Guest Post by
Teacher Programs & Curriculum Coordinator
National World War II Museum
New Orleans, LA
504.528.1944 ext. 264
I am delighted to announce that the application window for the National WWII Museum’s second annual Summer Teacher Institute is now OPEN! This is an intensive and exciting professional development opportunity designed primarily for teachers of high school social studies. The Institute will be led by renowned historian and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Donald L. Miller, and will focus on strategies for teaching about World War II in Europe.
The program will begin with an intensive weeklong seminar here at the Museum in New Orleans in July 2017, and will end in July 2018 with a trip to Normandy, France, where participants will explore the site of the D-Day landings, the largest amphibious military invasion in history. During the school year in between, participants will work with Museum educators to craft professional development presentations to share what they have learned with other teachers in their areas. Participants will also be eligible to receive six hours of graduate credit. This program is generously funded by a grant from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation in New Orleans – teachers will receive room and board in New Orleans and Normandy, a travel stipend, and all seminar readings free of charge. Graduate credits are also free for those who choose to receive them.
Full details about the program, important dates, eligibility requirements, and the application are located on this page: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/institute. Please share this call for applications widely with the high school social studies teachers in your area, and let me know if there are other local organizations I should contact to help spread the word about this exciting opportunity.