Superintendent Announces Toyota International Teacher Program

October 22, 2001

West Virginia State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart announced the Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is offering a professional development opportunity for U.S. high school teachers through the Toyota International Teaching Program. This year’s program will take place in Japan.  

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is offering a fully funded, two-week cultural/history study program for 50 high school teachers. Selected from the seven states where Toyota operates major facilities, teachers will have the opportunity to travel to Japan from June 20 thru July 5, 2002.  

As part of their itinerary, they will learn about the country’s culture, history and education system. Participants also will have the opportunity learn other issues such as technology and the environment.  

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for any high school teacher and I encourage teachers from around the state to apply for this learning experience,” Dr. Stewart said. “International study is an excellent avenue for teachers to expand their curriculum and enhance their teaching expertise.”  

Along with West Virginia, teachers from California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Alabama are invited to apply for this professional development opportunity.  

For more information, please contact West Virginia Department of Education International School Director Amelia Davis Courts at (304) 558-2691. On-line applications also are available at The deadline for applications is Jan. 14, 2002.

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