Uncovering an Alternative Historical Narrative

 

 

Diverse Contributions to American History and Civics

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has been awarded a grant to offer local high school students and teachers an opportunity to earn FREE COLLEGE CREDITS by studying diverse cultural contributions to US History.  This program will be offered every July in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The courses will explore the historical narratives of groups that have experienced and participated in the making of history, but whose narratives have been mediated, appropriated, or erased. 

Each year of the project will focus on an alternative narrative of groups that have experienced history, and in that experience, have participated in the making of history.  The first year of the program will focus on the Native American Narrative, the second on the African American Narrative, and the third and final year on the Hispanic American Narrative.

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS


The Presidential Academy Highlights

Participants must be a licensed High School Social Studies teacher

The Presidential Academy enables teachers to interact, mentor, and engage students during the PBEs (Place-Based Experiential field trips), offering teachers the opportunity to utilize what they have learned about the practical past in a setting that is conducive to emotive learning.  Each day of onsite instruction will contain periods of instruction, discussion, application, and group work.
 

  • Earn 6 graduate credits each summer at no cost.
  • Be exposed to minority historical paths, and to see oneself in the history
  • Engage with state and national experts in the field of study
  • Travel to National Parks and National Monument sites for hands-on placed-based learning experiences
  • There is availability to earn a stipend while participating in place-based learning trips

The Teacher Leader position is a voluntary paid position held during the place-based experiential (PBE) learning trips to Chicago, IL and Bayfield, WI.   

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Participate in leading a small group of students during the PBE’s
  • Provide group management of student participants (not other teacher participants) exiting and entering the buses, learning sites, and other locations
  • Encourage questions and lead discussion among the small group
  • Facilitate questions regarding the logistics of the trip(s)

STIPEND AMOUNT 
Participating teachers  will earn a $1,000 stipend

PBE TRIPS

Friday, July 19, 2019

  • Assist with bus management
  • Leave UW-Parkside at approximately 8:00am
  • Visit the American Indian Center of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Visit the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Chicago, IL
  • Return to UW-Parkside at approximately 4:30pm

Monday, July 22–Thursday, July 25, 2019

  • Assist with bus management
  • Leave UW-Parkside at approximately 8:00am
  • Arrive at the Legendary Waters Resort in Bayfield, WI approximately 4:00pm
  • Assist with student room check-in
  • Perform duties above on Tuesday and Wednesday of the PBE
  • Assist with student check-out of rooms
  • Assist with bus management
  • Return to UW-Parkside at approximately 4:30pm on Thursday, July 25th

The teacher leaders will be responsible for students in their small groups from approximately 8 am–5 pm. Teacher leaders WILL NOT be lodging in the same room as students nor will they be responsible for their student group during the overnight periods. Teachers must be participants of the Presidential Academy in order to be a teacher leader.

FAQ’S for SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

When will I need to be available this summer to attend the program?
You will need to present to Parkside for instruction from 9am-4pm for a total of 11 days (July 8-18 and July 29-30). July 19, 2019 is a field trip from Parkside to Chicago. July 21-25 is a trip from Parkside to Bayfield, WI.

What content or courses do you consider to be social studies or civics?
We consider a social studies or civics teacher to teach content in any of the following areas: anthropology, civics, economics, geography, government, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

I have a couple of days scheduled for vacation during the dates of the program. Can I still participate?
No, this is a three-week intensive program, daily attendance is mandatory. You must attend each day for the scheduled 7-hour instruction. The placed-based learning field trips are also mandatory.

How much will this program cost me?
The program is FREE to all participants. This includes college tuition, personal use of iPad throughout the program, a light breakfast and lunch each day on Parkside campus, all transportation for field trips, all participation events during field trips, all meals during field trips, all lodging during field trips, and daily shuttle bus usage if needed.

Do I need to buy books or supplies?
No. You will receive a loaned iPad for use throughout the program. This iPad will be used to access electronic course material, discussion groups, videos, PowerPoints, etc. Students will be personally responsible for bringing their iPad to instruction each day, as well as on field trips, fully charged and in functional operation. You will not need to purchase any other supplies. 

What does a typical day look like?
Breakfast will be available from 8:30-9:00 am outside of the classroom. The full instructional day will run from 9 am–4 pm. You will have a couple of breaks during the day in addition to a 45-minute lunch. During the day you can expect to engage in lecture based instruction, discussion in small groups, group activities, watch a content related documentary or movie, listen to guest speakers, and have individual work time. You will be graded on participation, group work, individual work and your final lesson plan.

Do I need to bring a lunch each day?
No. Parkside will provide lunch each day during the program. Light breakfast will also be available.

What if I have food allergies?
Please include this information in your application materials or contact us at UAH@uwp.edu if you’ve already applied. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated for individuals with specific needs. 

What are the responsibilities for teacher leaders?
Teachers leaders oversee a small group of students on the Place-Based Learning field trips. The program anticipates group sizes to be between 3-6 students. Responsibility will include group management exiting and entering the buses, sites, and any other locations, as well as encouraging questions and discussion among the small group. Additionally, questions regarding the logistics of the trip will be handled within this group format. Teachers WILL NOT be lodging in the same room as students nor being responsible for their student group during the overnight periods. Teachers must be participants of the Presidential Academy in order to be a teacher leader.

Do Teacher Leaders get free time on field trips?
Yes. Teacher Leaders will get free time while on the Bayfield, WI field trip. Each day will be scheduled from approximately 9 am–5 pm with place-based learning activities. Teacher Leaders will have the rest of the day and night as free time.

I am physically disabled, can I participate?

Please email us at UAH@uwp.edu with questions or concerns.

What will you do if there is inclement weather during the Chicago and Bayfield, WI field trips?
All field trips will continue as scheduled unless it is determined that the weather is too dangerous to proceed. We recommend that you check the weather forecast of your destination and pack accordingly. Umbrellas are not permitted on tour. We recommend that you pack a rain poncho or other waterproof clothing should the forecast call for rain.

If I'm eligible and accepted into the program all three years, can I combine the accumulated graduate credits with additional coursework to earn a master's degree?

The College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies offers a Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies with a concentration in Content Expertise for the Professional Educator. Interested social studies teachers with a bachelor's degree would be eligible to use these credits toward progress in this master's degree program. Pathways for educators with content expertise in sociology and political science are already created. We are in the process of working with our history department to add another concentration pathway. In addition to the 18 concentration credits potentially gained from the UAH grant program, graduate students would need an additional 15 credits in our CORE set of courses for degree completion. To view more information on the master's program, look here.

Teachers who have recieved an admitted student letter must demonstrate their INTENT TO ENROLL by completing the action items below:

1. ATTEND ONE MANDATORY ORIENTATION DATE

Admitted teachers must attend ONE orientation session below. Pre-registration is required. Link to register for a session was sent in the admitted teacher letter. To request the link be sent again, please email UAH@uwp.edu 

Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:00-6:00PM @ UW-Parkside, Molinaro D132 - ALL TEACHERS (6:00-7:00PM - INTERESTED TEACHER LEADERS)

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30-10:30am @ UW-Parkside, Molinaro D132 - ALL TEACHERS (10:30AM-11:30AM - INTERESTED TEACHER LEADERS)

UW-Parkside, Molinaro D132 

900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144

Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Lot, Lot A. Enter the left hand building underneath the overhead walking bridge and follow the signs to Molinaro D132.

2. COMPLETE THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM APPLICATION, BY FOLLOWING THE PDF TUTORIAL

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


The Congressional Academy Highlights

Participants must be a high school junior or senior.

The Congressional Academy enables students to interact, engage, and be mentees to teachers during the PBEs (Place-Based Experiential field trips), offering students the opportunity to utilize what they have learned about the practical past in a setting that is conducive to emotive learning.  

  • Earn 3 college history credits each summer at no cost to student
  • Exposure to minority historical paths, and to see oneself in the history
  • Participate in a Chicago walking tour of a historic neighborhood
  • Engage with state and national experts in the field of study
  • Travel to National Parks and National Monument sites for hands-on place-based learning experiences
  • Now that the application deadline has passed, PLEASE CONTACT US TO SEE IF THERE ARE AVAILABLE SPOTS TO APPLY: UAH@uwp.edu 

PRIORITY APPLICATION PERIOD*

January 5, 2019–March 1, 2019

Eligibility 
Applicant must be a junior or senior (determined by 2019-2020 school year); submit the following to the program: a completed application for the program, a completed Parental Consent Form, a transcript; and the teacher or Principal recommendation form (must be received by email or mail).

Applicants from the below districts or schools will be given priority application and enrollment consideration as a requirement of the grant funding the program.

  • Kenosha Unified School District high school
  • Racine Unified School District high school
  • St. Catherine’s high school in Racine
  • Racine Lutheran high school 

OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD

March 2, 2019–June 1, 2019

Eligibility 
Applicant must be a junior or senior (determined by 2019-2020 school year) and enrolled in high school; submit the following to the program: a completed program application, a completed Parental Consent Form, a transcript; and the teacher or Principal recommendation form (must be received by email or mail). 

*Note: If the program does not enroll 100 students from the priority application period we will open the applications to any student meeting the eligibility criteria on a first come, first serve basis. Order of open enrollment applications will be based on when a completed application is received at UAH@uwp.edu. A completed application consists of all required application components listed on the application form.

FAQ’s for HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

When will I need to be available this summer to attend the program? 
You will need to be present at Parkside for instruction from 9 am-4 pm for a total of 9 days (July 15-18, July 29-August 2). July 19, 2019 is a field trip from Parkside to Chicago. July 22-25 is a trip from Parkside to Bayfield, WI.

I have a couple of days scheduled for vacation during the dates of the program. Can I still participate? 
No, this is a three-week intensive program, daily attendance is mandatory. You must attend each day for the scheduled 7-hour instruction. The placed-based learning field trips are also mandatory.

I’m a current high school senior. Can I still apply? 
No, high school seniors will not be returning to a high school classroom in 2019-2020 so you are not eligible to apply.

How will I get to Parkside each day? 
There are two ways you can plan to get to Parkside each day. 

  1. You can drive to campus each day. The campus is open each day as early as 6am, in case parents need to drop students off before the program begins. Students should be dropped off at the circular drive at the Student Center, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha WI. Parking on campus will be an option for those who drive themselves.
  2. Parkside will provide a shuttle bus to campus each day. One bus from a KUSD high school and one bus from a RUSD high school will be available each day. Location of shuttle bus drop off/pick up will be determined by April 2019. You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the high school shuttle bus site each day.

How much will this program cost me or my family?
Nothing, the program is FREE to all participants. This includes college tuition, personal use of iPad throughout the program, a light breakfast and lunch each day on Parkside campus, all transportation for field trips, all participation events during field trips, all meals during field trips, all lodging during field trips, and daily shuttle bus usage if needed.

Do I need to buy books or supplies?
No. You will receive a loaned iPad for use throughout the program. This iPad will be used to access electronic course material, discussion groups, videos, PowerPoints, etc. Students will be personally responsible for bringing their iPad to instruction each day, as well as on field trips, fully charged and in functional operation. You will not need to purchase any other supplies. 

What does a typical day of the program look like?
Breakfast will be available from 8:30-9 am outside of the classroom. The full instructional day will run from 9 am–4 pm. You will have a couple of breaks during the day in addition to a 45-minute lunch. During the day you can expect to engage in lecture based instruction, discussion in small groups, group activities, watch a content related documentary or movie, listen to guest speakers, and have individual work time. You will be graded on quizzes, participation, group work, and individual work.

Will these college credits transfer?
The college credits from successful completion of the program will transfer to any UW College. Within the UW system, the credits will transfer as a history course, with the possibility of being considered a diversity course. Outside of the UW System, credit transferability is up to the individual receiving institution.

Do I need to bring a lunch each day?
No. Parkside will provide lunch each day during the program. Light breakfast will also be available.

What if I have food allergies?
Please include this information with your application materials or contact us at UAH@uwp.edu if you’ve already applied. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated for individuals with specific needs. 

Do I need to bring money on the trips?
No. All food, events, and lodging will be paid for by the program. If you’d like to bring spending money, you are more than welcome, but all necessities will be provided for you. 

What if I miss the bus?
If you miss the shuttle bus you will have to find your own transportation to Parkside. If you are marked absent you may be asked to withdraw from the program.

What if I miss the bus on field trip days?
If you miss the shuttle bus you will have to find your own transportation to Parkside. If you are marked absent you may be asked to withdraw from the program.

Can I share a room with a friend when we go on the field trip?
We will do our best to accommodate all requests. You will be asked to make rooming requests during your first week. 

Can my friend be in the program with me?
If your friend is a current sophomore or junior please encourage them to apply! Only 100 local high school student will be admitted into the program each summer. Priority application deadline is March 1st, 2019.

If I get a low grade, what are the consequences?
This program provides you with the opportunity to take a real college. All college grades go on your permanent record. Before enrolling, make sure you are ready for the demanding work a college class will require, or it could hurt your chances at college acceptance and financial aid. Colleges require that students be in good academic standing and measure this by cumulative GPA. Good academic standing requires a GPA of 2.0 or higher, so for this course you must get a C or better to be in good academic standing. 

I am physically disabled, can I participate?

Please email us at UAH@uwp.edu with information regarding your concerns.

What will you do if there is inclement weather during the Chicago and Bayfield, WI field trips?

All field trips will continue as scheduled unless it is determined that the weather is too dangerous to proceed. We recommend that you check the weather forecast of your destination and pack accordingly. Umbrellas are not permitted on tour. We recommend that you pack a rain poncho or other waterproof clothing should the forecast call for rain.

 

Students who have recieved an admitted student letter must demonstrate their INTENT TO ENROLL by completing the action items below by JUNE 12:

1. ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION DATE

Admitted students and a parent or guardian must attend one orientation session. Pre-registration is required. Link to register for a session was sent in the admitted student letter. To request the link be sent again, please email UAH@uwp.edu 

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 5-6:30pm @ UWP

UW-Parkside, Molinaro D132 
900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144

Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Lot, Lot A. Enter the left hand building underneath the overhead walking bridge and follow the signs to Molinaro D132.

2. COMPLETE THE University of Wisconsin System College Application, BY FOLLOWING THE PDF Tutorial

 

NOTE: The program is forming a waiting list of students who would like to participate in the program. If you do not confirm your participation by June 12, 2019 by completing the items above, you may lose your spot to a student on the waiting list.

PROGRAM CONTACT

Denise Olstinske | (262) 595-2162 | hancock@uwp.edu

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