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.