Country:  Jordan
City: Amman

Jordan is well known for its historical and archaeological sites. Amman, Jordan’s capital, is a lively, busy city. This rapidly expanding city offers visitors many options for entertainment and cultural enrichment. There are always concerts to attend, theatrical performances to enjoy, and exhibits to visit. Overall, the people in Amman are quite friendly, and it is a relatively safe city. The country of Jordan remains generally calm despite turbulence in some parts of the region.

Host Institution: Queen Rania Teacher Academy

The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) is an independent nonprofit institution committed to advancing Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s vision of empowering teachers, supervisors, and principals with the skills necessary to excel in classrooms and schools. QRTA was launched in partnership with Columbia University under the patronage of Queen Rania in June 2009. QRTA aims to enhance the quality of education in Jordan and the region by bringing to the fore key challenges pertaining to teaching policies and teacher professional development.

Primary Duties

  • The Fellow will conduct teacher training for English network teachers in public schools.
  • The Fellow will prepare materials for ELT workshops and support design, training, and implementation efforts for an early-grade reading project in public schools.
  • The Fellow will support the English language team during professional development and language learning projects.

Secondary Duties

The Fellow may be asked to:

  • Deliver ELT short courses for local teachers and English Access Microscholarship (Access) teachers
  • Offer one to two professional development sessions during the annual Teacher Skills Forum

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