The Spotlight on Turkey program is a joint collaboration between the Turkish Cultural Foundation and the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA). This is the 9th year of this national educational program for American educators. Organized through TCF and WACA with a network of WACA affiliates nationwide, the program is funded by a major grant from TCF and features Teacher Workshops on Turkey, Teacher Study Tours to Turkey, and a series of cultural programs for the general public titled Portrait of Turkey. The program objective is to immerse teachers in Turkish culture with the result of gaining in-depth knowledge and tools to incorporate lessons about Turkish culture and society into Northern Nevada’s classrooms.
This program will award selected teachers the opportunity to travel to Turkey this summer! With a spring Teachers Workshop and a Teachers Study Tour in the summer, and public cultural programs in the fall, the program emphasizes classroom learning and public education about Turkey and its contributions to the global community.
For more information or to register for the spring Teachers Workshop, teachers can attend a Social Science Fair, Saturday, February 28th, from 8am-1pm at Galena High School.