Literacy

New scholarship for Bangladeshi teachers announced by US embassy

The programme brings international primary and secondary teachers to the United States for a semester-long professional development program at a US host university to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States.

The Fulbright DAI programme is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization, said the US Embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 programme is Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The Fulbright DAI programme includes coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, lesson planning, and teaching strategies for the participants’ home environment, as well as the use of computers for internet, word processing, and as teaching tools.

The programme also entails a two-month internship at an American school to engage participants with U.S. teachers and students.

Trips to U.S. cultural sites and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the programme, subject to the pandemic situation.

Source: United News of Bangladesh