Dates: Wednesday, July 16 – Friday, July 18
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Where: The Newseum, Washington, DC
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2014
- Participants will be notified by June 6, 2014. Apply Now
In partnership with Annenberg Learner, the Newseum is excited to offer a FREE three-day institute for teachers using new media. This unique professional development opportunity will include hands-on activities, exploration of artifacts from our collection with an archivist, and time to explore the museum independently.
“Speaking of Change” Institute Description
How has freedom of speech been used to spark movements for social change? What techniques have been effective for catalyzing action and securing the historical record? How can you apply these lessons from history to help your students effectively advocate using today’s high- and low-tech tools? Use resources from Annenberg Learner and the Newseum to explore the power of freedom of speech and help your students communicate effectively in traditional and new media.
The institute begins with an examination of speech and social change in history. Teachers analyze various primary sources for expression of freedom of speech and effective techniques. The institute will feature daily curatorial sessions, showcasing primary sources from the Newseum’s extensive collection. Then, participants will look at the opportunities for and challenges of self-expression in today’s media landscape, and use contemporary tools to update historic messages of change. Throughout the workshops, teachers apply what they’ve learned by working with a partner to create a resource or experience to implement during the 2014-2015 school year.
Attendees Will Receive
- Classroom-ready and adaptable resources to implement into existing curriculum.
- Strategies to implement Common Core, C3 and national standards aligned curriculum in the classroom including primary source analysis, media literacy and analyzing historical arguments and research.
- An overview of digital classroom resources from the Newseum and Annenberg Learner in addition to other new media resources that can be used in the classroom.
- Copies of select primary sources used in the curatorial sessions to take back to the classroom.
- A private, behind-the-scenes “Tech Tour” of the Newseum’s production and technology centers.
- A letter of recognition sent to your principal and superintendent.
- Opportunity to submit a session proposal to present and attend a regional or national conference as the guest of Newseum Education and Annenberg Learner.
- Access to Newseum Education staff to personalize a field trip for your class.
- Monthly insider updates from Ed staff on resource, event and program development.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served each day. Teachers outside of the D.C. metro area are encouraged to apply, but transportation and housing are not included.
- Middle and high school teachers, librarians or media resource specialists.
- Active creators of online content, whether through blogs, websites or social communication tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc.).
- Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply in pairs to foster cross-curricular collaboration within the school or school district
- The institute is open to all subject areas, but may be of particular interest to language arts and social studies teachers.
Participant Obligation Agreement
In return for attending the Summer Teacher Institute, educators agree to:
- Complete a pre-institute survey.
- Send an introduction via social media — tweets with institute hashtag and a post on a social media platform of their choice (Facebook, Tumblr, etc.).
During the institute
- Actively tweet or post throughout the day about activities, resources, etc.
- Write a guest entry on the Newseum and Annenberg Learner education blogs.
- Co-host a Google Hangout with the Newseum and Annenberg Learner to expand the professional learning community (PLC) and encourage collaboration with teachers around the country.
- Complete a post-institute survey.
- Implement the resource or experience created during the institute.
- Participate in the Newseum’s Teacher Open House on Oct. 4, 2014. Note: Participation can be an additional blog post prior to Teacher Open House highlighting a specific resource, or participating in a panel that day to share effective, classroom-tested strategies using Newseum and Annenberg Learner resources and new media.
- Participants will be selected via a competitive application process.
- Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 26, 2014
- Participants will be notified by June 6, 2014.
Click here to apply.
Annenberg Learner is the exclusive sponsor of the 2014 Summer Teacher Institute.
(Reposted from the Newseum site.)