GLOBE Fellowship

The Office of Teaching and Learning’s Global Education department oversees the Growth and Leadership Opportunity for Bilingual Educators (GLOBE) Fellowship. The year-long GLOBE Fellowship develops teachers to become leaders and supports within the DCPS World Language program. Applicants must be a current and fully-certified World Language teacher in DC Public Schools and must have 1+ years teaching experience in DC Public Schools.

Fellows will participate in school visits and discussions on best practices and new developments in the field; visit surrounding counties to make connections and to learn about World Language instruction; attend the ACTFL Convention; plan World Language instruction that aligns with the DCPS curriculum and Cornerstones; deep dive into topics such as classroom management, program advocacy, lesson planning, differentiation, and high-level questions; work with DCPS Central Office staff to develop resources such as yearly planning documents to support teachers; and promote the program to colleagues.

DCPS World Language teachers interested in applying for the GLOBE Fellowship program should email the World Languages department at

District Course Chairs (DCCs)

DCPS is excited to offer a District Course Chair (DCC) opportunity for World Language teachers.  DCCs serve in as content leaders, supporting cohorts of their subject peers and playing a role in the design and implementation of district-wide professional learning. Over the course of the school year, DCCs collaborate with the Office of Instructional Practice (OIP) and the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) to build content-specific support.

DCCs serve as thought partners with OIP and OTL content specialists, and assist with session design together with professional learning designers. DCCs are lead facilitators for district-wide professional development days, working with a cohort of 25 to 30 educators per session.  Through this process, through support from OIP and OTL staff, DCCs cultivate adult facilitation skills and are prepared to be successful content leaders. 

DCPS World Language teachers interested in applying for the upcoming DCC postions should email the World Language Team at

District Professional Development

DCPS World Language teachers work with their PLC and other content area teachers throughout four district-wide PD days. Teachers engage in cycles of collaborative lesson planning based on Inner Core curricula; rounds of practice and feedback; content knowledge development and student work analysis.

Non-DCPS Professional Development

Click on the following for more information regarding professional development opportunities available for teachers outside of DCPS:

Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad Program

ACTFL CARD 2019 Summer Internship & Scholar Program