Opportunity: Transatlantic Educators Dialogue

Participants wanted for FREE ONLINE Transatlantic Educators Dialogue program at the University of Illinois, USA

TED has connected more than 500 teachers across the Atlantic since it was first launched in 2010! 


Deadline for applications: January 15, 2020. Register here soon!

There is no application or participation fee for TED. There is no cost to participate. TED is FREE!

Dear Teachers and School Administrators,

Are you interested in talking to other teachers about educational issues beyond classroom management? Do you get excited about topics such as immigration, youth culture, notions of the “other” in national identity formation, and education in rural vs. urban contexts? Are you curious about the differences in education between European countries and the USA? If so, we invite you to join a 11-week online program: “Transatlantic Educators Dialogue, 2020”.

This project is coordinated by the European Union Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are recruiting teachers in the US and the EU to come together once a week (Sundays 5:00-6:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time, 1-2:30 pm EST) in online sessions to explore a variety of educational topics as they relate to issues of identity and difference. Participants will meet simultaneously online using the Blackboard Collaborate application; in addition, prior to each session, participants should access an online course website to read materials and post responses related to the week’s topic. 

The “Transatlantic Educators Dialogue” (TED) program will begin on February 16, 2020 and will conclude on May 3, 2020. Online sessions are 90 minutes. Weekly attendance is expected and helpful as discussion sessions will be more productive when a variety of perspectives are shared.

Teachers enrolled in the program will receive a Certificate of Completion from the European Union Center at the University of Illinois. 

U.S. Participants: Up to 30 non-credit Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Illinois teachers and up to 3.0 non-credit Continuing Education Units (CEU) for 30 contact hours for non-Illinois teachers are available.

Please apply online at TED website or by clicking here by January 15, 2020. 

Please contact Jeremie Smith (TED Coordinator) at jeremiesmith77@gmail.com if you have questions about the program. Diversity of geographic location and type of school will be considered in the review of applications.