Teacher Programs

The NJCH Teacher Institute provides professional development programs for New Jersey K-12 educators and recognizes outstanding work by teachers of humanities disciplines.

Questions relating to Teacher Institute programming should be directed to Mary Grace Whealan at mwhealan@njch.org

Applications are now available for submission through an online form. Please direct any questions to MaryGrace Whealan, Program Officer for teacher workshops, at mwhealan@njch.org.  Please note, applications must be submitted in full. 

  • Social Justice in Young Adult Literature
    April 11 & 18 at Montclair State University
    APPLY HERE!
  • Teaching Ferguson and Beyond
    April 24 at Kean University
    APPLY HERE!

 


  • Making Local History Matter
    July 13-15 at Rutgers University – Newark Campus
    APPLY HERE
  • Suffragettes to Senators
    July 20-22 at The Alice Paul Institute
    APPLY HERE

Social Justice in Young Adult Literature

April 11 and 18, 2015 (Saturdays) 9 AM – 5 PM
Montclair  State University

Workshop Leader: Dr. Laura Nicosia, Montclair State University, English Department

Increase student understanding of diversity & various world views. Develop new ways to help students struggling with their place in the world through the use of literary discussion.
Registration: $40.
16 Hours of Professional Development Credit. 

Teaching Ferguson and Beyond

April 24 (Friday) 9 AM – 4 PM
Kean University

Presenters: Dr. Abigail Perkiss, Kean University, and others TBD

Help students think critically while engaging with primary documents & media. Explore contemporary racial & political issues through discussion with activists, legal experts, & historians.
Registration: $30.
7 Hours of Professional Development Credit. 
 

Teacher Seminars

Summer seminars are still in development, so check back March 1!  

Teacher Institute seminars are three-day tuition-free courses; lunch is provided. Activities at the seminars include lectures, discussions,  films, writing workshops, curriculum planning, and opportunities to network with scholars and teaching colleagues.

Making Local History Matter
July 13-15 at Rutgers University – Newark Campus

Suffragettes to Senators
July 20-22 at The Alice Paul Institute

Teachers tell us:

  • NJCH has made learning come alive for me, and that always makes it easier to bring learning alive for my students.
  • It’s like camp for educators – I left inspired with big ideas.
  • The varied content knowledge helps me connect the curriculum to individual students’ lives and interests; they see the world differently.
  • I find new ways to help my students explore themselves as citizens of a world outside my classroom.
  • It’s like camp for educators – I left inspired with big ideas.
  • There’s a breadth and depth of information that is so useful.
  • Talking with other teachers gets me inspired. I’m rejuvenated hearing about their experiences.
  • I can focus on developing content and craft.

.

Bookmark and Share