This summer, make your professional development FUN!
Teachers across the country are invited to take part in a national conference featuring practical methods for teaching the Civil War to students. Sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust and Virginia Tech, this sixth annual Summer Teacher Institute will be held July 20 -22, 2007, in Chattanooga, TN.
Education professionals who work with elementary through high school students are encouraged to attend. Participants pre-register for their choice of (2) focused workshops on Friday and Sunday, as well as a full-day field trip on Saturday - to either Lookout Mountain or Chickamauga battlefield.
A mixture of methods and content knowledge will be presented at the institute. The purpose of the program is not to provide a series of lectures; rather, our goal is to help teachers find practical, usable classroom ideas to boost your students’ skill and motivation. And, you will have the opportunity to network with teachers from across the country.
Eminent historian James I. Robertson, Jr. will be featured at this event. Dr. Robertson is a prominent author as well as Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Workshops include Dancing the Civil War, Southern Newspapers, Making Local Connections, The Navies, Country Music and the Civil War, Feeding the Armies, Controversy and the Causes of the Civil War, Patrick Cleburne, Textbook Strategies for Struggling Readers, Feeding the Armies – Logistics, and Period Perspectives on Slavery’s End. Field trip choices include either Chickamauga or Lookout Mountain.
The institute is presented in partnership with Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Virginia Tech will provide 1.5 continuing education units towards professional development. You must indicate on your registration form that you desire a CEU certificate.
Only teachers will be accepted for the program. We are sorry, but no non-teaching spouses or children will be accepted.
Meals are included in registration but participants are responsible for their own lodging. There is no cost, but there is a $50 deposit upon registration which is refundable after teachers attend the program. A block of rooms has been reserved at the host hotel, the Sheraton Read House in downtown Chattanooga.
To register visit www.civilwar.org/historyctandclassrm.htm and download a printable application. You may also request a registration form, or ask questions, by e-mailing Jen Rosenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 301.665.1400. You may also get information at email@example.com.
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