Migration is a critical global issue in world history and contemporary events. Indeed, this week the European Union met to respond to the growing influx of migrants into EU member states from Africa, many of whom cross the Mediterranean Sea at great personal risk. As educators we need to help students place these recent events in the context of world history asking questions like “What are the catalysts for migration?” and “How are migrants perceived and received?”
In light of the growing relevance of migration in scholarship and K-12 teaching, I am pleased to announce a 2015 Summer Teacher Institute “Migration in Global Context: History, Narrative and Project-based Learning” August 3-5, 2015 with additional workshops during academic year 2015-2016. The CSU History Department has partnered with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County to offer the institute which is also generously supported by Ohio Humanities, an NEH state affiliate.
Here is the official announcement and link to application materials due May 29:
The Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County and Cleveland State University’s Department of History invite Ohio K-12 educators, administrators, and educational professionals from any discipline to apply for a 2015 summer institute and follow up programs AY 2015-16 for Migration in Global Context: History, Narrative and Project-Based Learning. This program is funded in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Shelley Rose from the Cleveland State University Department of History is the academic director for the project.
The Summer Institute will take place August 3rd through 5th at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, where humanities scholars will lead exploration about local, national and global migration themes. Master teachers will demonstrate humanities-based interdisciplinary and project-based methods for teaching and learning. Participants will engage in small group discussion, field experiences, and consult with humanities scholars and master teaches to develop curricular units or materials for their own classroom use. Follow-up workshops during Fall and Spring 2015-16 will include a gallery walk of art works on migration themes at Cleveland Museum of Art, and workshops at Cleveland State for book discussion, film viewing, and a teacher symposium with keynote speaker and migration scholar Dr. Tiffany Trimmer of the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse.
Benefits include educational materials, one graduate credit paid by the grant, opportunity to purchase additional graduate credits at a reduced rate through Cleveland State, admissions, field experiences, networking and engagement with educators from around the state, extended professional development focused on humanities disciplines, among other benefits. Limited lodging or mileage subvention is available for participants from around the state.
The program is limited to 20 participants by application. The application is due by May 29th to Nadine Grimm at the ESC of Cuyahoga County at Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax, or via mail. Please see the application form and benefits list. Participants will be notified of acceptance by June 1st. For those accepted, a fee of $30 is due by June 10th (payable to the ESC of Cuyahoga County) to confirm registration and to cover costs not paid by the grant.