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Teacher Preperation For The Global Age

Teacher Preparation for the Global Age

The Longview Foundation Releases Report on Internationalizing Pre-service Teacher Education.

Program Guidelines

Funding Eligibility

The Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding Foundation supports the following types of education activities: State Coalitions for International Education, Internationalizing Teacher Preparation, and Innovations in International Education; We only fund organizations that have received non-profit determinations from the IRS; The Longview Foundation is deeply interested in supporting activities that have other sources of funding and can demonstrate sustainability beyond the grant period

What the Longview Foundation does NOT fund:

Projects that reach small numbers of students and teachers

Individual PK-12 schools

International travel

Projects outside the United States

Projects work linked to a specific country

Overhead/indirect costs about 10%

Individuals

For-profit entities

 

Budget Amounts and Restrictions

The foundation is interested in supporting activities that have other sources of funding and can demonstrate sustainability beyond the grant period.

Most grants will be between $15,000 and $25,000.  Given the current economic climate, the Longview Foundation expects to make fewer grants at the top of this range in 2014.

As a small foundation, the Longview Foundation must focus its resources in order to have impact.  In 2014, the foundation will focus on the following strategies:

 

A. State Coalitions for International Education

Since 2003, the Longview Foundation has supported state level activities designed to stimulate state policy and program initiatives by engaging high-level business leaders, policymakers, and the public in activities that assess the state's relationship to other parts of the world, examine the implications for education policy, and implement appropriate reforms.

The following kinds of grants will be available by invitation only to State and Local Partnerships:

The priority for grant-making in 2014 will focus on states utilizing the Mapping the Nation resource released in November 2013.  States who integrate this resource into professional development and policy implementation activities will be given priority in grant decisions.  In addition, state efforts may include partnerships that develop curriculum or resources to: integrate international content into teacher education, infuse knowledge and skills into revised standards, and infuse international content into assessments that align to the Common Core.

 

B. Internationalizing Teacher Preparation

The foundation will support efforts to expand teachers' global knowledge and skills.  Preference will be given to those teacher preparation institutions that are connected to state or citywide systemic effort in order to have a great impact and to those using online courses for pre-service education or professional development.

Proposed projects are reviewed with particular attention to:

Partnerships and collaborative activities between institutions to further ensure impact and sustainability

The integration of global dimensions into pre-service teacher education, both in pre-service teachers' acquisition of pedagogy and subject matter, and in thier development of intercultural skills

The number of teacher preparation candidates reached

Plans to assess the impact of strategies on future teachers' ability to integrate global knowledge and skills into their teaching practice

The level of leadership and financial support for continuation of activities beyond the grant period to assure sustainability

Participation of both the College of Education and the College Arts and Sciences

Clear commitments to work with the relevant state education agency and/or local school districts to further the impact and sustainability of the initiative

Dissemination plans to encourage replication at other institutions. 

Availability of findings to the broader global education field

Please see below for information about submitting a funding inquiry for this grant category.

Grant Range: $15,000 (for single institution grants) - $30,000 (for multi-institution grants)

C. Innovations in International Education

This program supports strategic, field-building activities that help address gaps in knowledge or capacity.  Projects will also be reviewed for their potential to have a broad impact and remain sustainable beyond the grant period.  The foundation in particularly interested in the following areas:

Promoting integration of international content into professional development, resource development and assessment within the implementation of the Common Core Standards

Bringing international knowledge and skills to out-of-school time programming

Bringing international knowledge and skills to career and technical education in agriculture, business, manufacturing, and STEM

Including international children's literature in literacy building initiatives

Please see below for information about submitting a funding inquiry for this grant category.

Grant Range: $15,000 - $25,000

 

Inquiry and Proposal Deadlines

Spring  

Spring Grant Timeline

 

Funding Inquiry

Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal

Proposal Submission

Board Proposal Review

Longview Decision

Internationalizing Teacher Preparation & Innovations Categories

January 23

February 13

March 13

March/April

30 April

State Network

State network proposals are by invitation only – inquiries are not required

March 13

March/April

30 April

 

Fall 

Fall Grant Timeline

 

Funding Inquiry

Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal

Proposal Submission

Board Proposal Review

Longview Decision

Internationalizing Teacher Preparation & Innovations Categories

June 5

July 9

August 12

September/October

14 November

State Network

State network proposals are by invitation only – inquiries are not required

August 12

September/October

14 November

Click here to download the Funding Inquiry form.

To submit your application, or to request more information, please contact globaled@longviewfdn.org.