Source: USHMM Teacher Fellowship
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Museum Teacher Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Each year up to 20 educators in grades 7 through 12 and community college faculty are designated as new Museum Teacher Fellows. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations.
The applications for the 2011-2012 program are due March 17, 2014.
Since 1996 the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program has developed a national corps of 314 skilled educators who serve as the core of the Museum’s efforts to ensure quality Holocaust education in secondary schools. Teacher Fellows organize conferences, lead workshops, write curricula, serve on boards of Holocaust museums and education centers, lead study trips to Holocaust sites, and serve as conduits to the Museum for educators, institutions, professional organizations, and community groups in their regions.
Fellows participate in the Pines, Sarna, Statfeld Summer Institute for the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program held at the Museum in Washington, DC. This five-day, all-expenses-paid institute is designed to immerse fellows in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the institute, they are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, colleges, communities, or professional organizations. In July of the following year, they attend a follow-up program at the Museum to assess their efforts and to continue their study of the Holocaust with Museum staff and noted speakers.
The Museum welcomes applications from community college faculty and middle and high school teachers of history, social studies, foreign languages, English, and journalism. Librarians and instructional media specialists are encouraged to apply as well, and the Museum will also consider other content areas. Applicants must teach in United States schools and have taught the Holocaust for a minimum of five years.
Get further information and online application at the program web page.