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Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence - Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
Fellowships to Oklahoma social studies teachers seeking to engage students in the fifth and eighth grades with US history. Teachers will attend an intensive workshop in Williamsburg, the restored capital of 18th-century Virginia, where they will be immersed in early-American history.
Participants will be involved in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with early American history as the focus. They will meet with noted historians and character interpreters, take part in re-enactments of 18th-century events, and learn new teaching techniques from mentor teachers as well as from each other. Together with Colonial Williamsburg staff, they will prepare new instructional materials for use in their own classrooms.
Middle school sessions (Eighth Grade) will focus on the emerging American identity from 1606 to 1865.
Upon returning, teachers will be asked to share materials, skills and experiences with fellow teachers through two in-service programs. Participants will become members of Oklahoma’s Colonial Williamsburg Alumni network.
Participants will be expected to:
-Attend the entire five-day Institute and work together as a team, participating fully in all activities, including an end-of-session lesson plan.
-Present two training sessions for fellow teachers in the 2018-19 school year.
-Provide a lesson plan to Colonial Williamsburg using content and techniques learned.
This Institute is offered through private and corporate donations. The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence administers the selection process on behalf of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
The following criteria will be considered by the Selection Committee for both grade levels:
-Demonstrated proficiency in classroom teaching.
-Evidence that the Institute will relate to the teaching needs and skills of the applicant.
-Evidence that the applicant can work well as part of a team.
-Evidence of the ability and willingness to plan, organize and participate in teacher in-service programs to share materials and techniques with others in and out of the applicant’s district.
GrantWatch ID#: 177568
Institute fellowships will cover:
-All program activities.
-Round-trip airfare, room, and board. (Teachers are responsible for three meals.)
-$300 stipend for purchasing materials.
Applciations are accepted from Oklahoma 5th and 8th-grade social studies teachers who teach US history.
The application postmark deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Please use the appropriate application form:
-Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute - 5th Grade Teachers
-Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute - 8th Grade Teachers
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Emily Stratton, Executive Director
Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute
c/o Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
101 Park Ave., Suite 420
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7201
P: (405) 236-0006
F: (405) 236-8590