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Summer Learning Opportunities

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MIT Museum Summer Teachers-in-Residence
The MIT Museum is seeking middle or high school educators who, in collaboration with the Education & Public Programs team, will teach established science and technology workshops in an informal education environment. Teachers will also develop and implement an independent project that augments current workshops at the MIT Museum. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a behind-the-scene perspective of the Museum, explore current science and technology research at MIT, share your classroom expertise with our staff, and serve as a liaison between the Museum and your school.

Successful applicants will be current middle or high school teachers specializing in science, math and/or engineering. S/he will be interested in collaborating with the Museum's Education & Public Programs team to evaluate existing workshops, expand the Museum's educational offerings, and learn about informal education pedagogy. Must be flexible, detail-oriented and a team player. Summer educator positions are temporary full-time (35 hours/week, M - F | 9:30AM - 5PM) for six weeks, from July 2 - August 10, 2018 (with 1-2 days prior for orientation and training). Compensation of $22-$25/hour will be provided, based on experience. Please send resume and cover letter via email.

Library of Congress 2018 Summer Teacher Institutes –Teaching with Primary Sources
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.
While practicing these teaching strategies, attendees will explore some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available in the Library’s collections. Finally, they will conduct research to identify primary sources and develop an activity related to their classroom content.

Five five-day sessions will be offered this summer:

General Focus – open to K-12 educators across all content areas:

  • June 18-June 22
  • June 25-June 29
  • July 30-August 3

WWI Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach some aspect of WWI as part of their curriculum, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 9-July 13

Science, Technology, and Engineering Focus – recommended for K-12 educators who teach science, technology, or engineering, or collaborate with those who do:

  • July 16-July 20

Tuition and materials are provided at no cost. Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Washington, D.C., and any required overnight accommodations.

Applications are due March 21 and require a letter of recommendation. Read more and apply now >>

US National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
Muslim American History and Life
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 8-27, 2018
Director: Edward Curtis | Website
What does it mean to be both Muslim and American? You are invited to explore this fascinating and important question this coming summer. You will read compelling texts and conduct engaging field trips as you study the diverse facets of Muslim American life, both as grounded in the past and as experienced in the present. As an NEH Summer Scholar, you will reflect on and discuss thirty primary source documents and two major academic monographs; visit two mosques; and make a final presentation about how you will integrate teaching about Muslim Americans into your classroom. The seminar does not promote any one religious or political perspective; its purpose is educational.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Notification Date: March 28, 2018
All Participants Receive a $2,700 Stipend
More information and application available online.

The Woodrow Wilson HistoryQuest Fellowship

 The Woodrow Wilson Academy – launched by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and developed in collaboration with MIT -- seeks to transform the existing model of teacher education by instituting a competency-based program, which shifts the current focus of education from how long candidates must be taught to what they have learned and can do.

The Academy seeks an ELL instructor and a Special Education instructor to guide and support the work of the fellows as they think about working with students. Position hours are flexible.