CROW CANYON ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER NEH SUMMER WORKSHOP
Reminder: Apply by March 4!
This year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will offer two weeklong NEH Summer Landmarks workshops for K–12 educators: Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest.
Guided by Crow Canyon archaeologists, educators, and American Indian scholars, workshop participants will explore Pueblo Indian history amid the landscape and architecture of Mesa Verde National Park, the first place in the United States to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The workshop includes:
Two sessions are available: June 22–28 or July 20–26, 2014. We welcome applications from all interested participants—no previous anthropology or archaeology experience required! Each scholar receives a $1,200 stipend to cover the cost of travel and living expenses. For program details and application instructions, visit our website. The application deadline is March 4, 2014 (postmark). For information about all 2014 NEH Summer Institutes and Workshops, visit the NEH website. Questions? E-mail us or call 800.422.8975, ext. 157.
Historic London Town and Gardens is excepting applications for their NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Summer Workshop, entitled Secret Culture, Public Lives: Slavery in the Colonial Chesapeake. These workshops are open to teachers in grades K-12 as well as school administration. For more information, please visit http://neh.
During Secret Culture, Public Lives: Slavery in the Colonial Chesapeake, a NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Summer Workshop we will explore the intricacies of slavery in the colonial Chesapeake region. Each weeklong session will focus on these two essential questions: Question 1) What roles did spirituality, foodways, cultural traditions, and community formations play in helping enslaved people transition from the Old World to the colonial Chesapeake? And Question 2) How have these expressions endured and shaped our modern Chesapeake regional identity and culture?
The structure of the Summer Workshop is carefully planned around different daily themes. Scholarly lectures and discussions will be coupled with hands-on multi-sensory experiences (hands-on history). Each weeklong workshop session will use Historic London Town and Gardens, Historic Annapolis, the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, and Sotterley Plantation as backdrops for exploration and study. Each location represents a different experience/setting in the lives of the enslaved here in the Chesapeake region: Sotterley as a rural 18th century plantation, London Town as smaller early 18th century urban seaport, and Annapolis as a larger mid-18th century city. During the week long workshop, NEH Summer Scholars will begin to understand and experience how Africans negotiated an unfamiliar new world as they sought to retain their own traditions and identities. These historic sites will illustrate the degree to which spirituality, foodways, material culture and community formations shaped the lives and experiences of enslaved people.
This NEH workshop will take place at Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland a 23-acre park owned by Anne Arundel County and operated by the non-profit London Town Foundation. London Town was once a prosperous 18th century tobacco port on the Chesapeake Bay which was one of a number of ports for entry for thousands of African slaves during the colonial period.
At IREX, we are excited to announce a new application cycle for the Teachers for Global Classrooms Program! The application for the 2014-2015 program is now available online and will be open untilMarch 11, 2014 (11:59 pm EST).
TGC is a year-long professional development opportunity for U.S. middle and high school teachers, which aims to globalize teaching and learning in their classrooms and schools. Global education is integral to building 21st century skills. Accordingly, the TGC Program provides teachers with:
An online course that helps teachers integrate global education objectives into their curriculum
A Global Education Symposium in Washington, DC
A two or three week international travel fellowship
A chance to apply for grant funding for international projects for their school
Continuing Education Units
TGC is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is implemented by IREX. Participants are selected through a national, open competition.
For more information about the TGC Program and access to the online application, please follow this link: www.irex.org/tgc.
Announcing NCTA 2014 Summer Institutes on University of Colorado Campus. The Program for Teaching East Asia announces two NCTA-sponsored summer institutes, one for elementary and one for secondary teachers. Each institute is limited to 20 eligible teachers to be chosen through a selective application process. Participants will receive travel allowance, room and board, materials, and stipend.
Citizens, Society & the State: Adaptation and Transformation in Contemporary China
July 7-11, 2014
Application deadline: March 21, 2014. This four-day residential program will examine the rapidly changing social and political dynamics of contemporary China, with special attention to the emerging roles of citizens, including ways in which individuals and groups respond to and enable social and political change through protests, political participation, and self-organization. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/China_SI14_online_app.pdf.
Texts and Contexts: Teaching Japan through Children’s Literature,
June 22-26, 2014.
Application deadline: March 14, 2014. Using children’s literature, elementary teachers can guide students in explorations of other cultures while helping them develop literacy skills and knowledge of their world. This institute for K-5 teachers will introduce several exemplary works of children’s literature as building blocks for teaching an integrated unit on Japan. Participants will have a unique opportunity to work with scholars of Japanese culture and children’s literature. See complete details and application at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/TCJPSI2014appfillable.pdf.
2014 STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators: A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation
June 26-July 1, 2014 in Ottawa, ON (3N) and Montréal, QC (2N), Canada
$600 Registration Cost – Travel Support Available – Additional Details at: http://www.k12studycanada.org/
Registration is now open to participate in “STUDY CANADA”, a 3 quarter credit/40 clock hour professional development course offered by Western Washington University that provides teachers with an excellent foundation for teaching about our northern neighbor. For the past 35 years, teachers, librarians, social studies supervisors and education faculty from across the U.S. have attended this renowned program to develop a better understanding of Canada, gain global perspectives of civic issues, and receive numerous resources for curriculum development. The program’s subtitle, “A Capital View of Canada: Nations within a Nation”, reflects the 6-day workshop’s special focus on multiculturalism and its location in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and the country’s second largest city, Montréal. Participants will not only learn from distinguished faculty and government officials but also experience Canada’s culture, history and environment through unique activities not possible through regular tourism. The registration cost includes tuition for credits/clock hours (if needed), instruction, 5 nights’ hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, most course activities and one-way transportation from Ottawa to Montréal, Quebec.
The draft agenda, a detailed program guide and feedback as well as photos from previous workshops can be viewed online. To register, simply download the registration form and mail it with full payment to Western Washington University as instructed online. Check your eligibility for a $200 travel award as well and, once you have registered, apply separately as instructed.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest and to inquire personally about program and financial support details.
The US Department of Education (USDOE) supports the “STUDY CANADA” program with funding from a Title VI grant. The program has been offered by WWU’s Center for Canadian-American Studies, a USDOE-designated National Resource Center for Canada in the United States (in consortium with the University of Washington’s Canadian Studies Center) since 1978. Outreach support for this program is also provided by the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Government of Québec.
Tina Storer, K-12 STUDY CANADA Education and Curriculum Specialist Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University 516 High Street, Canada House #202 Bellingham, WA 98225-9110
The George C. Marshall International Center announces the 12th Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, promising an exciting professional and collegial experience for high school-level American and modern European history teachers, and social studies supervisors. During the workshop, all expenses are paid during the workshop to include food (excluding one evening during the workshop, and the night of arrival and departure from the workshop), 6 nights of lodging and transportation during the workshop, and participants receive free materials, and re-certification points.
The workshop focuses on the far-reaching impact of the European Recovery Program (ERP) commonly known as “The Marshall Plan.” The week-long program begins at Marshall’s museum home, the Marshall House, in Leesburg, VA. Using a series of primary documents from the Truman Library and the Marshall Archives, participants will gain a better understanding of the life and remarkable legacy of Secretary of State Marshall, specifically his significant role in securing the passage of the ERP.
Through a partnership developed with the United States Department of State, participants will have the unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of learning at the department’s United States Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C., and will have a tour of the historic diplomatic reception rooms there.
Teachers will complete the week at the Marshall Museum and Library in Lexington, Virginia. There they will study original documents, including his personal copy of the June 5, 1947 Harvard speech outlining the key concepts of the ERP, that relate to and reveal the background of some of Marshall’s most important decisions.
In addition to the planned ten participants from the United States, it is expected that there will be several teachers from Europe (ex. Austria and Germany, Marshall Plan recipient countries) will be participating in this year’s workshop. This will provide an opportunity for interaction through the exchange of ideas and perspectives on how the workshop materials and content might benefit their respective classroom instruction.
Please make this information available to the membership of your organization through such methods as you may deem appropriate, such as newsletters, website, e-mail, etc. The attached document contains more complete descriptive details, the benefits and requirements of the workshop, as well as an application form. Persons interested in applying may use the attachment or may also simply log onto the George C. Marshall International Center website at www.georgecmarshall.org. On the homepage, click on Programs & Events, then Education Programs, then Marshall Immersion Workshop. The application deadline is March 14, 2014.
In the spring of 2014, Humanities Texas will hold FREE one-day professional development workshops for middle school and high school English and social studies teachers. The programs are free of charge to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends.
Topics this fall include:
January 30, 2014 Beaumont Region 5 Educational Service Center
January 31, 2014 Houston Location TBA
February 5, 2014 Edinburg Region 1 Educational Service Center
February 6, 2014 Corpus Christi Region 2 Educational Service Center
February 7, 2014 San Antonio Location TBA
February 20, 2014 Austin Byrne-Reed House
February 21, 2014 Dallas George Bush Presidential Library
February 28, 2014 Austin Byrne-Reed House
Teachers who must drive more than thirty miles one way to attend a program will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to a certain amount. Approved costs include mileage (reimbursed at 56.5 cents per mile), lodging for one night, and meals in transit. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. HTx reimbursement rates for travel, meals, and incidentals may not exceed the current per diem rates set by the GSA.
Please see workshops for further information and on how to apply.
Each year, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free summer programs for school and college educators. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.
These one-to-five week study opportunities focus on important topics, texts, and questions in the humanities; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote connections between teaching and research in the humanities.
NEH summer programs are held across the United States and abroad. Topics for schoolteacher programs in 2014 include:
- Abraham Lincoln
- The Acadian Experience in Maine
- The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier
- The American Skyscraper
- America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford
- Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
- Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest
- Atomic West, Atomic World
- Berlin’s Diversity Across Two Centuries
- Beyond the Trail of Tears: A View from the Cherokee Homeland
- The California Gold Rush
- Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
- The Cold War Home Front in Southern California
- Communism and American Life
- Dickens in Literature and Film
- Duke Ellington
- Emily Dickinson
- Gettysburg in History and Memory
- The Immigrant Experience in California through Literature and Theatre
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Memories Divided and Reconciled: World Wars I and II in France Today
- Mesa Verde National Park and Pueblo Culture
- Mesoamerican Cultures and Histories
- The Missouri-Kansas Border Wars
- Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni
- Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta
- The National Anthem in American Life
- Philosophers of Education from the Enlightenment to the Postmodern Era
- The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt
- Punishment, Politics, and Culture
- Race and Politics in the American Civil War
- Religious Worlds of New York
- The Rochester Reform Trail: Women’s Rights, Religion, and Abolition
- The San Francisco Bay Area Home Front in World War II
- Slavery in the Colonial Chesapeake
- Teaching Shakespeare
- Theatricality and Reality in Modern French Drama
- Understanding Muslim Cultures through Poetry
For a list of NEH Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for 2014, please visithttp://www.neh.gov/divisions/