African American History | Presidential
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.
- 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
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
Applicants must be a licensed high school or middle school teacher, preferably teaching in a social studies area.
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
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.
APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES
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|
|Applicant is from target districts of KUSD or RUSD||35|
Applicant does not have a master’s degree in American history or civics
|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|
VOLUNTARY TEACHER LEADER INFORMATION
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.
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
• Admitted participant of the Uncovering Alternative Histories Presidential Academy during summer 2020
• Successfully pass a criminal background check