New Media Classroom Regional Workshop
June 19-23, 2000
For the third consecutive year, Pembroke Hill School will serve as a regional center
for The New Media Classroom: Building a National Conversation
on Narrative, Inquiry and Technology, a faculty development
program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
As a regional center, we will be offering a one-week workshop, June 19-23, 2000,
designed to expose participating faculty to innovative teaching practices using
new educational technology to enhance student learning. The workshop
will provide hands-on training and help participating faculty develop the
skills and classroom experience necessary to use CD-ROMs and the World Wide
Web effectively in their teaching. Topics receiving special emphasis
Significant attention will also be given to exploring CD-ROMs such as The National Museum of
American Art and Who Built America?, resources which lend themselves to the creation of
inquiry lessons based on primary sources.
- introduction to HTML, FrontPage 2000 and Web site design
- evaluation of Web sites
- use of search engines
- developing lesson plans based on Web sites rich in primary sources.
Each participant will be expected to develop at least two model lessons and
try them out in his/her classroom. As part of our effort to rethink and deepen
our understanding of classroom practices, participants will be required to
share the results of their efforts with the group at two half-day meetings
during the 2000-2001 school year. A tentative hour-by-hour
of our summer workshop activities is linked to this announcement.
The workshop is open to any faculty member, full-time or part-time, who will be teaching a
humanities or humanities-related course during the
2000-2001 school year at a secondary school, two-year or four-year college.
A basic knowledge of computers and the Windows 95 operating system are the
only technical prerequisites. Participating faculty who successfully
complete all of the requirements will be able to earn three graduate credits from
the Continuing Education Division of the UMKC School of Education at no
Each applicant must submit a 500 to 1000 word essay explaining his or
her: 1) interest in and/or experience teaching with new media resources;
2) experience with inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning; and
3) previous professional development activities. Applicants must
also obtain two letters of support. One letter must be from an
appropriate school or college administrator committing that institution to:
1) pay tuition of $450 for the workshop; and 2) provide the
applicant with sufficient access to computers and the World Wide Web to
implement the model lessons developed at the workshop. The
second should be written by a colleague and should testify to the applicant’s
skill as a teacher and commitment to professional development.
Partial scholarships are available to help defray the cost of
attendance. Each participant is responsible for arranging travel and
lodging. Meal and curriculum materials (including free software) will be
To obtain a cover sheet for submitting an application,
here and send the page to your printer. For further information and/or to
submit your completed application,
please contact the host teacher-leader, Carl R. Schulkin via e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org), by telephone (816 936-1408) or via snail mail at
Pembroke Hill School, 5121 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64112.