Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education

To: All LATTICE members and friends
Date: June 11, 2012


Subject: LATTICE Newsletter # 524

Newsletter highlights:

  1. LATTICE Summer Planning Event 2012 (June 13)
  2. Fulbright Teacher Programs
  3. Language Summer Camps for Kids at MSU
  4. Opportunities for teachers
  5. Opportunities for students
  6. Resources


1. LATTICE Summer Planning Event 2012 (June 13)

Come and share your creativity and thoughts to help mold an outline for the coming year!  You are cordially invited to the summer planning event and potluck lunch at Karen Klein's home on Wednesday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 1940 Wilder Court, Haslett.  If you are able to join us, please email Karen at and she will send you directions and further details. 

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2. Fulbright Teacher Programs

International Exchange Opportunities for U.S. Classroom Teachers

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  offers grants for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers to participate in international exchanges during 2013-2014 academic year through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program <>
(FCTE) and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching <>
(DA). Exchanges begin in August 2013 for one semester or an academic year.

By living, teaching or conducting research overseas, teachers gain new skills, learn new teaching methodologies and share best practices with international colleagues. They also expand their understanding of national cultures and international education systems that will enrich their schools
and communities with new global perspectives. For the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program, teachers may apply for direct exchanges of teaching positions with colleagues from one of six countries (Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico and United Kingdom). Teachers may apply for the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching for one of eight countries (Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and United Kingdom).

Teachers must have at least five years of experience, a B.A. degree and be currently employed in a full-time teaching position at a U.S. primary or secondary school. Visit the program website at<
3/270/0/S/0/0/clmd.html> for eligibility, application information and country-specific requirements.

Application deadlines are October 15, 2012 (Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program), and December 15, 2012 (Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching).

Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Erin Watari
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005<>



3. Language Summer Camps for Kids at MSU

The Community Language School at MSU is offering language camps for kids this summer in Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Early registration is open through May 25.

Our programs introduce children to different languages and cultures by providing a fun learning environment that focuses on games, songs, and other playful interactions. Different activity types are alternated with games and hands-on as well as visually activated learning. In our lessons, we try to connect the new knowledge with the community by utilizing, for example, the animals in the historical museum on campus or the dairy store. No previous knowledge is required and children of higher levels can be accommodated. Programs are open to children ages 7-12. Multiple-child/program discounts are available for all programs (25%). All camps will take place on MSU's campus.

Enrollment options: 9 am - 4 pm (lunch provided by parents) or 9 am - 12 pm.
Early registration discount (full payment due by May 25, 2012):
- $240 for all-day camps (sack lunch provided by parents)
- $105 for half-days
Post May 25 registration rates:
- $260 for all-day camps (sack lunch provided by parents)
- $115 for half-days

ESL: Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 9 am - 4 pm
Chinese: Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
German: Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
Italian: Monday-Friday, July 9-13, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
Japanese: Monday-Thursday, July 16-19, 8:30 am - 5 pm (morning-only option available)
Arabic: Monday-Friday, July 23-27, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
French: Monday-Friday, July 30 - August 3, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
Hindi: Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)
Spanish: Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 9 am - 4 pm (morning-only option available)

Please enroll online at

Feel free to share this information with other interested families.


Angelika Kraemer, Ph.D.
Director, Community Language School
Co-Curricular/Outreach Coordinator, Center for Language Teaching Advancement
Michigan State University
Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Road, A-605
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
Tel: 517-884-1511
Fax: 517-432-6772



4. Opportunities for Teachers

a) AANM Educator Workshop

Dear Educators,

I would like to invite you to a great opportunity this summer at the AANM. We will be having a free three-day workshop for educators on Arab American Culture that provides an SB-CEU for Michigan-based teachers. We also have funding to help out of state and out of town teachers come to Dearborn for the weekend. For more information or to sign up contact David Serio at or 313-624-0239. Please help spread the word about this great opportunity
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Lindsay Robillard
Arab American National Museum
Direct: (313)-624-0210
Fax: (313)-582-1086


b) World History Initiative: Teaching Globally (Era 8, 1950-present)

"Images of an Accelerated Century"
U-M School of Education
610 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor
NEW DATES:Mon, Aug 20-Wed, Aug 22; 8:45 am-4 pm

Registration deadline: Aug 6

A professional development workshop for high school world history and geography teachers designed to help develop curricula for their classrooms based on Michigan's content expectations. Specific cases from around the world will be used to explore ways teachers can structure instruction of Era 8 comparatively and connectively across world regions.
For more information: contact or visit

Sponsors: Several II units, U-M School of Education, Eisenberg Institute Global Dimensions Project

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments:

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5. Opportunities for Students

a) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

MSU Colleagues,

Astonishingly, in a few days the US/ED Title VI Office will announce a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition for graduate student research abroad  for the current year, FY 2012 year.  Because federal FY2012 funds must be committed or expended by September 30, 2012, there will be a quick deadline, probably 30 days from a formal announcement later this week!!   I write this supplemental message because students who wish to submit MUST begin assembling proposals quickly.

As Prof. Bresnahan's message below indicates, student applicants will have only about 25 days from the announcement (perhaps this week) to complete their application This means an MSU deadline of circa June 15 because  all MSU proposals must be submitted by Prof. Bresnahan to US/ED as a batch and each requires a budget. Therefore, MSU Contracts and Grants will need to review and approve, which will require several days.

We are delighted that US/ED is not cancelling this program as had been rumored, but the unexpected schedule and short timeline will be a challenge.

Who is eligible?: MSU graduate students in good standing who:
a) plan to conduct research abroad not later than 2013,
b) are US citizens or permanent residents,
c) are enrolled in ?doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies," (including most social science, arts & letters, education, and professional PhD programs if they include area studies and language training),
d) plan 6-12 months of research in a foreign country (excluding Western Europe) and devote full-time to research, not engaging in any gainful employment during the fellowship period,
e) plan a teaching career in the United States upon graduation, and
f) "possess adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project."  Usually, advanced language competence is expected of applicants, and we have discouraged those with only one year instruction in a language from applying.
g) have not already received another Fulbright Award, e.g. the IIE Fulbright Awards which several MSU students have won this year.
(See detailed eligibility rules at

What material will students need to apply?  We do not know for certain since the announcement has not been issued; however, from requirements in previous years, it is highly likely you will need:
1) Completed application form
2) Narrative DDRA proposal: 10 pages, dbl space, 1" margins, 12 pt TNRoman font
3) Personal statement
4) At least two letters of reference from your advisors
5) Evaluation of your language competence by a linguist in that language
6) If at all possible, letters from the foreign university or research institute welcoming you and your research or indicating affiliation is possible.

Prof. Bresnahan will have an official announcement to us all as soon as he hears from US/ED, and all applications by MSU students must be submitted to him.

Stay tuned and, if you are a potential applicant, see the DDRA Brochure at and the FAQ on application at

Phone or email Prof. Bresnahan <> or myself if you have questions.



Dave Wiley

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David Wiley, Professor
Department of Sociology, 509 East Circle Drive, Berkey Hall 316
Phone: Soc: 517-355-7632/ H:332-0333/ Fax 432-2856
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  48824-1111
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b) The African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE)

The African Journal of Teacher Education (AJOTE) is accepting paper submissions for the Fall 2012 issue.  Submission deadline is July 15, 2012.

Adult Education and Literacy
Comparative Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary);
Special Education;
Education Leadership and Policy
Education Psychology;
Guidance and Counseling;
Educational Technology;
Vocational Education;
Other Related Fields May Be Considered


Best Teaching Practices and Collaboration Strategie
Curriculum Theory and Design Development and Critique;
Post-structural or Postmodern Education Critiques;
Indigenous or  Alternative Education Models;
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Education in Africa;
Poverty Alleviation Strategies via Teacher Education in Africa;
Policy and Implementation Analysis of Local, National (NPE), or
International Education Institutions or Programs;
Equity, Cultural Diversity, or Inclusion Issues in African Education;
Gender Issues in African Education;
Evaluation and Critique of Teacher Training Curriculum;
Global Teacher Education Initiatives in Africa;
Sustainable Development and Education Strategies in Africa;
Legislative Support for Quality Teacher Education;
Impact of Global Economic Crisis on African Educational Development;
Democracy and Development Education in Africa;
Education's Role in Community Development Practices;
Higher Education in Africa - Teacher Education Preparation;
Additional Topics May Be Considered

All articles and papers must be original research material not published nor currently under review by other journals; and pass through an external peer-review process. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. For further information, please review the "Guidelines" at
Prospective authors should submit their Manuscript(s) electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) through the AJOTE Website at
Please include a cover sheet containing corresponding Author(s) name, paper title, affiliation, phone, email address, fax number, and abstract.

Thank you for the continuing interest in our work, Jamaine Abidogun Editor-in-Chief Missouri State University<>



6. Resources

Dear LATTICE friends,

This morning was my first time to meet with students taking my one month course (in English) about anthropology research methods. After I presented my name, I told them about this LATTICE custom: that one's name is a cultural capsule filled with meanings. Then each person followed my example. Here is a photo for the last group who filled the white board, for your interest.

 -- Guven Witteveen, LATTICE 2001-2002



End of LATTICE Newsletter # 524

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Karen & Damaris

LATTICE Session Director
Karen Klein

LATTICE Graduate Assistant
Damaris Mayienga

(Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education)
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