May 30, 2017
Volume 5, Number 8
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In This Issue

  • Concord Teacher Headed to Peru
  • 4th Annual GLSI
  • Portuguese Summer Program
  • One City Email List
  • CIEE Global Navigator Scholarships
  • Summer Teacher Workshop
  • Quick Notes

Student Global Learning Opportunities

Go Global Language Camp
July 10-28

Seattle Language and Culture Institute
July 24 - August 7

For a list of student travel opportunities, click here.

Teacher Travel Opportunities

For a list of funded teacher travel opportunities, click here.


Global Talk Archives



Please subscribe to Global Talk to receive updates on travel opportunities for students and teachers. Many of the programs are fully funded!

The Global Talk e-newsletter is sent out monthly during the school year. You can also find up-to-date information about travel opportunities on the CSIHS Global Programs web page.

Concord International Teacher Headed to Peru this Summer

Congratulations are in order for Concord International music teacher Jessica Staire. She will be headed to Peru this summer for six weeks with a Fulbright-Hays Program. The goal of the project is to enhance educators’ Spanish language competence and to develop intercultural competence and knowledge of Latin American culture. Staire will learn about the history, culture, art and architecture, indigenous peoples, agriculture, biodiversity of rural Peru, and modern Peru’s economy and society.

The project has the added purpose of helping teachers create curriculum units for use in their classrooms and schools and to disseminate widely. Staire also teaches music at Roxhill and Sanislo. Learn more about her upcoming trip by watching this short video from Seattle Public Schools.

4th Annual Global Leadership Summer Institute - Register Now!

The Global Leadership Summer Institute (GLSI) for K-12 teachers provides teachers of all disciplines with highly effective pedagogical approaches for creating a climate of mutual respect and shared ownership in which students become empowered and accountable leaders who are engaged in their own learning, and the learning of others, inside and outside the classroom.
Teachers are encouraged to apply with their colleagues in teacher teams. The institute is interactive with time for individual reflection, application of new skills, small team break-outs for academic specialties, and collaborative larger group sessions. Participants will leave the week fired up for the new school year with sample class policies, proven strategies and teacher-tested techniques. 

Scholarships are available for teachers in SPS international schools. Click here to register if you teach in an international school. For questions about scholarships for international school teachers, contact Michele Aoki: 

Summer Portuguese Program for High School Spanish Speakers

The UW STARTALK Student Program, “Portuguese through STEM and Project-Based Learning,” aims to enroll 20 high school and college (High School students will be given priority) Portuguese and Spanish heritage language students in a four-week intensive Portuguese language program meeting six hours a day for a total of 120 instructional hours plus 20 hours for the online component preceding the face-to-face program.
To register for the STARTALK Portuguese program, click here

New Email List for Global Events

Want to stay up-to-date between issues of Global Talk on exciting global events taking place in Seattle? One City Project has a new Community Events email list that launched this month. One City Project works to support the development of bilingual teachers and education opportunities to help our education system reflect the cultures and communities of the Puget Sound. To see the events calendar and to subscribe to the weekly email, click here

Five Students Earn Global Navigator Scholarships for Summer Travel

Five Chief Sealth International students won a total of $15,670 in summer study abroad scholarships from the CIEE Global Navigator Scholarship Program. They will be traveling to Germany, France, China, and Japan this summer for four weeks. 

For the Global Navigator Scholarship Program’s third year, CIEE collaborated with 82 high schools across 15 states – California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, Washington DC, and Wisconsin.  Nearly 1000 students received 2017 Global Navigator Scholarships. 

While Chief Sealth International is currently the only Global Navigator school in Seattle, students from any high school can apply for the scholarships. Summer 2018 program applications will go live this July. 

Summer Workshop for Teachers

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for West European Studies, and the Center for Global Studies, are pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Workshop, "Coming to Terms with the Authoritarian Past in Europe and Russia" taking place Wednesday, Aug. 9. To learn more and register, please visit the workshop site.
This 2017 Master Teacher Workshop will cover issues of 20th century regime transition. Participants will consider how legacies of past authoritarianism affect modern Europe and Russia today.
The registration fee is $35. The workshop includes clock hours, parking, teaching materials and lunch. Preference is given to full-time teachers.

Quick Notes

  • McDonald won a $10,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to support Japanese Immersion.
  • Don't forget to register for summer language camps. Links to the Go Global Language Camp and the Seattle Language and Culture Institute can be found in the sidebar.
  • It's not too late to host a student from Mexico or Iraq for 2 weeks this summer. See the World Affairs Council website for more info. 
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