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Fall 2013 Trainings
The History & Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
Date: October 4 – 5, 2013
Location: UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government
*This training is currently full, but applications are still being accepted for the waitlist*
North Carolina’s social studies teachers are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium (www.civics.org) and Playmakers Repertory Company for two engaging days exploring the rich history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Teachers will return to the role of students themselves as University scholars trace the history of the Movement from the 1930s up to today, considering the civil rights struggle within the broader sweep of American history and exploring what the enduring significance of this movement is for all of us.
Participants will also attend Playmakers Repertory’s production of The Mountaintop (http://www.playmakersrep.org/mountaintop), which imagines Martin Luther King’s last night at the Lorraine Motel. The powerful and heartbreaking tale will allow teachers to explore King the man, an ordinary individual who achieved the extraordinary, and helped us change the way we look at each other as human beings.
In addition, teachers will participate in and receive sample lesson plans on the topics and themes covered throughout the two days, designed for easy implementation in the middle and high school classroom, as well as dialogue with one another regarding ideas, resources and best practices for teaching this complex history. For those who cover civil rights and African American history in their classrooms, this two day event is not to be missed!
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE
- 1.5 Renewal Credits
- Access to historical experts
- Lesson plans and pedagogical training from the NC Civic Education Consortium
- Admittance into “The Mountaintop” at Playmakers Repertory Theatre
- Dinner on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday
- Single occupancy hotel accommodations Friday night for participants residing more than 90 round-trip miles from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Additional details and the registration form are available here.
Cancellation for Consortium Trainings
The NC Civic Education Consortium is dedicated to assisting teachers by providing free trainings, materials, participant meals, etc. The Consortium does not require a deposit or fee to attend our trainings; therefore, we ask that registered participants needing to cancel do so at least one week prior to the training date. Please understand that participants who do not cancel their spot in a timely fashion prevent teachers on the waiting list from participating.
In addition to the free teacher trainings offered by the Consortium, educators can also register to attend the numerous seminars offered by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values (the Program.) While these lectures are designed for a general audience and will not include pedagogical training, they are an excellent way for teachers to broaden their content knowledge in various subjects as life-long-learners.
Scholarships covering 50% of the tuition are available for all Adventures in Ideas seminars for currently employed full-time teachers, librarians, and administrators in K-12 public and private schools and community colleges. These teacher scholarships for general seminars are made possible by generous donors to the Humanities Program. Check out the listing of general programs offered by the Program in the Humanities & Human Values here.
If you see a general program you would like to attend, take the following steps to apply for the 50% discount:
- If filling out the paper registration form, complete and sign the “Attention Teachers” portion of the form and enclose payment for the remainder of the tuition (that is, the full tuition less the 50% discount) and optional meals. If registering online, please follow the instructions listed on our registration page.
- Funding restrictions do not allow us to award scholarships to substitute or retired teachers. The Program’s “first time participant’s discount” or a “three or more discount” may not be combined with a teacher scholarship.
- Should you need to cancel your participation, $30 is non-refundable. Reservations for optional meals may be cancelled up to noon two business days before a seminar.
- Applications without a signature or payment cannot be processed and will be returned.
- Please note that scholarships are not needed for any event hosted by the Program’s Civic Education Consortium, which are free of charge to teachers. Scholarships are only needed for the Program in the Humanities & Human Values’ general programs.
Teachers who attend PHHV’s general seminars also have the chance to win a travel stipend via the Daisy Edminster Fund!
The Daisy Edmister Teacher Support Fund, established by Mr. Russell Edmister, honors the memory of his mother, Daisy M. Edmister. The Fund offers a limited number of $50 awards to currently-employed, full-time, K-12 and community college teachers who attend our seminars. These stipends will be awarded expressly to help teachers defray their costs of travel, lodging, and the payment of substitute teachers. At each of the Program’s general seminars, one name of an attending educator will be randomly drawn to receive the $50 award. (Please note that awards are not offered at Civic Education Consortium events, since they are free of charge.) Educators and librarians are eligible for one stipend per semester. For more information, please call 919.962.1544.
NEW: Scholarships for Teachers at Raleigh Charter High School
Thanks to a generous gift from Novie Beth Ragan Gad, whose children are graduates of Raleigh Charter, both full and part-time teachers at Raleigh Charter High School are eligible to receive a scholarship to any Humanities Program seminar. Funds will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the seminar. For information, please call 919.962.1544.
The Consortium also offers customized trainings for individual schools, school districts, and extra-curricular programs (i.e., 4-H, Youth Councils, etc.) We can also organize a professional development retreat for your group at UNC-Chapel Hill. Costs vary. To learn more about our customization options, as well as our trainings for after school and youth leadership programs, please contact Christie Hinson Norris at 919.843.9387 or email@example.com.
Professional Development Spotlight
From Segregation to Civil Rights: A Journey through North Carolina’s History
On January 14th, 2008, the NC Civic Education Consortium hosted a training for North Carolina history educators on teaching about our state’s diverse past.