July 21, 2014 – July 25, 2014

“A Visionary Adventure across Continents”: The George Marshall Immersion Workshop

The Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 21 – 25, 2014

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.

Persons interested in applying should 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.

Start: July 21, 2014
End: July 25, 2014
Cost: Free

July 14, 2014 – July 18, 2014

GW University Pre-College Program

For teachers of High School Seniors: Two, 2-week non-credit social science courses are being offered at The George Washington University: “US Foreign Policy and Multilateralism” and “Principles of International Law.”
The courses run one right after the other, one for each 2-week summer session, with the first one starting on July 7, 2014. Students are housed on campus and then take afternoon field trips all over Washington DC to foreign embassies, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
The classes are ideal for rising seniors who wish to see what life is like on the campus of one of DC’s major private institutions or who wish to experience Washington DC in general as a possible destination for college, and the courses introduce students to concepts that may lead to the discovery of a chosen field of study once in college. The entire GW Pre-College schedule can be viewed at: http://precollege.gwu.edu/
For more information contact:
Mark Croatti
Instructor, GW Pre-College Program
Washington, DC 202-436-5909
mcroatti@gwu.edu

Start: July 14, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 18, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: George Washington University
Address:
2121 Eye St. NW, Washington DC, 20052, United States

July 14, 2014 – July 18, 2014

NEH America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford

America’s Industrial Revolution at The Henry Ford is a recognized National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop that will draw together K-12 educators and administrators from around the country to dialogue with leading scholars and museum curators, and learn about the impact of industrialization in America. Participants will explore the diverse ways that Americans experienced social change between 1760s and the 1920s through lecture/discussions and by visiting select sites in Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum, including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, Hermitage Plantation Slave quarters, 1760s Daggett Farm, 1880s Firestone Farm, and a railroad roundhouse. In addition, participants can explore archival sources in the Benson Ford Research Center and dedicate time to collegial lesson plan development. The week’s activities will culminate with a visit to a related National Historic Landmark, the Ford Motor Company’s Rouge industrial complex.

Workshop dates are July 14-18 and August 11-15, 2014.The deadline for applications is March 4, 2014. Prospective applicants should visit www.thehenryford.org/neh for application instructions and complete workshop details.

Please note that each workshop is limited to 40 participants only. Participants will be selected through a competitive process and will receive a stipend of $1,200. Stipends are intended to help cover living expenses, books and travel.  Additionally, participants will have a chance to earn continuing education, undergraduate, and graduate credit.

 

Contact Paula Gangopadhyay  at paulag@thehenryford.org or direct specific application-related inquiries to Christopher Hemler, Manager of Education and Learning Programs, via email at ChristopherH@TheHenryFord.org or by phone at 313.982.6036.

Start: July 14, 2014 8:00 am
End: July 18, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Henry Ford
Address:
Dearborn, MI, United States

July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

Arthur & Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting its annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators in July.  The English Language Arts section will run July 8-10 and the Social Studies section will follow July 11-13.  Both conferences are at the Museum, and the content is for six through twelfth grade. Community college instructors are also encouraged to apply.  Each section is facilitated by Museum staff and expert teacher educators who work closely with the Museum.  This year, the focus will be on one of the Museum’s newest initiatives and exhibits, Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, as well as looking at digital and media literacy through the lens of propaganda and Common Core.  Participants will focus on writing, memoirs, historical thinking, and Holocaust survivor testimony, using the Museum’s vast online offerings of primary source materials.

Participants will have time to view the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition before the Museum opens to the public and after it closes.  They will also receive free books and materials, and a voucher of $100 to be used in the Museum Shop.  We provide lunch for two days, and we also provide an evening reception on the second evening of each conference section so that attendees have two hours in the Museum after it has closed to the public.  We have a limited number of scholarships, at $1,000 each, to award to attendees.  While participants must pay their own way to come to Washington, DC and also cover their lodging and meal costs, the scholarships help offset these costs to a large degree.  We award the funds upon successful completion of the program.  Acceptance is first come, first served, so as soon as a teacher registers, he/she is given a confirmation code which guarantees a spot at the Conference.

You may learn more about the Belfer National Conference by going to

http://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/belfer-educators-conference.   At the top of the web page, you will see the announcements for each section, which is in PDF form.  The registration and scholarship application is also available on the web page.

Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014
Venue: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Phone: 202-488-0400
Address:
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington DC, 20024, United States
Cost: Free

July 10, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Workshop

You’re invited to a full-day teacher workshop on July 10, 2014 exploring the hidden, true stories and real people behind the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake. It will be held at the CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium from 9:30 am -4:30 pm. Through hands-on activities, expert lecturers, a walking tour, and interactive lesson plans, teachers can share with their students the experiences of slaves, Quakers, shipbuilders, and plantation owners whose lives were changed by the conflict. Lunch and a $100 stipend will also be provided for participating teachers. Registration is first-come, first-served for only 20 teachers. Please RSVP by May 23, 2014 with the following information: Name, School, Email Address, Phone Number and Grade Level.
Contact Director of Education, Kate Livie for more information and to register: klivie@cbmm.org or 410-745-4947

Start: July 10, 2014 9:30 am
End: July 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Van Lennep Auditorium
Phone: 410-745-2916
Address:
213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD, 21663, United States

July 8, 2014 – July 10, 2014

Arthur & Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is hosting its annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators in July.  The English Language Arts section will run July 8-10 and the Social Studies section will follow July 11-13.  Both conferences are at the Museum, and the content is for six through twelfth grade. Community college instructors are also encouraged to apply.  Each section is facilitated by Museum staff and expert teacher educators who work closely with the Museum.  This year, the focus will be on one of the Museum’s newest initiatives and exhibits, Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust, as well as looking at digital and media literacy through the lens of propaganda and Common Core.  Participants will focus on writing, memoirs, historical thinking, and Holocaust survivor testimony, using the Museum’s vast online offerings of primary source materials.

Participants will have time to view the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition before the Museum opens to the public and after it closes.  They will also receive free books and materials, and a voucher of $100 to be used in the Museum Shop.  We provide lunch for two days, and we also provide an evening reception on the second evening of each conference section so that attendees have two hours in the Museum after it has closed to the public.  We have a limited number of scholarships, at $1,000 each, to award to attendees.  While participants must pay their own way to come to Washington, DC and also cover their lodging and meal costs, the scholarships help offset these costs to a large degree.  We award the funds upon successful completion of the program.  Acceptance is first come, first served, so as soon as a teacher registers, he/she is given a confirmation code which guarantees a spot at the Conference.

You may learn more about the Belfer National Conference by going to

http://www.ushmm.org/educators/professional-events-and-resources/belfer-educators-conference.   At the top of the web page, you will see the announcements for each section, which is in PDF form.  The registration and scholarship application is also available on the web page.

 

Start: July 8, 2014
End: July 10, 2014
Venue: United States Holocaust Museum
Phone: 202-488-0400
Address:
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC, 20024, United States
Cost: Free

July 7, 2014 – July 11, 2014

GW University Pre-College Program

For teachers of High School Seniors: Two, 2-week non-credit social science courses are being offered at The George Washington University: “US Foreign Policy and Multilateralism” and “Principles of International Law.”
The courses run one right after the other, one for each 2-week summer session, with the first one starting on July 7, 2014. Students are housed on campus and then take afternoon field trips all over Washington DC to foreign embassies, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
The classes are ideal for rising seniors who wish to see what life is like on the campus of one of DC’s major private institutions or who wish to experience Washington DC in general as a possible destination for college, and the courses introduce students to concepts that may lead to the discovery of a chosen field of study once in college. The entire GW Pre-College schedule can be viewed at: http://precollege.gwu.edu/
For more information contact:
Mark Croatti
Instructor, GW Pre-College Program
Washington, DC 202-436-5909
mcroatti@gwu.edu

Start: July 7, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 11, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: George Washington University
Address:
2121 Eye St. NW, Washington DC, 20052, United States

July 7, 2014 – July 11, 2014

Teaching About Asia: 2014 Residential Summer Institutes

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado invite applications for two 2014 residential summer institutes: one for elementary teachers on Japan and one for secondary teachers on China.

Elementary: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.

Secondary: 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.

Start: July 7, 2014
End: July 11, 2014
Venue: University of Colorado
Address:
595 UCB, Boulder, CO, 80309, United States

July 7, 2014 – July 9, 2014

National Portrait Gallery Summer Teacher Institute

For all Grade Levels: Want to delve deeper into reading portraiture?  Apply for the National Portrait Gallery summer teacher institute, “Learning to Look with the National Portrait Gallery.” Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery’s collection.
The institute will be held TWICE in July!  The first session will take place July 7-9 and the second July 28-30.  The application deadline is April 15th. More information and application information can be found by visiting: http://npg.si.edu/education/teachprog.html or by contacting

Briana Zavadil White

School and Teachers Programs Coordinator

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

whitebz@si.edu

202-633-8503 phone

202-633-8521 fax

Start: July 7, 2014
End: July 9, 2014
Venue: National Portrait Gallery
Address:
801 F St. NW, Washington DC, 20004, United States

June 30, 2014

Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Star-Spangled Music Foundation, the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute will hold a four-week-long Summer Institute from June 30th to July 25th, 2014, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Thirty schoolteachers, K-12, will explore topics in American history and culture through the lens of our national anthem and related American music.

Anne Rubin, UMBC Associate of History, is the resident historian (the CHE connection). It’s a neat opportunity to examine how the Star-Spangled Banner was written (historical document) and has been performed, as well as how the anthem has shaped American identity over time.

Information and application: http://music.umich.edu/ami/bannermoments/index.htm

Start: June 30, 2014 8:00 am
End: June 30, 2014 5:00 pm