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Department of Education: Teaching American History Grant

For the next four years, the Department of History will partner with Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the UM School of Education in a prestigious and competitively awarded Teaching American History grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is the professional development of approximately fifty PGCPS high school teachers of U.S. history through a series of graduate credit-earning workshops and summer institutes designed and led by UM faculty. This is the second TAH grant in which the Department of History has participated, and the first for our home county.

Campus Contact
David Sicilia
301-405-7778
Department of History
dsicilia@umd.edu

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Crossing Borders/Breaking Boundaries

The Crossing Borders/Breaking Boundaries summer institute is a multidisciplinary professional development program for middle and high school teachers designed to encourage teaching strategies, which incorporate the arts across the curriculum.

Campus Contact
Gillian Knoll
301-405-6830
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
gilliank@umd.edu

David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program

The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland developed the David C. Driskell Center High School Arts and Education Program in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition AN AMERICAN CONSCIOUSNESS: ROBIN HOLDER’S MID-CAREER RETROSPECTIVE. The program engages high school students and local art teachers to learn more about Holder’s body of work, emphasizing social, political, cultural and historical messages and themes. The program follows the mission of the Driskell Center to educate future generations about African American art, to celebrate the legacy of Professor David C. Driskell, and to tell the story of African American art as part of the canon of American art.

Campus Contact
Dorit Yaron, Deputy Director
301-314-2615
David C. Driskell Center
dyaron@umd.edu

Latin Teacher Pedagogy Program

The Latin Teacher Pedagogy Program seeks to familiarize Latin teachers and students with some of the major issues in teaching Latin at all levels, but especially K-12. The program also provides the support and instruction needed by high school Latin teachers so that they can meet the certification standards being set by the No Child Left Behind legislation.

Campus Contact
Judith P. Hallett
301-405-2024
Department of Classics
jh10@umail.umd.edu

Northwood High School Collaboration

Northwood High School's Early College High School Program encourages minority and underprivileged students to pursue secondary degrees by enrolling eligible high school students in courses within the College of Arts and Humanities. The program also introduces students to university life on the UM campus and increases academic aspirations with preparation, encouragement, and support. This program seeks to inspire high school students who may be first generation college students. Professional development for Northwood teachers and UM students are also part of the collaboration.

Campus Contact
Dina Shafey Scott
301-405-6834
Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
dshafey@umd.edu

Off Campus Contact
Michael Sullivan
301-649-8153
Northwood High School
Michael_p_sullivan@umd.edu

Seminars for Teachers

The Seminars for Teachers program offers a unique approach to professional development that provides a vital collaboration between university faculty and K-12 teachers. Through this program, teachers reconnect to the world of scholarship by attending small seminars led by distinguished, dynamic professors in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Teachers come together on campus for one or two days to expand their knowledge, share ideas, and engage in interactive dialogue with university faculty and fellow teachers from both private and public schools in the greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.

The program is part of a nationwide initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and is offered with support from the UM College of Arts and Humanities, Office of the Provost and participating school districts and schools.

Campus Contacts
Cheryl MacLean, Coordinator
301-405-7505
ARHU Outreach Programs
cmaclean@umd.edu

Adele Seeff, Director
301-405-6830
ARHU Outreach Programs
aseeff@umd.edu

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