The Teaching Advancement Program Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT)

The summary for the The Teaching Advancement Program Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the US Mission to Georgia, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
The Teaching Advancement Program Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT): Goal of the TOT program is to enhance quality of general education through improving PSTE programs and professional capacity of in-service teachers and teacher educators. This program will be a complementary effort to existing USAID funded “Educating the Future Activity” program while also providing an additional element of exchange visit and a study tour. The TOT will seek to deliver an intensive hands-on training (both in person and webinars) for teacher educators/university faculty in curriculum development, modern teaching methods, student assessment, etc. The program will also help to explore the concept of teacher leadership, as well as the skills and dispositions necessary for this role beginning at the pre-service level. A new course in teacher leadership will be developed and introduced in close cooperation with local teacher educators. TOT will entail establishing or improving a practicum program for pre-service teachers, developing strong linkages between PSTE institutions and local schools. TOT envisages exchanges in both directions – a combination of trips to the United States – a two-week robust study tour for eight Georgian participants (pre-service and in-service teachers) and trips to Georgia of American partners, who will be engaged in active trainings on specific topics mentioned above and identified additionally in consultation with PDS and TOT participants. The study tour will bring Georgian delegation to U.S. based universities to share best practices on how pre-service teacher education is delivered, how curriculum is constructed, how partnerships are established with schools, and how quality control mechanisms are enforced. Moreover, visits to American universities are meant to raise the profile of the visiting fellows so that the effectiveness of their future contribution to their respective communities is further enhanced. TOT activities will be implemented in two universities in Georgia – one Tbilisi-based and one located in a region. TOT program objectives include the following: · Enhance professional capacity of teacher educators and provide them with practical strategies to accommodate change in their teaching practices and in the content of their programs; · Design and introduce a new course/s in instructional leadership/curriculum development. · Develop a strategy/marketing campaign to address the problem of poor student recruitment policy - PSTE programs face a challenge of attracting motivated and capable students interested in STEM (over the course of the years, the demand for the STEM teachers is rising, however the universities fail to attract students) students from rural areas, male students. · Establish models of efficient practicums in pre-service programs. · Creating a network of program alumni throughout Georgia who can later develop joint efforts to solve the problems they collectively face. Following topics/activities (the list can be further expanded) may be supported: a) Trainings/webinars/workshops on how to: · Develop a curriculum/design a new course. · Identify and address gaps in students' learning. · Help pre-service teachers transition from student to teacher. · Observe and provide constructive feedback to pre-service teaching during practicum and microteaching · Conduct analysis and assessment to improve instruction. b) Develop a mentorship program (international partners) that connects pre-service and leadership faculty with successful school leaders to learn from their experiences. c) Provide opportunities for pre-service and leadership faculty to attend conferences or other professional development opportunities (both distance learning or in person opportunities) to learn about current trends and best practices in education. d) Develop (non-financial) incentives for schools to host practicums for schools to gain recognition for their contributions. Learn from best international practices of such incentives. c) Provide training to pre-service faculty on effective practicum design and implementation
Federal Grant Title: The Teaching Advancement Program Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT)
Federal Agency Name: US Mission to Georgia (DOS-GEO)
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-GEO-23-CA-014-07172023
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.900
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 7th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: September 7th, 2023
Posted Date: July 17th, 2023
Creation Date: July 17th, 2023
Archive Date: September 16th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $200,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: July 27th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is pleased to announce an open competition for the Teaching Advancement Program “Teachers of Tomorrow” (TOT). U.S. and Georgian non-profit, non-governmental organizations and accredited higher education institutions may submit proposals to manage a 12-to-18-month program aimed at improving quality of primary and secondary education through improved pre-service teacher preparation and professional capacity building of in-service teachers and teacher educators/university faculty. Interested applicants should submit application package to [email protected] by September 7, 2023, 18:00. Please, note the funding opportunity title – TOT Program 2023 – in the subject line of the e-mail.
Grant Announcement Contact
US Embassy Tbilisi Grants Team
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