Info Session: Summer Teacher Institute

Info Session: Summer Teacher Institute

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Wistariahurst will be hosting two, one-week teaching institutes this summer funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. These institutes are free for participants and include a stipend to cover food, travel, and housing expenses.

February 6 & February 21 we will be holding drop-in information sessions at Wistariahurst for interested teachers. At these sessions we will answer questions, assist with the application, and present information regarding institute content.

The “Women Making Change” institute will work to improve competency and comfort in two key areas: 1) Women’s history and 2) The use of primary sources in the classroom. Participants will actively pursue their own research, using archives, objects, and a variety of sources to construct materials for use in the classroom. Along the way they will engage directly with top scholars in the field. Teachers will leave this institute having a better conceptual framework of how to address women’s history in the classroom and how to look critically at representations of women in historical narratives. They will be given the opportunity to undergo basic training as historical researchers including using oral histories, utilizing research archives, handling artifacts, and investigating primary sources.

Full information can be found here: https://wistariahurst.org/women-making-change/