2016 Teacher Fellowship
As the centennial of the Great War fast approaches, it becomes all the more important that the event which ultimately becomes the single greatest catalyst for change on a global scale be acknowledged and understood by students around the world. Nobody plays a more important role in what students understand than you, the teachers who everyday breathe life into history, literature, and society with your enthusiasm and expertise.
This summer, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, located in Kansas City, Missouri, is pleased to extend a unique opportunity for you to hone your skills as an educator and collaborate with people who share your passion for education by becoming a fellow of the Museum in the fifth year of our teacher fellowship program.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial Teacher Fellowship Program will provide participants with unique and exciting opportunities to grow within their profession while creating materials and engaging in collaboration with similarly qualified and ambitious teachers from around the United States. Upon acceptance to the program, World War I Museum Teacher Fellows will receive the following:
- Stipend provided for transportation expenses to and from Kansas City, MO
- Hotel stay and daytime meals
- Private access to the National World War I Museum and Memorial
- The opportunity to collaborate and learn with leaders in their field
- Private lectures from leading historians of World War I
- Books and other supplies to help supplement knowledge
- Professional development hours or graduate credit
- Ongoing support from Museum staff throughout the Fellowship year
DatesThursday, June 23 - Monday, June 27, 2016
Fellows will meet at the 816 Hotel at 6 p.m. on 6/23 and can depart after 3 p.m. on 6/27
EligibilityFull-time secondary (7-12) teachers of any relevant subject matter including but not limited to history, math, literature, science, government, music and social studies. Public, private, charter, independent and religious-affiliated schools will receive equal consideration.
Application ProcessPlease provide the following in one PDF:
- A lesson plan regarding the Great War (with permission for use)
2 essays of 500 word limit from the following questions:
- In what ways is the First World War uniquely significant?
- Why is World War I relevant in your classroom?
- In what ways does the First World War impact the 21st century?
- How do you teach about the First World War in you classroom?
- What do you hope to gain from the World War Fellowship in Education?
- Letter of recommendation (immediate supervisor, dept. chair, lead teacher, etc.)
- Artifact of teaching (Optional)
Questions? Call 816.888.8149.