If you are a teacher in a rural area, apply now to support your professional and personal development in the field of global competency and world languages.

The Rural Trust’s Global Teacher Fellowship awards grants up to $5,000 for individual teachers and $10,000 for a team of two or more teachers, supporting their participation in self-designed summer learning experiences and a two-day place-based learning institute in the fall following their summer experience.

This fellowship is a stand-alone grant not meant to supplement other grant funds for larger projects.

Teachers are encouraged to center their learning in an international travel and study experience, out of which they develop interdisciplinary, place-based learning curricula aligned with their specific state and local content standards.

Any K–12 teacher working full-time and teaching at least 60 percent of that time in a public, rural community classroom can apply for the fellowship. Counselors, media specialists and other school personnel working or teaching in a public, rural school setting at least 60 percent of their paid work time also may apply. Each applicant much have four years teaching experience by the fellowship start date.

The application deadline is Feb. 12.

For more information, contact Alfonso De Torres Núñez, KDE world languages consultant at (502) 564-2106, ext. 4134, or via e-mail at alfonso.detorresnunez@education.ky.gov