Supported by the U.S. Department of State through the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the YSEALI Empowering Southeast Asian Educators Workshop is co-organized by The Asia Foundation and StartupMalaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The workshop, which will be held August 19-23, 2019, will bring together 100 educators from across Southeast Asia to explore personalized learning approaches and strengthen the network of educators in the region.

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Why should you join this program

Learn about personalized learning approaches and design thinking methodologies that can help you come up with solutions to overcome teaching challenges in your classrooms.

Gain knowledge of personalized learning methodologies and project management tools through pre-workshop engagement, workshop presentations, discussions, and cultural engagement.

Engage in outreach activities that will give you an opportunity to try out some of your ideas.

Take advantage of the mentoring and capacity development support available.

Build a regional network of like-minded educators to continue exchanging ideas and best practices and strengthen the regional educator community.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be:

Between 20 years and 35 years of age;

Able to speak and read English;

Have a valid passport that expires after February 2020 (at least 6 months’ validity);

Commit to participate in the online pre- (June-July 2019) and post-workshop (September-October 2019) activities;

A citizen of one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam;

Currently studying to be an educator or have teaching experience (formal or non-formal), exhibit leadership potential and demonstrate an awareness of and interest in engaging in regional educational activities;

A YSEALI member - join at http://yseali.state.gov;

Have access to computer and internet;

Must be able to participate fully throughout the entire program from August 19-23, 2019 ( includes travel days). If you are coming from a remote community, you need to plan for additional travel days before and after the above dates.

Please note that priority will be given to those who have not previously attended a YSEALI regional workshop.

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Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in Southeast Asia. Through a variety of programs and engagements, YSEALI seeks to build the leadership capabilities of youth in the region, strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia, and nurture an ASEAN community of leaders who work across borders to solve common issues.

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