During the two-week institute, participants will be introduced to concepts of international human rights (with a strong focus on economic & social rights with links to current social movements working on these issues) and the history of human rights mechanisms as well as organizations/curricular resources and effective pedagogical approaches for human rights education. Partnerships with organizations such as the World as it Could Be, Voice of Witness, The Representation Project, and possible others will be utilized to bring an expansive vision of how organizations are incorporating human rights into their programming and work.
The institute will run from August 5th-August 16th, 2019 and will take place Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm in the School of Education, University of San Francisco. Scholarships will off-set costs of educators needing support with travel and housing costs. Teachers will receive a reader and books that will help them immerse themselves in human rights education. After the two-week institute, participants will be asked to develop a strategy to share their learnings with other teachers at their schools or a museum programming (for educators working those settings), and to carry out some sort of action related to human rights during the school year that follows the institute. An online, virtual community will be set up for participants to share feedback, successes and challenges with one another, and to create a network of educators implementing human rights education in their schools and museum settings.
Please complete this form in entirety to be considered for the Summer Institute. The due date for this application is March, 15th 2019. Acceptance into the institute will be notified by April 5, 2019. A stipend of $250 will be provided for completion of the two-week institute. Another $250 stipend will be offered upon the completion of your proposed action project. Continuing Education Credits of up to 4 credits available. Scholarships for airfare and housing are available on a needs basis. Please email the co-directors at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com stating your intention to apply and a link to the application will be sent.