- Earn 6 graduate credits, for FREE
- Enrich your curriculum with authentic Hispanic American history
- Enhance your culturally relevant teaching practices
- Participate in PBE learning in Chicago, IL and El Paso, TX, for FREE
- Eligible to earn a $1,000 stipend while participating in PBE learning trips with high school students as a Teacher Leader
The 2021 summber grant is limited to 35 teacher participants.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Face-to-Face and Multi-Media Instruction
July 12-August 3 | Monday-Friday
Multi-Media Learning Days
|Monday, July 12, 2021||
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
PBE LEARNING TRIPS
Chicago Day Trip
Friday, July 23, 2021
El Paso Overnight Trip
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021 (Return travel day)
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: Hispanic American status throughout history, including immigration policy; the role of modern education in Hispanic American knowledge and identity; the cultural impact of conflict over Hispanic American citizenship; and how educational practices have alienated the Hispanic American from modern civic participation.
Through lecture, group work, and guest speakers you will discover Hispanic 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 Hispanic American historical experiences of assimilation. We will explore the role that federal and state policies have played in the efficacy of Hispanics in the political process.
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 El Paso, TX, 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 35 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 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, Center for 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
Applications open: November 1, 2020
Applications close: January 8, 2021
Admission decision: January 15, 2021
Applications open: January 11, 2021
Applications close: March 12, 2021
Admission decision: March 19, 2021
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 2021 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 El Paso, TX during the summer of 2021 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 El Paso
• 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 El Paso, TX
• Ensure students are in their hotel rooms at the designated times each evening while in El Paso
• Ensure students wake for breakfast in the morning and are ready to begin the day while in El Paso, TX
• Ensure assigned students have been picked up or boarded university sponsored transportation at the end of the day. If not picked up within 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 23, 2021, visit various educational sites in Chicago, IL. Tuesday, July 27 – Friday, July 30, 2021, visit various educational sites in El Paso, TX
• Admitted participant of the Uncovering Alternative Histories Presidential Academy during summer 2021
• Successfully pass a criminal background check
OPPORTUNITY TO CROSS THE BORDER
As part of the UAH summer 2021 program, students and teachers will be traveling to the city of El Paso, Texas. This city is at the border of the United States and Mexico. Students and teachers will have the opportunity to walk through the border and cross to Mexico as part of our experience-based learning. This is a voluntary activity, it is not a mandatory component to our program. Students and teachers who wish to participate in this crossing must have a valid US passport to return to the US. For those who chose not to participate in this activity or who do not have a valid US passport, an alternate activity is scheduled. To apply for a US passport please visit the Department of State website. US passports take 10-12 weeks to receive back from the Department of State, please plan accordingly.