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UMAHS Teacher Receives Scholarship To Teacher Institute At Colonial Williamsburg

UMAHS teacher, Maria Savini, has been awarded a scholarship to attend a six day session at the Teacher Institute at Colonial Williamsburg.

Here’s some information about the institute from their website:

During six-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, 25 participants and a Master Teacher will engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American History as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, meet character interpreters and become part of the story in The Revolutionary City. Throughout each day, teachers work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to examine interactive teaching techniques and develop instructional materials that bring history to life in the classroom.  This year, participants must also complete three-module online course, Introduction to Colonial Williamsburg’s Teacher Institute, prior to their arrival in Williamsburg. Participants will receive access to this course approximately 3-4 weeks before their Institute start date.

The high school sessions study civics through the lens of American History by examining the idea that citizens are in a constant debate over the proper balance between essential American values. Teachers will learn to inspire active citizenship by exploring these enduring themes and making connections to present-day issues during visits to Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond.

Congrats Maria!!
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