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Preserving the History of the Civil Rights Era Seminar

African American Memory: Preserving the History of the Civil Rights Era
Summer Seminar for Middle School and High School Teachers
July 22 – 25, 2014 at Washington University

The Washington University African and African American Studies Program and the University Libraries is accepting applications for a summer seminar. The university will invite ten St. Louis-area middle school and high school educators to study the complex issues surrounding the history and artifacts of the Civil Rights Era.

Led by university faculty, this four-day seminar will provide an in-depth exploration of Washington University’s special collections, including the archives of Henry Hampton, creator of the acclaimed documentary series Eyes on the Prize. In addition, curriculum topics, such as defining the Civil Rights Era, primary source research, visual literacy, preserving the materials and memory of the marginalized, and the rise and fall of the American city will be discussed. Teachers will be introduced to a variety of teaching resources and methods that will enable them to engage students with greater intellectual power. The learning outcomes of African American Memory: Preserving the History of the Civil Rights Era include:

  • Broader understanding of Civil Rights Era history
  • Overview of the latest theories and trends in Civil Rights Era scholarship
  • Increased awareness of locally and digitally available resources
  • Introduction to visual literacy, including the learning potential of historically disregarded cultural material

Sessions will be conducted by faculty, curators and community specialists, including:

  • Dr. Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, Washington University
  • Dr. Jonathan Fenderson, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies, Washington University
  • Dr. Stefan M. Bradley, Director and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Saint Louis University

If accepted, participants receive a $300 stipend and will be expected to:

  • Attend the seminar in its entirety and complete associated readings
  • Incorporate takeaways in their teaching
  • Provide feedback on the seminar as a whole and share any subsequent applications of the knowledge gained

To apply, please submit this application to Nadia Ghasedi, Head of the Visual Media Research Lab, at nghasedi@wustl.edu, by July 1. Required for consideration:

  • A completed application, including a paragraph describing your interest in the seminar and how your participation will impact your students
  • A résumé, including two references

As a follow-up to the four-day summer seminar, fall workshop sessions may also be held, if funding permits, for which an additional stipend will be offered. Summer participants will be encouraged to apply.  More information about the fall workshops will be forthcoming later this summer. Please direct questions to nghasedi@wustl.edu.

July 2013 Top Reads

Show-Me a Movie logotop 5 julyHere are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?

1.  Students Encouraged to Enter Show-Me a Movie
2.  Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards
3.  Integrating Technology Tools in Math to Meet Common Core State Standards
4.  3 C’s + School Librarians = Common Core Success
5.  Tell us who is Making IT Happen…

June 2013 Top Reads

Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?

june top 5
Missouri educators collaborating during the Common Core State Standards and Understanding by Design Summer Institute

(1)   Common Core State Standards and Understanding by Design Summer Institute Brings Together Area Educators

(2)   What Common Core Learning Looks Like in the Classroom and How Leaders Foster It

(3)   Apply for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago

(4)   Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards

(5)   St. Louis Area Libraries Offering Summer Reading Clubs

Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards

imageHow can learning to “read” the visual images we see in news reports and advertisements result in critical thought and media literacy for our students, and how does this type of literacy relate to the Common Core State Standards? In this one day workshop on June 20, we will examine how technology has changed the creation of visual images in news and ads and what that effect has been on our students.  Learn how to help students decipher the messages implicit in visual images while developing lessons that align to talk bubbleCommon Core. Cost: $145 CSD member; $185 non-member | one graduate credit available through Lindenwood University | lunch is not included. Register online.

CSD offers New Technology Workshops this Summer

csd summer workshopsRegistration opens soon for exciting summer instructional technology professional development opportunities!

New sessions offered by the Learning Team and ed tech professionals from around the region include:

•  Are You Ready to Moogle? Combing the Power of Moodle & Google
•  Free Microsoft Tools for the Classroom (prerequisite: PC computer with Windows 7 operating system. These apps will NOT work on a Mac).
•  Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards   
•  How to Use Cell Phones as TOOLS in the Classroom
• 
DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting  
• 
plus much more!

Check back for dates, prices, and even more workshop selections!