IFLE News Blast - International Education Week 2017

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Coming Soon: International Education Week

November 13-17, 2017

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that help U.S. students and teachers develop the global skills critical for success in the 21st century.


The Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office and International Affairs Office (IAO) are organizing several initiatives during IEW 2017 to celebrate the importance of an international education for all. We encourage the participation of all individuals and institutions interested in international education. We hope you will join us!

IEW 2017: Events

November 13th: Workshop for K-12 Teachers & Administrators

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Calling teachers, principals, language coordinators, social studies coordinators, school administrators, district staff, and state educational administrators!

  • Do you want to help your students and teachers develop global and cultural skills, but don't know where to start?
  • Do you need more resources for teaching international topics and foreign languages at the K-12 level?

The Department of Education – in collaboration with the Title VI National and Language Resource Centers for international and foreign language education at The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Howard University – invites you to a workshop aimed at helping K-12 school administrators and teachers incorporate a global dimension into U.S. schools and classrooms.

K-12 outreach experts from designated National and Language Resource Centers will provide information and resources for K-12 teachers and administrators wishing to help their students develop the global and cultural competencies critical for success in the 21st century.


The workshop will feature mini demonstrations from:

The workshop will take place on Monday, November 13th, 1-4pm at: 


U.S. Department of Education

Lyndon Baines Johnson Building, Barnard Auditorium

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register in Eventbrite:



Educators from any area of the country are welcome to attend this workshop. Attendees will be responsible for covering the costs of their own travel, meals, lodging, etc. If you cannot attend in person but still want to learn more about incorporating a global dimension in your classroom or school, you may livestream the event starting at 1pm EST on November 13th HERE

Register for this webinar

November 6th: EDTalks & Panel Discussion

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Join the Department of Education’s International Affairs Office and International and Foreign Language Education Office for a series of TED-style talks on how global competencies relate to the field of national security and diplomacy. A senior ED official  will make opening remarks, followed by a series of TED-style talks and a panel discussion. 

To attend, please RSVP with name and organization to: internationalaffairs@ed.gov by Monday, October 30, 2017.

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IEW 2017: Videos

Secretary DeVos IEW 2017 Video


We invite you to view a message from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (above) on the occasion of International Education Week 2017, as well as a compilation video (below) featuring recipients of U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State grants and fellowships speaking about the importance of language skills and global competencies in the 21st century.


IEW 2017 Video Compilation

Celebrate with us on Social Media!

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Get involved in International Education Week 2017 through social media! 

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