Cerritos College is pleased to announce its selection as a Regional Center for the New Media Classroom Program (NMC). The NMC was developed by the City University of New York's American Social History Project (ASHP) with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The objective of the NMC is to provide an ongoing professional development program aimed at guiding secondary and post-secondary faculty in incorporating new media technology into the teaching of disciplines associate with American Studies.
To launch this program, Cerritos College will host a week-long Summer Institute. Scheduled from August 7-11, the institute will use the project theme, "Points of Dissent/Points of Agreement: Exploring Racism and Cultural Diversity in Los Angeles" as the focal point of inquiry. The institute will feature Randall Bass, Director of the American Studies Association's Crossroads Project, and will also include faculty and directors from other regional centers of the NMC. Bass and his associates will help to frame discussions and lead inquiries enabling participants to discuss new scholarship, examine new media resources, and develop strategies for incorporating new technologies in their teaching. The essential purpose of the week-long effort is to create a foundation for participants to begin developing activities and resources to be implemented in the 2000-2001 academic year.
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