African American History | Presidential

Summer 2020

PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY FOR TEACHERS

Explore the African American narrative in historical events from a local and national perspective.  Discover how slavery permeated African American history through education, disenfranchisement, and segregation.  Relate radical reconstruction of the 19th century to the political, cultural, and social activism of the 21st century.

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 we will you will discover African American identity through challenges from the past and present. Through Group work, we will recognize the challenges and importance of unity and develop approaches for increasing civic engagement that overcome African American historical experiences of assimilation and acculturation. We will l 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 - Target District Applications Opens: Monday, November 11, 2019

Phase One - Target District Application Ends: Friday, January 10, 2020

Phase One Admission Decision: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Phase Two - Regular Application Opens: Saturday, January 11, 2020*

Phase Two - Regular Application Closes: Friday, May 29, 2020

Phase Two Admission Decision: continuously on a first-come-first serve basis after Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

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

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