The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum Elementary Teacher Institute Application

Join the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for a week of learning about American Presidents, Iowa Territorial Government, Voting, Citizenship, and how to incorporate primary sources into your elementary classroom. We will complete workshops geared towards understanding the new Iowa Social Studies Standards and incorporate them into building lesson plans and classroom activities. Classes will be led by NCSS Board Member and Teacher of the Year Kimberly Heckart and National Archives Education Specialist Elizabeth Dinschel. There will be individual and group work required. All teachers will submit an assignment for completion of graduate credit.

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by the institute daily.

A $100 stipend will be provided by the institute to pay for one credit hour of graduate credit from Drake University.

Transportation to the Lincoln Museum in Springfield will be provided by the institute.

Schedule at a Glance:

Monday 7/24: 9am-4pm- Hoover Library Museum, West Branch. Workshops, primary source building, tour of the President's exhibit and the Hoover permanent galleries.

Tuesday 7/25: 9am-4pm- Teacher Leader's Center, University of Iowa. Tour of Old Capital and work on Iowa Territorial Government materials. Classes by Old Capitol Staff and Jason Harshman.

Wednesday 7/26: 9am-4pm- Workshops at Hoover Library. Afternoon at African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Workshop by Krystal Gladden.

Thursday 7/28: Charter bus to Lincoln Museum in Springfield- Depart Hoover at 8am, return at 8:30pm. Tour of Museum, presentation of Archives, and more.

Friday 7/29: Optional day (you do NOT need to attend for credit, it is an additional opportunity)- open research room with access to archives for individuals and groups.

Forty elementary teachers from across Iowa will be selected for this unique opportunity. By applying, you are agreeing to participate in this teacher institute. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017. The institute costs $25, which is due upon acceptance.

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