The American Studies Association K-16 Collaboration Committee would like to invite all interested parties to attend the Focus on Teaching day at the annual American Studies Association meeting in Albuquerque, NM, October 16-19, 2008. This day-long program will take place on Saturday, October 18. It will include panels on building high school American Studies programs (8:00-9:45); teaching memoirs and using oral history in the K-16 classroom (4:00-5:45); and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching immigration (6:00-7:45 pm). All panels include a mix of K-12 and college educators who will be discussing the theory and practice of American Studies pedagogy while sharing concrete instructional strategies. All K-16 Collaboration Committee "Focus on Teaching" day activities will take place in the Laguna Room at the Albuquerque convention center.
In addition, we will be hosting a K-16 Collaboration Luncheon on Saturday from 12:00-2:00 (also in the Laguna Room). We are honored to have Lois Rudnick, professor of American Studies and English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and editor of American Identities, offer the keynote address at this year’s lunch. Her talk is entitled, “Change We Can Believe In: American Studies and the (Re)formation of Education.” Please note that the K-16 Luncheon requires a ticket. Please consider signing up for the lunch when you register for the conference (registration can be amended up until October 5-- http://prostores2.carrierzone.com/servlet/theasanet/StoreFront). Tickets can be purchased on site, but only until 5:00 pm October 17, 2008. Cost of tickets is $15 for regular members, $8 for students, $8 for international scholars.
For more information about individual panels, or to learn how to register for the conference, please visit our website: http://www.theasa.net/committee_k16_collaboration. You may also email Jennifer Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Catherine Michna (email@example.com) for more information.
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