Turkish Cultural Foundation Teacher Seminar

20100327 Turkish Cultural Foundation New ImageCIR will host a seminar/ workshop for invited humanities teachers, funded by a grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation and administered by the World Affairs Council of America.

The workshop will include a historical review from the Ottoman Empire to modern Turkey and current issues in the Republic. Also, the workshop will address pedagogy and developing curriculum. CIR volunteers, using authentic recipes, are providing lunch.

From the seminar attendees, applications will be taken and four teachers will be selected for an 11 day Study Tour Of Turkey during the 2010 Summer. The four teachers from area schools will join about 25 other teachers from other world affairs councils around the country. The study tour of Turkey has been valued at $5000 per teacher and includes four and five star accommodations, all meals, all entrance fees to museums and cultural events and round trip air fare from Chicago to Istanbul. The study tour of Turkey is organized by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

Teachers are responsible for paying a $600 fee to the Turkish Cultural Foundation and round trip airfare from Albuquerque to Chicago. We would appreciate any CIR members who can donate frequent flier miles to help the teachers off-set their travel costs. Please contact Susan with your donation at 982-4931.

At CIR, we think this project is well worth the effort to give our local teachers a first hand view of a country and culture with a fascinating history. The teachers, students and our community all benefit from this type of international activity.