Media Literacy Grant

For current secondary-level, full-time teachers

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6 Weeks

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Annual Competition

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English language proficiency

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Three or more years of teaching experience

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Application Deadline - March 31

Profile

Humanities, oral and written English language proficiency (TOEFL)

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The program supports current secondary-level, full-time teachers of: English, English as a Foreign Language, Bulgarian and other foreign languages, social studies, history,  media studies,communications, journalism, global studies, psychology, ethics, philosophy. The candidates demonstrated interest in the field of modern media in 21-st century, willing to support their pupils and colleagues

Програмата е предназначена за професионални учители в среден и гимназиален курс (ученици от 12 до 18 години) в следните дисциплини: aнглийски език, български и чужди езици, социални науки, история, медийни науки/журналистика, психология, обществени науки, етика, философия. Кандидатите трябва да проявяват интерес към модерните медии и медийната среда през 21-ви век и да имат желание да работят за повишаване нивото на медийна грамотност на своите ученици и колеги.

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Language Skills

A valid TOEFL scores are required

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Demonstrated oral and written English language proficiency; TOEFL score is a requirement. Submitting test scores before the deadline – March 15 is an advantage, but it is not obligatory. Other English laguage ceritficates are also acceptable. The nominees who have demonstrated their language skills with another certificate will be provided with TOEFL vouchers for taking the test.

Добро владеене на английски език; изисква се резултат от тест TOEFL. Представяне на резултатите от теста преди крайния срок 15 март е предимство, но не е задължително. Приемат се документи и с други сертификати за владеене на английски език. На номинираните кандидати, които са удостоверили езикови умения с друг сертификат, ще бъдат предоставени ваучери за полагане на тест TOEFL.

Program Provisions

Round-trip airfare, housing and meals

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Housing, meals, daily allowance, Welcome Orientation and End-of-Program Workshop in Washington DC, professional and cultural enrichment, J-1 visa support, round-trip airfare, medical insurance
Настаняване, храна, дневни разходи, откриващ и закриващ семинар във Вашингтон, програма за професионално и културно обогатяване, виза J-1, двупосочен билет до САЩ, здравна застраховка

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement (Fulbright TEA) Program
Media Literacy Cohorts

The grantees take academic seminars at a host university, work in team with their coleagues from other countries and participate in observation and practicum in U.S. secondary schools. The focus is on media literacy, recognizing bias/propaganda, stereotypes, and misinformation; strategies for improving students’ and coleagues critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. The program ends with creating an action-plan on improving media literacy.

Стипендиантите имат академични лекции в приемащ американски университет, работят в екип с колегите си от други страни и участват в наблюдение и практика в местни средни училища. Темите могат да включват: разпознаване на пристрастие и пропаганда, стереотипи и дезинформация, стратегии за повишаване нивото на критично мислене, аналитичните и комуникационни способности на ученици и колеги. Семинарът завършва с план за действие за подобряване на медийната грамотност.

Program Dates: 6 weeks during Spring and Fall 2023 Spring: February-March, 2023 Fall: September-October, 2023

Deadline for submitting applications: March 31, 2022

why should
you apply?

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You get funding for you tuition

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Qualification opportunity from an elite university in the USA

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Educational and Cultural Exchange

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Networking opportunities with top experts in your area of expertise

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Develop an awareness and critical thinking skills

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