Dates: July 13-15 (novice) and July 22-24 (advanced)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day
Where: Newseum, Washington, D.C.
In partnership with Annenberg Learner, the Newseum is excited to offer two FREE three-day institutes for teachers. This unique professional development opportunity will include hands-on activities, exploration of artifacts from our collection with an archivist, and time to explore the museum independently.
Your students use their freedoms of speech and press every day — but how well? Thanks to inventors from Gutenberg to Zuckerberg, your students consume print media, digital media and everything in between. Join Annenberg Learner and the Newseum as we explore the power of freedom of expression and blended learning techniques to develop your students’ literacy skills.
The institute begins by looking backwards — what tools do students need to analyze historical primary sources? What tools and tricks can you use to engage students in the process? Next, we’ll examine the opportunities for and challenges of self-expression in our digital landscape. We’ll conclude with a discussion of the ethical considerations that shape the exercise of freedom of press and speech, and apply those ideas to students’ context.
Throughout the workshops, teachers apply what they’ve learned to integrate technology meaningfully into a class or lesson for the 2015-2016 school year.
This institute is designed for teachers who have limited experience with blended learning. Together, we’ll create accounts and learn the basics of using Twitter, Pinterest and more in the classroom.
This institute is designed for teachers who are active creators of online content, whether through blogs, websites or social communication tools, but are looking for novel applications. Significant time will be dedicated to adapting participants’ existing lesson plans to incorporate new tools and applications.
Advanced Institute Travel Stipends:
This year, we are pleased to offer merit-based travel scholarships of $400 each to four advanced institute participants. Scholarships may be used to cover selected participants’ travel and lodging expenses. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please submit the following with your application:
In return for attending the Summer Teacher Institute, educators agree to:
During the institute