Teacher Programs

Our History of Supporting Teachers

For over twenty years, NJCH has been a leader in providing humanities-based professional development to New Jersey K-12 teachers. As the years have passed, we have been happy to see a wealth of new resources, both online and in person, become available to humanities educators. As these new programs have grown, we have also observed decreased demand for our traditional workshops. Beginning in 2016, we will no longer offer teacher workshops.

Teachers inspire us to love learning and are essential to the health of the humanities. To continue to support teachers, we will open our grantmaking to teacher professional development programs. During this transition, we will also use this website to share upcoming opportunities for New Jersey educators.

TOY Lambert

Congratulations to Dawn Lambert, Burlington City High School, our 2015 Teacher of the Year!

NJCH is proud to celebrate excellence in New Jersey Humanities education.  The 2015 selection committee took particular note of the innovative and imaginative nature of Dawn Lambert’s teaching and her enthusiastic dedication to students through humanities education. Lambert’s commitment to interdisciplinary teaching is more than evident through recommendations from students and colleagues alike. Please help us congratulate Ms. Lambert and Burlington City High School!

Opportunities for Teachers

NJCH is happy to share these opportunities with New Jersey Teachers.

July 11-14, 2016
Stockton University

This four-day institute explores strategies for interpreting a wide range of American literary texts and material objects, including stories, poems, folktales, memoirs, and quilts and is designed for both English/language arts and social studies teachers.

For additional information visit: http://blogs.stockton.edu/humanities

June 26–July 22, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Benefits include a $3,300 stipend to defray travel, lodging, and study expenses. Applications are due March 1, 2016.

Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored program will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms.

For additional information visit: http://www.gildedandprogressive.org

July 10–16 or July 17–23, 2016
Adirondacks, New York

Benefits include a $1200 stipend to defray travel, lodging, and study expenses. Applications are due March 1, 2016

Spend an unforgettable week at the Great Camps of the Adirondacks to explore Gilded Age America from the unique perspective of the wilderness. These camps, now all National Historic Landmark sites, preserve the original buildings and serve as “history labs” for us to puzzle through the ironies and historic themes related to the Gilded Age’s American “wilderness.”

For additional information visit: http://www2.cortland.edu/foreverwild/

The Community Foundation of NJ and the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the new Field Trip New Jersey fund. This fund will provide transportation grants of up to $700 to help schools take kids on field trips to arts and culture events/venues, historic landmarks, nature preserves, and college campuses.

For additional information visit: http://fieldtripnj.org/

Siena College, Albany, New York
June 19-25 and June 26-July 2, 2016

Applications are due March 1, 2016

Siena College will host this NEH Landmark Workshops for teachers. Participants will:

  • Engage in interactive seminars with scholars.
  • Tour Hancock Shaker Village, Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon and Watervliet Shaker Historic District.
  • Examine rare Shaker manuscripts and artifacts at the New York State Museum and New York State Library.
  • Learn how to utilize Shaker materials in the classroom and bring the fascinating history of the Shakers to life for contemporary students.

Benefits include a $1200 stipend.

For applications and additional information visit: www.siena.edu/shakerworkshop

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