Monday, April 23, 2012

If You've Ever Wanted to Attend the Western History Association Conference...

Now's your chance.

The Western History Association and the Charles Redd Center are sponsoring four K-12 Teaching Awards that will enable awardees to attend the Western History Association Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 4-7, 2012.

The Award will include the following: conference registration, award banquet ticket, ticket to the opening reception, and $500 towards conference related costs including: hotel, travel, conference tours, or Continuing Education Credits.

*Application Materials Must Include:*
   - Resume
   - Short statement of how winning the award will benefit your students (no more than one page)
   - One letter of recommendation (Principal, Administrator, colleague, etc)
   - Lesson plan on the American West (any grade level K-12). The lesson plan must include examples of Active Learning and Assessment and be factually correct. All lessons should include a bibliography of both materials and sources used to create the lesson as well as historical scholarship upon which the lesson is based.
* Lesson plans must also adhere to the scoring guidelines in the rubric.  For rubric, see http://www.westernhistoryassociation.org/awards/

Award Recipients will be asked to present a part of their lesson at the conference to other teachers.

All files should be submitted either in Word or .pdf document formats and saved as YOUR NAME_TITLE

*Deadline for 2012 award submission: August 6, 2012*

Award details can be found at http://www.westernhistoryassociation.org/awards/  

Please direct all materials and questions to Leisl Carr Childers (Leisl.Carr-Childers@nau.edu).

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