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Learning Through International Teaching (a guided conversation). International Education Week 2010 College of Education Tom Owens, PhD Tammy Boyd, PhD. WARNING!!.

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learning through international teaching a guided conversation

Learning Through International Teaching (a guided conversation)

International Education Week 2010

College of Education

Tom Owens, PhD

Tammy Boyd, PhD

warning
WARNING!!
  • This is not an academic talk but rather one born out of passion for the subject. There may be a few citations or attributions but these are only due to habit rather than design. Furthermore, any objectivity that might creep into our chat is entirely accidental. Finally, you are expected to voice questions, challenge ideas, express opinions and think for yourself throughout our conversation.
dancing into the unknown should you be here
Dancing into the unknown(should you be here?)
  • IF
    • You have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
    • You are willing to accept the unplanned outcome of others making a much greater difference in your life.
    • You have an inner core of strength, resilience and determination that demands a challenge.
    • You want to actively pursue life’s defining moments.
  • YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!!
options for educators
Options for educators
  • There are many opportunities for teaching that we will address in a few minutes.
  • The other main area is working in development. Some of these jobs are appropriate.
    • http://www.devex.com/jobs
    • http://www.internationaljobs.org/contents.html (one-year subscription to ICEW on the web is $64)
  • But often your willingness will lead to unconventional opportunities that are uniquely suited to you.
teaching overseas in service teachers

Teaching Overseas:In-Service Teachers

International Education Week 2010

University of Central Florida

16 November 2010

peace corps
Peace Corps
  • The Peace Corps is one of the best-known ways for new and experienced teachers to work in schools overseas
  • Education volunteers work in classrooms with students, but more and more they are needed to work with in-country teachers in a teacher-training capacity
    • even those teachers with very little experience, if they are certified, are needed to work with in-country teachers
dept of defense dependent schools dept of defense education activity
Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools/Dept. of Defense Education Activity
  • The DoDEA recruits teachers and administrators for American schools that serve children of military members and Dept. of Defense civilian employees around the world
the international educator
The International Educator
  • For those individuals who are already certified teachers – especially if they have a few years teaching experience – The International Educator is one of your best resources for news and job postings in K-12 schools abroad
  • an annual subscription is $39 for online only, $49 for online and hardcopy; you can add an instant job notification push service for $29
education week
Education Week
  • although there are not many, Education Week does post a few teaching and administrative jobs overseas
placement recruitment services
Placement/Recruitment Services
  • There are several reputable international placement services with whom you may register; they also regularly attend recruitment fairs and events
  • International Schools Services (ISS)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Search Associates
  • Association of American Schools in South America
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates
fulbright exchanges
Fulbright Exchanges
  • If you are interested in a short-term exchange program, the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program (FTEP) may be right for you
    • IIE, the administrator of the Fulbright-Hays programs, has assumed responsibility for many of the exchange programs formerly administered by the United States Information Agency
teaching esl
Teaching ESL
  • any degree and a TESL certificate will get you an entry-level teaching ESL job
    • Certificate program should have a classroom component! Employers are suspicious – and rightly so – of fully online programs.
    • CELTA is the gold standard for TESL certificates, and there are licensed centers throughout the world
    • there are 15 credit hour graduate ESL certificates available here at UCF
      • ESOL Endorsement K-12 Certificate
      • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
  • a degree in education, especially a graduate degree, usually works just as well
  • this will NOT get you to Western Europe! plan to teach English in Asia, Latin America and possibly Russia/ Eastern Europe. only EU passport holders get jobs in Spain, Italy etc. – and the British accent is preferred to the American accent in those countries.
getting started
Getting Started
  • http://www.eslcafe.com
    • everyone in ESL knows this website and most employers, both K-12 and university, post job openings here
  • http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/index.asp
    • best known and respected professional organization, with a large placement program (Job Marketplace) at their annual convention
      • this year’s convention is March 16-19, 2011 in New Orleans, LA
other sites
Other Sites
  • http://www.eslemployment.com/
  • http://www.esljobsworld.com/
  • http://esljobs.biz/
  • http://www.tefl.net/esl-jobs/
  • http://www.totalesl.com/
  • http://www.marksesl.com/
  • http://www.esljobfeed.com/
  • http://www.parkenglish.com/

There may be other jobs posted at these sites that are not posted at the sites listed on the previous slide, but these web pages are less well-known and a little caution when evaluating the jobs here would not be a bad thing…

contact info
Contact Info

Tammy Boyd, Ph.D.

Asst. Professor, Higher Education and Policy Studies

Educational Research, Teaching and Leadership

College of Education

University of Central Florida

PO Box 161250

Orlando, FL 32816-1250

Office: ED 220J

Phone: 407-823-5179

Email: [email protected]

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