2013 -2014 Programs

Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps

STANDARDS

STEAM

“Prepare now for the solutions of tomorrow.” – Congolese Proverb

With the impacts of climate change circulating in headlines around the world, the need to find sustainable solutions to these changes is becoming ever more important for the future of the planet.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and in partnership between AMIDEAST Jordan and Global Nomads Group, Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps (TechCamps) is a nine-month STEAM virtual exchange program, whose centerpiece is an in-person 8-day technology camp in Amman, Jordan.  This program connects high school students in the United States with their peers in Jordan to answer, How do we, as youth, use technology to create solutions for climate change issues affecting our local and global communities? In collaboration, U.S. and Jordanian students will investigate local and global climate change issues and develop sustainable solutions harnessed by creativity and powered by technology. By the program’s conclusion, students will be inspired to pursue science and technology-focused higher education and careers, producing a cadre of new professionals who can interact across cultures, utilize high-order thinking skills, and creatively address practical solutions to looming environmental challenges.

Program Activities

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Program activities will take place between January 2014- September 2014.

Program Cost

Global Connections and Exchange: Youth TechCamps is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This program is offered FREE of charge in exchange for full participation of student and educators in all program activities through September 2014.

Interested in Involving Your School?

To apply: Review the educator and student profiles . Educators who meet the requirements, and who can nominate at minimum four eligible students, are encouraged to complete an application.

Are you able to participate with partner high school in close proximity? While it is not required, preference will be given to educators that can submit applications in partnership with another high school in close proximity. The educator application will include space to indicate the name of a partner high school, if applicable.

Application Deadlines

•    Educator Application Period: November 15th, 2013 – December 9th, 2013
o    Selected Schools Announced: December 13th
Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

The student application will be open exclusively to students whose schools are accepted into the TechCamp program. While as many students as interested are encouraged to apply, only four students per school will be selected.

Please direct all inquiries to info@gng.org with “TechCamps” in the title.

Interested Educator?
Interested US Student?
Interested Jordanian Students?
Printable Information

Global Connections and Exchanges: Youth TechCamps is funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.