The American Social History Project, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, and Maryville College are pleased to announce a faculty development workshop (June 8-13, 2003) to be held at Maryville College in east Tennessee, within sight of and just 20 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Learning to Look (LtL) is designed for secondary school teachers and college faculty who are seeking to expand the use of visual images in history, literature, and American studies classrooms that have traditionally focused on textual evidence.
The Maryville LtL institute is just one of several related workshops to be held this summer across the U.S., coordinated by the American Social History Project.
Maryville LtL will begin with a weeklong summer institute to be held at Maryville College June 8-13, 2003. Dr. Peter Felten of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Chad Berry of Maryville College, both Learning to Look national faculty, will lead the workshop.
Dr. Peter Frederick of Wabash College (winner of the American Historical Association’s Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001) will serve as keynote speaker.
The Maryville institute will allow participating faculty to
rethink their traditional classroom practice;
explore a wide range of visual sources available for teaching and research;
work with scholars and educators who have pioneered teaching humanities with new technologies; and
develop active learning strategies for using visuals and other new media with their students.
Returning to their schools for the 2003-2004 academic year, participating faculty will apply the strategies they developed during the summer institute, take part in regular online discussions, and participate in a follow-up meeting at Maryville or Vanderbilt in 2004.
The Maryville LtL program will involve a diverse group of humanities educators. We believe secondary and post-secondary educators have much to gain from collective conversation about curriculum and teaching. The workshop seeks leaders in the field of new media education and those who have only begun their exploration. Our goal is to work together to discover ways to make visual resources more useful to a broader range of humanities teachers and students.
GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES
The Maryville LtL program is open to high school and college humanities educators who teach courses in or related to history, culture and society. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest and experience in:
Teaching in a related discipline
Exploring the ways that visual evidence and other new media can enhance learning
Using inquiry-based classroom pedagogies;
Expanding their professional knowledge and teaching repertoires.
Participants will attend the summer institute held at Maryville College (June 8-13, approximately 8:30-4:30 daily, except for the first and last day of the institute), and will engage in follow-up activities including classroom use of the visual and new media resources of their choice.
The institute’s application form is available online at our website. Applications are due by April 14, 2003. Early applications are encouraged, and we will review and accept applicants before the deadline. Selection will be finalized no later than April 28.
Attending faculty will be charged a registration fee of $425. The fee covers the costs of materials, private lodging on the Maryville College campus, meals during the summer institute (breakfast, lunch and dinner each day), and expenses related to our yearlong activities – in other words, the $425 pays for everything BUT travel to and incidental expenses during the institute. Those who do not require lodging will be charged $300. A limited amount of financial support is available. If assistance is requested, include with your application a note explaining your situation.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, see our website.
Nashville, TN 37235-1537
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