Center for International Education

Trip to Primorsky Krai:

Please follow our blog and YouTube companion site during the U.S. teachers' trip to Primorsky Krai in May. Included is our USRTPD Teacher-As-Researcher Conference that is scheduled for May 14, 2011, to be held in Vladivostok and portions discussed on our blog and videos posted on our YouTube companion site.

Program description: 

Funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this exchange program provides opportunities for Russian and U.S. secondary school teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Math, Sciences, and Technology to learn from one another, compare best teaching practices, and foster inter-cultural communication and excellence in the classroom through sharing of ideas and expertise. Russian participants attend U.S.-based professional development seminars, experience practical classroom-learning opportunities, as well as prepare to conduct post-program professional development workshops for colleagues in Russia. U.S. participants make a two-week reciprocal visit to Russia, where they collaborate on joint projects to build on the professional experiences established during the U.S.-based program. The program theme is "teacher leaders think systematically about their practice and learn from experience."

Photostory of Trip to Primorsky Krai for Pre-Departure Orientation:

Program Mission Statement:

Positively impact teachers, students, schools, and communities through intercultural exchange and reflection.

Program Objectives:

  • Explore research-based practices, teaching, and leadership strategies in English as a Foreign Language, Math, Science, and Technology.
  • Examine a variety of instructional strategies, need for and use of assessments, and the complexities of multicultural perspectives to support effective classroom teaching and leadership.
  • Investigate a variety of technologies and ways to use them to meet the needs of learners and ability to be teacher leaders.
  • Provide opportunities to interact with educational professionals from another culture to develop their capacity as leaders through mutual inquiry that supports exchanging ideas, developing a deeper understanding of another culture, exploring new pedagogies, and expanding professional networks to an international level.

The application deadline is April 15, 2010.

We encourage you to explore the links on the left to learn more about our program.