African American History | Presidential

Summer 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2021

We have come to the difficult conclusion that we cannot effectively offer the 2020 UAH Summer Program African American History due to the uncertainty of the Safer at Home orders.  Our main concern is the health and safety of all of our participants and families and there is not enough information available to predict what July will bring.

BENEFITS 

  • Earn 6 graduate credits, for FREE
  • Enrich your curriculum with authentic African American history
  • Enhance your culturally relevant teaching practices
  • Participate in PBE learning in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, for FREE
  • Eligible to earn a $1,000 stipend while participating in PBE learning trips with high school students as a Teacher Leader

The 2020 summber grant is limited to 50 teacher participants.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Face-to-Face and Multi-Media Instruction

July 6-28 | Monday-Friday
 

On-Campus Days

Multi-Media Learning Days

Monday, July 6

Wednesday, July 8

Tuesday, July 7

Thursday, July 9

Tuesday, July 14

Friday, July 10

Wednesday, July 15

Monday, July 13

Thursday, July 16

 

Monday, July 20

 

Monday, July 27

 

Tuesday, July 28

 

 

 

PBE LEARNING TRIPS


Chicago Day Trip

Friday, July 17

St. Louis Overnight Trip 

Tuesday, July 21
Wednesday, July 22
Thursday, July 23

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

 

In the opening week, we will identify the importance of alternate interpretations of history through lecture and group discussion and how those interpretations can change according to group perspectives. Topics will include: African American status throughout history; the role of modern education in African American knowledge and identity; the cultural impact of conflict over African American citizenship; and how educational practices have alienated the African American from modern civic participation.

Through lecture, group work, and guest speakers you will discover African American identity through challenges from the past and present. The group work will give you to tools to recognize the challenges and importance of unity and develop approaches for increasing civic engagement that overcome African American historical experiences of assimilation and acculturation. You will explore the role of systemic racism in the political process, as African Americans move to establish their own political agenda in the 20th and 21st century. We conclude on high note looking at the contribution to democracy through jazz.

On Friday, we embark on the first PBE learning trip to Chicago, IL visiting a museum and other historical sites.

We prepare for and participate in the second PBE learning trip to St. Louis, MO, where we will visit museums, national historic parks, and other historical sites.

The program culminates with the Presidential Academy Showcase. You will present your lesson plan that you have developed demonstrating integration of your learning over the three weeks.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a licensed high school or middle school teacher, preferably teaching in a social studies area. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Only 50 teachers can participate each summer. In the event that the program receives more applications than available spots a wait list will be formed.

Admission to the Presidential Academy will be conducted in two phases.

Phase One is for eligible applicants who participated in the program during summer 2019 and/or are currently employed and teaching in social studies at a target district school (Racine or Kenosha Unified School District.)

Phase Two is for all applicants meeting the eligibility requirements.  Phase Two applications will be accepted, and admission decisions will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the online Presidential Academy program application
  • Ask your Principal  to complete the Principal Recommendation Form
  • Send all transcript(s) from all secondary higher education institutions

Email  |  UAH@uwp.edu 
OR
Mail

UAH Program
UW-Parkside, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Applications for admission to the program will not be reviewed until they are complete.

Phase One - COMPLETE

Phase One - COMPELTE

Phase One Admission Decision: COMPLETE

Phase Two - COMPLETE

Phase Two - COMPLETE

Phase Two Admission Decision: COMPLETE

The following criteria and point system will be used to evaluate applicants in each application phase.   

Criteria for the Selection of Teachers Points (Max 100)
Applicant is a returning participant from previous year and was successful 100
OR  
Applicant is from target districts of KUSD or RUSD 35

Applicant does not have a master’s degree in American history or civics

20
Applicant has taught for less than 5 years in one of the content areas 20
Applicant is recommended by their principal or district C and I administrator 15
Applicant is currently teaching American history or civics 10

 

UNCOVERING AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORICAL NARRATIVE TEACHER LEADER POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMER 2020 POSITION SUMMARY

The Teacher Leader position is a voluntary paid position held during the Uncovering Alternative Histories place-based experiential (PBE) learning trips to Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO during the summer of 2020 through the Presidential Academy program hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies. The Teacher Leader will be responsible for students in their assigned small groups during PBE trips. Teachers must be participants of the Uncovering Alternative Histories Presidential Academy in order to be a teacher leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teacher Leaders will:

• Arrive at UWP 30 minutes prior to departure time for PBE to assist with logistical management

• Be responsible for a small group of students during the PBE trips in Chicago and St. Louis

• Conduct a meeting with assigned students to introduce yourself, explain your role, and ensure that the students understand the expectations/consequences of breaking the code of conduct and the rules of the program prior to the first PBE trip

• Ensure assigned students are on the bus and ready for departure at assigned times throughout the day

• Manage student participants (not other teacher participants) exiting and entering buses, learning sites, rest stops, restaurants, and other locations during PBE trips

• Encourage questions and lead discussion among the small group during PBE trips

• Facilitate questions regarding the logistics of the PBE trips

• Assist with hotel check-in/check-out at the hotel in St. Louis, MO

• Ensure students are in their hotel rooms at the designated times each evening while in St. Louis

• Ensure students wake for breakfast in the morning and are ready to begin the day while in St. Louis, MO

• Ensure assigned students have been picked up or boarded university sponsored transportation at the end of the day. If not picked up with 15 minutes of arrival to campus notify program leaders.

• Report any violation of rules during PBE trips to UWP program leaders

• Maintain professional standards in regard to the relationship with the students. The program leaders will discuss standard operating procedure concerning conduct between teacher leaders and participating students at the orientation meeting

• Not be lodged in the same hotel room as students, nor will they be responsible for their assigned students during the overnight periods.

PBE TRIP DETAILS

Friday, July 17, 2020. Visit various educational sites in Chicago, IL Tuesday, July 21 – Thursday, July 23, 2020. Visit various educational sites in St. Louis, MO

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

• Admitted participant of the Uncovering Alternative Histories Presidential Academy during summer 2020

• Successfully pass a criminal background check

PROGRAM CONTACT

Denise Olstinske | (262) 595-3001 |uah@uwp.edu

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