McConnell Center Civic Education Program 2016 Teacher Scholars Program - Citizenship & Statesmanship

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Summer Program
January 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science

Kentucky social studies teachers (grades K-12) are invited to apply for a year-long McConnell Center lecture and seminar series on themes of "Citizenship & Statesmanship." Spring 2017 programming will consider the U.S. presidency. Teachers can earn more than 30 hours of professional development credit through the series and will participate in a summer immersion trip in Summer 2017 (place, dates to be determined).

Anticipated topics for the 2016-17 Teacher Scholars Program include:

  • American Founding: Alexander Hamilton v. John Adams (#TeamHamilton vs. #TeamAdams)
  • The American Soldier in Vietnam
  • Shakespeare & Politics: Leadership Lessons from the Bard
  • Henry Clay: Exemplary Statesman
  • Spring 2017 lectures and seminars will specifically consider the U.S. presidency

Participation is limited to 30 teachers who will be given free books and other resources, study with a nationally-recognized expert each month, take part in a culminating in-depth intellectual and travel experience and be invited to bring students to McConnell Center programming.

Applications are available online and can be submitted electronically, by fax or by postal mail. (See application for more detailed information.)  Enrollment and all professional development opportunities associated with the Center's Teachers Scholars Program are free to those accepted. You are encouraged to strengthen your application by providing ONE or TWO letters of recommendation/ reference from your department chair, principal, superintendent, cooperative director or other individual familiar with your interest in developing personally and as a scholar.

Applications will be given a priority consideration if they are submitted before or by Thursday, September 1, 2016. See the McConnell Center website for more information about this year's program - and to see programs from past years.

Contact Info: 

Sherry Allen, Civic Education & Teacher Programs
Ekstrom Library, McConnell Center
2215 S. 3rd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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