Applications Available for Toyota Teacher Program

March 09, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ Junior high and high school teachers from across West Virginia are invited to apply for the Toyota International Teacher Program to the Galapagos Islands. Applications are now available to participate in the 10-day study tour.  

Eligible applicants must teach full time in grades seven through 12 and must have at least three years experience. Twenty U.S. teachers from all disciplines will be selected to participate.  

The fully funded program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., seeks to expand global perspectives of all educators and their students.  

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for any teacher and I encourage teachers from around the state to apply for this learning experience,” said state Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine. “This is the type of global awareness that is essential to 21st century learning.”  

The deadline for applications is April 23, 2007. Interested educators can apply online at Program brochures may be requested by visiting the Toyota International Teacher Program Web site or by calling the Institute of International Education at 1-877-832-2457.

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