Monticello Teacher Institute: The Barringer Research Fellowship for Teachers of American History
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 Monticello Teacher Institute (MTI), an immersive professional development opportunity designed to provide social studies teachers the opportunity to research and study at Monticello and the Jefferson Library in Charlottesville, Virginia. With the dual goal of enhancing their classroom teaching and contributing to the collection of digital resources available online at Monticello’s Digital Classroom and Sea of Liberty websites, teachers will collaborate on projects such as lesson plans, curricular units, resource packets, or other creative products rooted in the history of the founding principles and their relevance today. Their onsite experience will be enriched and supported by group excursions, presentations by leading Jefferson scholars, and other focused workshop sessions. Following the weeklong residence, participating teachers will be expected to bring conversations about Jefferson’s ideas and Monticello into their classrooms, schools, and communities.
Applicants will be chosen by a selection committee according to evidence of their success as a teacher; demonstration that the fellowship will relate to the teaching skills and needs of the applicant; and the commitment and qualifications of the applicant to undertake a concentrated study relating to the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, including basic research skills, writing proficiency, and competency using digital education tools and technology.
Fellowships will be awarded to qualified teachers who are employed full-time in the classroom. The Barringer Fellowship grant includes: accommodations during the Fellowship; a stipend of $500; travel costs up to $500; and up to $50 per day for food. Transportation will be provided between in-town accommodations and all Fellowship sessions and excursions.
Participants are asked to submit a final report detailing their Fellowship experience, as well completed educational materials suitable for publication on Monticello’s Digital Classroom or Sea of Liberty websites. The 2015 Barringer Research Fellowship sessions will be offered in two different one-week sessions; July 11 – July 17 and again from July 25-31. The application window for 2015 is now closed; please check back in December for 2016 program dates and application.
The Barringer Fellowship is administered by Monticello’s Education & Visitor Programs Department. Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to email@example.com with "MTI/Barringer Fellowship" in the subject line.
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The Monticello Teacher Institute: The Barringer Research Fellowship for Teachers of American History was made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Barringer II.