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Schedule and Assignments
This is a hybrid institute, which includes a two-week residential component at the New-York Historical Society in New York City and a series of virtual sessions on Zoom from September 2022 through January 2023. Participants must commit to participating in all sessions, in-person and online.
The goal of this structure is to provide ongoing support to participants once the summer session ends and allow the cohort to continue growing and learning together as participants take this new content back into their classrooms. This format will also allow participants extended time to complete and implement their projects, receiving feedback from colleagues and project staff over the course of several months. This is a unique and new approach to NEH institutes, and one that we are very excited to lead!
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Required Final Project
As a culminating project, participants will create and implement a product that connects their students, colleagues, and/or education network to the themes and content of the Institute. This product may take many forms – a series of lessons, a teacher workshop, a project-based learning experience, a new women’s history club or elective, a series of blog entries or podcasts, etc. During the summer, participants will have dedicated work time to develop an action plan with guidance from project staff. Participants will be required to implement their plan during the fall semester. Fall virtual sessions will be used to not only explore new content, but also provide small group planning time so that teachers can share progress and troubleshoot roadblocks. During the January session, participants will present the final outcomes of their efforts and share ideas for next steps.
Optional Extended Dissemination Project
At the conclusion of the Institute in January 2023, a small group of 4-7 participants will be invited to extend their involvement as part of an extended dissemination effort sponsored by the NEH grant. These participants will receive an additional stipend and contribute to the creation of lesson plans, videos, and curriculum materials that will live on New-York Historical Society’s Women & the American Story curriculum website. They will work with curriculum developers, video producers, and other public history professionals to bring the content of the Institute into classrooms in all 50 states. These participants may also be invited to co-present with the project directors at national conferences to further extend the Institute’s reach.
All readings will be sent to participants in advance of the Institute. Each guest faculty member will assign one chapter/article to read in preparation for their session. Participants will be encouraged to refer to the readings while in conversation with faculty. Additional chapters and articles may be suggested—but not required—by visiting faculty. The complete reading list will be posted in early 2022 so that those applicants who receive an offer can review it while making their final decision.
In addition to assigned readings, participants will also use and receive New-York Historical Society curriculum materials in pedagogy sessions.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.