Short-Term Missions Trip to Asia Pacific: Teaching Abroad M-Team

TRIP DESCRIPTION

The [K] Partnership (part of EDU) provides this opportunity to partner with the [K] Theological College & Seminary to provide English
classes to young adults and children using a variety of content topics which include math, science, history, culture, sports, and arts.

The minority [K] people have been in a struggle with the military for many years. Current difficulties with COVID and a government coup have increased the oppressions they are experiencing. EDU has been serving among these people through online English classes in the Internally Displaced Persons camps and in universities. We are also involved in teacher development for volunteer teachers to work in remote schools in the jungle. This is an opportunity to contribute to those with greatest needs.

This trip may not happen but we also work with [K] in Vancouver, Washington and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Some shift of location may occur. Last year the team served in Vancouver.

Teachers will grow professionally through coached lesson planning and weekly observations. Pre-service teachers will work alongside experienced teachers as the team serves together to bring academic enrichment to the students. Professional development will also include sessions on aspects of teaching cross-culturally.

EDU PARTNER TEAMS

These professional opportunities are only available for in-service, pre-service, and former educators (K-12, early childhood, higher ed, school counselors). Teachers will serve full-time in language schools, K-12 schools, and informal education opportunities. Each teacher will work at an appropriate level and in a content that matches their professional preparation.

Team size for EDU Partner Teams is 2-5. All dates are subject to shift based on the needs of the teachers on the team. (For example, when they are finished with their regular teaching schedule, when they must return to university, etc).

All Partner Teams include
▪ Pre-field training in cross-cultural living, fundraising, and cross cultural teaching
▪ Language study
▪ Cultural exploration through preparatory readings & excursions
▪ Bible study on the gospel across cultures
▪ Observations and feedback on teaching
▪ Individual mentoring
▪ Ongoing engagement beyond trip

Trip Dates

June 19 - July 29

Team Size:

2-5

Trip Cost:

$4500

Orientation Location:

TBD

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2022

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