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Application Open: Transatlantic Educators Dialogue

January 2, 2018

Are you interested in talking to other teachers about educational issues beyond classroom management? Do you get excited about topics such as immigration, youth culture, notions of the “other” in national identity formation, and education in rural vs. urban contexts? Are you curious about differences in education between the US and other developed (and developing) nations? If so, we invite you to join a 12-week online program“Transatlantic Educators Dialogue, 2018”.

This project is coordinated by the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are recruiting teachers in the US and Europe to come together once a week (Sundays 12noon-1:30 pm CST in the US) in online sessions to explore a variety of educational topics as they relate to issues of identity and difference. Participants will meet simultaneously online using the Blackboard Collaborate application; in addition, prior to each session, participants are expected access an online course website to read materials and post responses related to the week’s topic.

The “Transatlantic Educators Dialogue” (TED) program will begin on February 11, 2018 and will conclude on May 6, 2018. Online sessions are 90 minutes. Weekly attendance is not mandatory, but expected and helpful as discussion sessions will be more productive when a variety of perspectives are shared.

All participants enrolled in the program will receive a Certificate of Completion. Up to 30 non-credit professional development contact hours will be recognized:

Up to 30 non-credit Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Illinois teachers;

Up to 3.0 Non-credit University of Illinois Continuing Education Units (CEU) for 30 contact hours for non-Illinois teachers.

There is no application or participation fee for TED. There is no cost to participate. TED is FREE!

Please register online at TED website or by clicking here by January 26, 2018.

Please contact Jeremie Smith (TED Coordinator) at if you have questions about the program. Enrollment will be selective in order to ensure a diverse geographic participation.

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