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2013 PIER Institutes Application

Application Deadline is May 15, 2013. Payment must be received by May 22, 2013.

Apply to one program only:

Indigenous Cultures of the Americas and their Response to European Contact Across Time

Personal Information:

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School or Work Information:

Please check all that apply:

Please describe your teaching status if you are not currently teaching:


List professional and educational development training programs and memberships, if applicable:

Teaching Experience:

List the courses and subjects you taught during the 2010-2011 academic year and include the grade level for each course and the number of students:

List other courses relevant to international education you have taught in the past and include the grade level for each course and the number of students:

List any other relevant professional and educational activities, such as making presentations to teachers, school districts, or community organizations; developing curricula; publishing and mentoring; etc.:

Past PIER Experience (if applicable):

Program Expectations:

What do you hope to gain professionally from the Summer Institute?

How will you incorporate the knowledge and insight gained from the Summer Institute into your classroom teaching or work experience?  You can list specific classroom applications, such as teaching units, materials and resources, or workshops for your colleagues at the school, district or community level.


Programs in International Educational Resources (PIER) of the MacMillan Center draws upon Yale University’s extensive resources to develop and implement programs, services, and resources designed to advance understanding of international and world regional issues through outreach to education, business, media, and the public. PIER works in coordination with area studies programs at the MacMillan Center, 5 of which have been designated Title VI National Resource Centers for international and foreign language education by the U.S. Department of Education, in providing public access to materials and resources developed by our programs to teachers and educational organizations nationally. Because we value the creative insight and experience of our Summer Institute participants and believe in the strength of diverse educators sharing their ideas with one another to better international education as a whole, we ask that all Summer Institute participants create and share educational and professional development materials and resources. This is a responsibility that PIER Summer Institute participants agree to undertake as part of their participation in the program. Our objective is to expand understanding of and involvement in international education. Examples of appropriate resources, materials, and activities created as a product of the Summer Institute might be presentations to colleagues or community groups, innovative teaching methods, units or lesson plans, creative audio visual materials, publications or media releases, etc. In particular, any educational materials developed for use in the classroom that can be shared nationally with other educators via the PIER website would be much appreciated. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance to the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2013. Applications received after May 15, 2013 will be accepted only if space is available. Applications are processed on a rolling basis as received. Applicants accepted for the program will be notified ASAP and will receive further information about the registration for the Summer Institutes at that time.

Applications can be submitted online or download the pdf and forward via e-mail, fax or mail.

The fee for the 2013 PIER Summer Institutes is $160 and is due by May 22, 2013. A $30 cancellation fee is non-refundable and will be charged to any applicants withdrawing from the program after June 28, 2013.

Housing Fee
We invite all Summer Institute participants to stay on campus at Yale University Swing Space (100 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT 06511). The rate is $88 per night. For more information on Swing Space accommodations, please visit: http://www.yale.edu/yaleconf/facilities/housing.html?y. Further instructions on registering for housing will be provided upon acceptance to program.

Parking Fee
Parking on campus through Yale Conference Services is $8 a day, or $26 per week. Further instructions on registering for parking will be provided upon acceptance to program.

All Institutes are designed in accordance with nationwide Continuing Education Units standards. Yale is an authorized CEU provider (no. 716). The number of CEUs will vary by Institute. Please contact the appropriate PIER Summer Institute Director for further information.