Teach It Advisory Committee
September 25, 2014 • Teach It

Teach It: A Connecticut Humanities Initiative through ConnecticutHistory.org

 

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Do you have a little bit of time and a lot of talent?
Are you a social studies educator in Connecticut or work in the education field?
Are you a museum educator?
Do you have the desire to be a stakeholder in the future of Connecticut history education?

If you can answer “yes” to these questions, we want you to consider serving on our Teach It Advisory Committee.

Teach It is a Connecticut Humanities initiative that will bring relevant Connecticut history resources to teachers in the classroom through the website, ConnecticutHistory.org.

Teach It Advisory Committee

Roles and Responsibilities
• Familiarize yourself and be comfortable with ConnecticutHistory.org and Connecticut Humanities
• Be able to effectively participate in a collaborative working group
• Provide guidance and feedback
• Make recommendations
• Be open to different ideas

Qualifications
• Members should be familiar with the new social studies frameworks
• Members should have considerable knowledge of teaching methods in social studies
• Members should be familiar with principles and best practices in history education
• Be a good listener; work well with others
• Be a critical thinker and problem solver
• Be creative and imaginative

Time Commitment
• Attend scheduled meetings (not more than one monthly)
• Be active in e-communications with other advisory members and ConnecticutHistory.org staff
• Present Teach It to others if/when the opportunity arises
• Conduct outreach to inform fellow educators about Teach It

The Teach It Advisory Committee exists to assist ConnecticutHistory.org staff create a framework and qualify materials for Teach It, reach the project goals for Teach It, tap into known resources to achieve these goals, and to use their networks to promote the incorporation of Teach It materials into the classroom setting.

The Teach It Advisory Committee is comprised of six members and will meet on a monthly basis through the end of fiscal year 14/15 (ending June 30, 2015). Members will be available via email on a regular basis and provide input and suggestions to developing materials. The members will steer ConnecticutHistory.org staff to best practices and relevance in teaching social studies that follow the newly developed state frameworks. All advisory recommendations will be absorbed into the Teach It development process.

Members are responsible to make all scheduled meetings. The committee meets as a body and members may, if need arises, participate remotely. The Teach It Advisory Committee is a volunteer committee.

Please contact Amy Gagnon at agagnon@cthumanities.org or 860-685-7580 for more information. Feel free to download information here:

Teach It Advisory Committee Application

Teach It Advisory Committee

Teach It Overview

 

We are accepting applications until October 10, 2014

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