The American Social History Project, Vanderbilt University, and Maryville College are pleased to announce a faculty development workshop (July 18-23, 2004) to be held at Maryville College in east Tennessee, just 20 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and minutes from the Knoxville Airport.
Learning to Look: Teaching Humanities with Visual Images and New Media is designed for college/university faculty and secondary school teachers who are seeking to integrate new media-the most recent technological tools-into their humanities curriculum.
One of several workshops scheduled next summer, Learning to Look is associated with the New Media Classroom program, a series of workshops coordinated by the American Social History Project and initially sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This latest series of workshops, held across the US, emphasize the importance of using visuals in history, literature, and American studies classrooms that have traditionally focused on textual evidence.
The weeklong summer institute will be held at Maryville College July 18-23, 2004. Dr. Peter Felten of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Deandra Little of the University of Virginia, and Dr. Chad Berry of Maryville College, all Learning to Look national faculty, will lead the workshop.
During the week, participants will examine the possible pedagogical impacts of these new technologies and the questions they raise for teaching and learning-e.g., how can we teach our students to read images critically, or how might innovative techniques like digital storytelling change the way our students learn? Most importantly, this 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.
Plan active learning strategies for using visuals and other new media with their students.
Use scheduled working time to develop projects for their own courses in a technology-rich environment.
More detailed information and the institute's application form is available online at:
Applications are due by April 15, 2004. Early applications are encouraged, and we will review and accept applicants before the deadline. Selection will be finalized no later than April 29.
Division of Humanities
Maryville, TN 37804
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