Teacher Leadership Program

Using a train-the-trainer model, we have created a teacher leadership program designed to build a cohort of primary and secondary school teachers across the U.S. in the social sciences, humanities, and arts who are able to provide effective professional development to their peers on topics related to the Arab world.

QFI offers this two-year leadership program in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. 

How To Participate

Applicants can apply to this program each year during the fall with the program beginning the following winter.

To learn more about the institute and access detailed application instructions, download the full program announcement below. To apply to the grant program, please visit QFI’s grants management portal at qfi.fluidreview.com.

Apply Here   Program Announcement

If you have questions regarding the program, contact leadership@qfi.org .

Participants attend a series of five fully-funded workshops held in different U.S. cities to explore themes related to the Middle East including sessions with experts in the field. They work closely with education specialists to develop effective pedagogical approaches to the content. The program will conclude with a weeklong cultural immersion tour to Qatar.

In addition to the workshops, participants take part in monthly activities in groups and with individual mentors to develop curricula and reinforce content knowledge and skills. They also develop a toolkit of teaching strategies and resources to share with other educators to help them become more effective and confident when teaching about the region.

Upon completion of the professional development workshop series, participants are provided with funding and resources to present their portfolios at two professional development workshops, at the local and national levels

Participants also have the opportunity to serve as mentors for the following year’s incoming cohort of participants.

All expenses for participants are covered.