacher Fellowships – Now Accepting Applications

Qatar Foundation International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Teacher Fellowship Program for current or prospective K-12 teachers to become certified in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.

This program provides to $25,000 toward tuition and fees for programs that will lead to licensure or certification to teach Arabic in U.S. public or public charter schools.

Detailed information on the program and application instructions can be found at: http://qfi.org/programs/arabic-language-and-culture/teacher-fellowships/.

For any questions please contact arabic@qfi.org.

Summer Programs For High School Students

Travel abroad to the Middle East this summer!

Offered through the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, this 3-week immersion program offers high school students a chance to:

 

  • Expand your understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.
  • Visit natural, historical, and cultural landmarks throughout Jordan.
  • Develop writing, research, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in college.
  • Earn a Columbia University Statement of Attendance and written evaluations from Columbia-affiliated teachers.

This program combines substantive reading and coursework with firsthand experience in an Arab country. Students will live and study at King’s Academy in Manja, Jordan, and travel extensively throughout Jordan with a variety of local guides and organizations. Participants emerge with a working knowledge of the history and cultures of the modern Arab world, phrases in conversational Arabic, valuable skills applicable in any academic context, and unforgettable experiences of life in Jordan.

Application Deadline: March 9, 2016

The $80 application fee is waived for students who apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on February 3, 2016.

 

Click here for more information and to apply.