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Internships

The Fund for Peace offers internships to undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates.

Internships vary in duration and are flexible to fit in with study. Interns are given great responsibility to manage their own projects and conduct their own research. Interns are given significant responsibility and are provided with practical experience in the international relations field with excellent work experience and exposure to international and NGO communities.

For current internship postings and deadlines, please visit our page on Idealist.org.

What kind of responsibilities do Interns have?

Intern responsibilities can include:

+ Conflict analysis

+ Researching and writing articles and reports

+ Assisting with editing

+ Monitoring and updating essential country-specific data

+ Providing support to The Fund for Peace’s public events

+ Attending conferences and roundtables on behalf of The Fund for Peace

The Fund for Peace Interns are generally assigned to one or more of the following programs:

– Conflict Early Warning and Assessment (including the Failed States Index and Country Profiles)

– Transnational Threats

– Sustainable Development, Sustainable Security

– Communications, fundraising and marketing

If you have an interest in a particular program, please detail that in your cover letter. Please note however that while we endeavor to place successful applicants with the program of their choice, this may not always be possible.

Does The Fund for Peace accept international candidates?

Yes. Of course, international staff must have authorization to work (or at least intern) in the U.S. If a visa is required, The Fund for Peace is more than happy to assist you with the paperwork. Obtaining the proper visa may cost upwards of US$1,000. However, all of The Fund for Peace’s interns who have had to pay handsomely for their visas all believe it was money well-spent. Unfortunately, The Fund for Peace is not able to cover the costs of visas or the visa application process.

Past and present interns have come from countries as diverse as Belgium, Croatia, D.R. Congo, France, Germany, Ghana, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa and Sweden.

Can interning with The Fund for Peace lead to a permanent position?

Though the Fund for Peace is a small organization, a number of former interns have indeed gone on to become permanent staffers. That said, such a transition is far from guaranteed! Nevertheless, the Fund for Peace internship does provide unparalleled exposure to the NGO, think-tank and government communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Does The Fund for Peace accept only full-time interns?

No. The Fund for Peace is able to accommodate both full-time and part-time interns (depending on semester). During the fall and spring term, interns at the Fund for Peace are asked to work 15-20 hours per week. During the summer term, interns work 30 hours per week at minimum. Normal duty hours are 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, although we can be flexible about scheduling where necessary.

What qualities are we seeking in our interns?

Though academic and professional qualifications are obviously important, we also prefer our interns to be well-rounded and personable.

+ Experience with or understanding of the Fund for Peace’s programmatic areas

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills

+ Solid organizational abilities

+ Individual initiative and flexibility

+ Strong research and computer skills

+ A great sense of humor

What is the average duration of an internship?

The length of an internship varies. We prefer interns to work with us for at least 3-4 months. Some interns have actually worked with us for 6 months or more.

Is the internship paid or unpaid?

The Fund for Peace offers a stipend to cover commuting expenses. Based on a full work week, pro rated for part-time interns, the stipend is as follows:

+ Part-time – $125 per month

+ Full-time – $250 per month

Does The Fund for Peace prefer graduate students to undergraduate?

Yes. However, we do sometimes accept exceptional undergraduate students on a case-by-case basis. We also hire recent post-graduates.

How do I apply for the Fund for Peace internship?

We ask that you apply online HERE. You will be requested to provide us with some basic contact information, your program and semester preferences and a list of references. We also provide you with space to copy and paste your cover letter and resume.

Please note that we no longer accept applications by e-mail. All applications must be submitted online. Please only e-mail us if there is a technical fault regarding the online application form.

Some pointers

– In your cover letter, be sure to explain your interest in and enthusiasm for The Fund for Peace, as often an applicant’s enthusiasm for the organization and our programs will give applicants an edge. We all want to save the world, but we would much rather you explain to us how you think you are ideally suited to and can contribute to The Fund for Peace.

– Applicants MUST detail their intended period of interning with us (i.e. January 1st through December 31st).

– Applicants are encouraged to detail their preferred program(s) with which they would like to be placed.

We only require writing samples for applicants who are subsequently invited for an interview.

Be advised that The Fund for Peace receives many applications each semester for only a handful of positions. Because we do not have a dedicated personnel department, we ONLY contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. Sorry.

If you have been selected for an interview, we will contact you approximately two weeks after the deadline for applications. Due to the volume of applications, it is wise to apply early.

For current internship postings and deadlines, please visit our page on Idealist.org.

No phone calls, please. We really mean it. If we took calls from every applicant, we wouldn’t have time for anything else.

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New York State released a comprehensive plan to prepare for success of its 214,000 ELL students in the era of the Common Core.  The plan addresses the needs of students from pre-school to high school graduation, and highlights many of the principles found in Understanding Language materials:  All teachers are teachers of ELLs; ELL student needs must be addressed comprehensively, rather than focusing just on language; ELLs need full access to the academic rigor brought about by the new standards; systems must recognize the values of bilingualism and bi-literacy for all students; parents and families are critical partners in student success; professional learning of all teachers must be supported in a collaborative manner that fully engages ESL and bilingual teachers; linguistic and cultural assets of ELL students must be leveraged; and appropriate range of diagnostic and assessment practices must accompany the summative state assessments.  The plan contains a variety of implementation steps following on these principles.  Please see an announcement from Associate Commissioner Angelica Infante below:

Dear Colleague,

I am excited to share with you the Blueprint for ELL Success! Please see Press Release below.   The principles in the Blueprint were carefully developed as a statewide framework aimed to clarify expectations for administrators, policymakers, and practitioners to prepare ELLs for success, beginning in Prekindergarten in order to lay the foundation for college and career readiness.

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Thank you for your commitment to English Language Learners and I look forward to our continued collaboration.

Angelica Infante

Associate Commissioner

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SED RELEASES “BLUEPRINT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS SUCCESS”

Blueprint Lays Foundation to Prepare ELLs for Success in P-12

and College and Career Readiness

The New York State Education Department (SED) today announced the release of “The Blueprint for English Language Learners (ELLs) Success,” a statewide framework of eight guiding principles for administrators, policy makers, and practitioners to prepare ELLs for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the number of ELLs enrolled in public schools in New York State. Today there are more than 214,000 ELL students in the state who speak more than 160 languages. The principles in “The Blueprint for English Language Learner Success” provide guidance, resources, and supports to districts, schools, and teachers to promote an understanding and appreciation of Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language, and Foreign Language Studies.

“The State is taking a proactive stance to set high expectations for districts and schools working with English Language Learners,” Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch said. “For too long our system has not been meeting the needs of ELLs. As the State transitions to the Common Core it is even more critical that we lay a strong foundation for these students. This blueprint is a great step forward. The State is providing guidance and taking a strong position on the systems and supports that need to be in place for ELLs.”

“Our goal is to make sure all students, including English Language Learners, gain the skills they need for college and career readiness,” said State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. “It’s imperative that ELLs get the support they need to succeed academically. That’s why we’ve developed “The Blueprint for ELL Success” — to provide guidance to districts and educators on how to prepare ELLs for success from an early age and how to promote better understanding of bilingual education.”

The “Blueprint for English Language Learners Success” includes guidance on ensuring the academic and social needs of ELLs are addressed by educators and school leaders; engaging ELLs in Common Core instruction; involving parents and families of ELLs in the education of their children; supporting bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers; leveraging ELLs’ home languages and cultural assets; and monitoring ELLs’ content knowledge and new and home language development to inform instruction.

“It is critical that our students have real opportunities for success in our public schools. For years research has shown that early childhood and bilingual education programs must be provided in order to create a strong foundation for our students and enable them to become biliterate and culturally competent adults,” said Luis Reyes, researcher at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. “The Blueprint creates a clear expectation to maintain and open more of these programs throughout the state.”

“Our district is in the process of evaluating our programs for English Language Learners,” said Mayra Todd, Director of ELL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Education in Syracuse. “The Blueprint provides concrete guidance for us and a means to evaluate what we are doing against the State’s vision for success.”

The blueprint was developed by SED in collaboration with NYSTESOL, NYSABE, NYSUT and key stakeholders and advocates throughout the State.

usny.nysed.gov/docs/blueprint-for-ell-success.pdf .

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Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities.

Joint Commission Resources is seeking applications for its Nurse Safety Scholar-in-Residence program, established to translate safe patient care from evidence to the bedside. Applications must be submitted by July 16, 2010 and the 18-month term begins October 1, 2010.

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Background to Educational Software

The world of educational software as we know it today started some 30 years ago.

In the USA we saw the rise of great publisher like Broderbund Software publishing classics like Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego, The Print Shop and KidPix. Top software titles now include Calendar Creator PrintMaster, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Dr Suess ABC, Green Eggs and Ham and Kid Pix Deluxe The Learning Company became Riverdeep and is now owned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Another great educational software publisher still creating great educational titles is Knowledge Adventure with classics like Math Blaster, Spelling Blaster, Jump Start Maths and now Jump Start World. These titles are currently available through Amazon and range of US software resellers including: Amazon, in the USA including: Academic Software USA, Owl & Mouse, Educational Software Cooperative, All Education Software, Sheppard software, Avanquest, Cricksoft, 2Simple USA, Brain Storm, Rosetta Stone, Encore Software, JourneyEd and more.

In the UK publishers started by building educational software for the MicroBee and then the Archimedes computers. These days educational software in the UK is mainly focused on Windows computers with great publishers like Shertson software with classics like 123 CD, ABC CD and Crystal Rain Forest. Sherston is now owned by BLI which also owns TAG Learning, SEMERC selling classics like Inspiration. Other UK resellers are R-E-M and ASPEX Software, Kudlian Software, Shoo Fly Publishing, Yellow Door, Research Machines, Claymation, Focus Multimedia, Crick Software with Clicker, Clicker Pro and Planet Wobble.

In Australia Educational software was sold to Australian schools, Australian parents and Australian Teachers by New Horizons, Edsoft, Software Time, CD Soft, Kookaburra Education EDUSS, Dataworks, Soft Ed and Educationsoftware.com.au A great list of Australian Educational Software can be found at Aussie Educator. Popular Australian titles include: The Wiggles Big Red Car, Bananas in Pajamas, BroadLEARN.

Over the past few years on-Line learning systems have come to the fore. Websites include: Education City, Mathletics, Intrepica, Reading Eggs, Study Island, Maths Pracitce, Study Ladder, Smart Kiddies, Math Buddies, My Maths, Spellodrome, 3P Learning, Zoo Phonics, I am learning, Vocabulary City, Spelling City, Just 2 Easy (J2e), Skwirk, Archipelago Learning, Maths On Line, QAX,

There are a number of publishers creating maths tuition software and English tuition software. Publishers include: Maths Power, English Power, Kinetic Education, Maths Practice, Sage Maths, Oz Maths, The Australian Institute of Mathematics, CAMI and more.

With the advent of the Internet there has been an explosion of electronic learning solutions all taking various forms. There are many variations and the following gives a good idea of the differences between them.

A VLE is a computer program that facilitates computerized learning or e-learning. Such e-learning systems are sometimes also called Learning Management System (LMS), Content Management System (CMS), Learning Content Management System (LCMS), Managed Learning Environment (MLE), Learning Support System (LSS), Online Learning Centre (OLC), OpenCourseWare (OCW), or Learning Platform (LP); it is education via computer-mediated communication (CMC) or Online Education.

A more correct term may be a virtual environment for learning, rather than virtual learning environment. This removes any ambiguities and identifies that it is the environment which is virtual and not the learning. The term virtual may also contribute to confusion, suggesting that the learning is not real or authentic.

In the United States, Content Management System (CMS) and Learning management System (LMS) are the more common terms, however LMS is more frequently associated with software for managing corporate training programs rather than courses in traditional education institutions.

In the United Kingdom and many European countries, the terms VLE and MLE are favored. A VLE can be considered a subsystem of an MLE, whereas MLE refers to the wider infrastructure of information systems in an organization that support and enable electronic learning on a wider scale. In fact a rather pedantic reading of the term MLE could be extended to encompass the physical environment in which learning takes place (i.e. a school). Also the use of VLE avoids confusion with the use of LMS to mean Library Management System (which is more commonly referred to as Integrated Library System, or ILS, in the United States).

Becta, in the UK, have coined the term learning platform (LP) to cover both MLE and VLE as used in the schools sector. ‘The term learning platform describes a broad range of ICT systems used to deliver and support learning. Through a learning platform, hardware, software and supporting services are brought together to enable more effective ways of working within and outside the classroom. At the heart of any learning platform is the concept of a personalized online learning space for the pupil. This space should offer teachers and pupils access to stored work, e-learning resources, communication and collaboration with peers, and the facility to track progress.

Common on-line environments include Blackboard and Moodle.

30 years on educational software abounds: Maths software, English software, spelling software, typing software and science software. Of titles there is no end!

Teachers’ fields of maths, science and English have been shaped indefinitely from the invention of educational software and will never be the same again. Similarly, students and school teachers from around the world are praising companies like Adobe for their incredible work in the creation of learning tools, teaching games and educational tools.

Whichever way the science or English educational software industries go, not to mention the thousands of others, from here, the one thing that can be assured is the continued success of education online, teaching via the Internet and learning by doing.

Electronic Learning is also termed computer teaching, Electronic Learning or eLearning is the process of teaching and/or learning via computer either online or offline. The most popular tool of electronic learning is educational tools, which aim to instruct school students in such subjects as maths, English or science – as well as many more.

EdAlive’s educational software is among the best in the world and stands at this point upon years of development work by a loyal and dedicated staff.

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Bachelor of Science Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies

(Non-licensure with 5 th year MAT Special Education licensure option )

As an individual with a desire to further your education and gain insight into the foundational principles of education, earning your Bachelor of Science Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies will equip you with the specialized knowledge, insight, and skills you need to achieve your goals and succeed in your career. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, you may choose to continue for a 5 th year to earn licensure in special education through the MAT. You may also choose to pursue one of our online master's degree programs .

Liberty University’s® Bachelor of Science Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies program approaches the discipline of education from a Christian perspective to provide you with a firm foundation from which to understand special educational development and behavior.

You will gain insight into the development and influence of a Christian worldview in special education, as well as study current educational trends practiced in today’s private and public schools while earning your online bachelor’s degree in education.

Courses give you the opportunity to tap into education by evaluating associated methods and interventions such as differentiated learning and direct instruction. An online degree in pre-teacher preparation will give you the opportunity to create lesson plans and units for the purpose of educational planning.

The Bachelor of Science Special Education Interdisciplinary Studies degree serves to provide a foundation of education that can assist a student in becoming a teacher candidate in a graduate education program. The program also provides theories and methodology of Christian education that will assist those who will work in Christian schools, churches, and the home. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for a teaching certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) by submitting the form below. And it will prepare you for our MAT licensure program in special education.

Association of Christian Schools International recognizes our B.S. in Education for an ACSI Certificate. This enables you to be qualified to teach in most Christian schools. Just complete this form and send it to acsi@liberty.edu to apply for your ACSI Certificate.

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News & Announcements

The deadline for school divisions to submit the 2014-2015 Annual Plan/Part B Flow-Through Application is May 16, 2014.

The deadline for school divisions to submit the 2012-2013 IDEA Excess Cost Calculation is May 30, 2014.

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Each local educational agency (LEA) including school divisions, state-operated programs and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton, is required by state and federal law to submit an annual plan to VDOE for providing special education services to identified children with disabilities residing within the jurisdiction and demonstrate their funding eligibility. Each LEA must complete the Special Education Annual Plan and Application for Federal Funding workbook and submit the completed workbook electronically using the Online Management of Grant Awards (OMEGA) System.