Sunday, January 5, 2014

Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) June 16 - July 1, 2014

The Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will provide 24 U.S. teachers and administrators with a fully-funded opportunity to travel to Japan to learn about ESD efforts and strengthen ESD curricula in both countries. ESD is “a vision of education that seeks to balance human and economic well-being with cultural traditions and respect for the earth’s natural resources,” according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Who is eligible?

Applicants for the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for ESD must be U.S. citizens at the time of application, must hold teaching certificates and/or have the equivalent credentials to teach at their schools, and must be employed full-time as teachers or administrators in primary or secondary schools or school districts.

How to apply

The application for the 2014 program is now available online. The deadline is Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

Saturday, January 4, 2014



Lutherstadt Wittenburg

Apply for a Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) Study Tour to Germany Now! The application deadline for the 2014 TOP Summer Tours is Monday, February 3, 2014.

TOP Website

Online Study Tour to Germany Application

Traveling with TOP to Germany for two weeks is a chance of a lifetime. You will learn about modern German culture and history, visit historic sites, meet government and business leaders, and make lifelong friends. This all-expense paid study tour to Germany is sponsored by a non-profit, public/private partnership between the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Goethe-Institut, Deutsche Bank, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and the Siemens Corporation.

Feel free to contact me for more information - I cannot encourage you enough - spectacular program and awesome program staff! 

C-SPAN's 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program

C-SPAN invites teachers of social studies, as well as media/ technology educators in grades 6-12, who are highly familiar with C-SPAN’s programs and demonstrate successful innovative methods of integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into their teaching practices, to apply for an opportunity to participate in its 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program, a project of the C-SPAN Education Foundation. This Fellowship is open to certified teachers in public or private schools who are members of C-SPAN Classroom, a free membership service dedicated to supporting educators’ use of C-SPAN programming in their classrooms.
For four weeks during summer 2014, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources in order to better serve our Classroom members nationwide. This program takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives an award valued at $7,000 which includes housing and travel expenses. Fellows may also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conference where they share their ideas with education colleagues about creating innovative learning experiences using C-SPAN’s programs and websites.
Application Requirements
All candidates must be:
  • a member of C-SPAN Classroom
  • a state certified middle or high school teacher of U.S. History, Civics, or Government, or related curriculum; or,
  • a state certified middle or high school Media Specialist or Technology Coordinator
  • highly knowledgeable about C-SPAN’s programming
  • experienced with successfully  integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into social studies curriculum  
All completed applications must be submitted and received at C-SPAN by Friday, February 21, 2014.
A panel of C-SPAN representatives will carefully review each submission. Applicants will be evaluated based on their expertise of C-SPAN programming and websites, commitment to integrating new technologies in the classroom, and dedication to professional development. Finalists will be notified byFriday, March 7, 2014. Each finalist must submit a short video sample of their teaching with C-SPAN byFriday, March 21, 2014, and participate in an interview conducted by a C-SPAN representative. Fellowship recipients will be selected and announced by Friday, April 4, 2014.
Past ideas and work of Fellowship recipients include our:


C-SPAN's 2013 Summer Teacher Fellows were (from l-r):
  • Brendan GonzalezAP U.S. Government and Politics
    Benjamin Franklin High School
    New Orleans, LA
  • Brian Rock 
    AP U.S. Government and Politics and Modern U.S. History
    East Orange Campus High School
    East Orange, NJ
  • Jennifer ParkU.S. History, Government, and Economics
    Gardena High School
    Gardena, CA

C-SPAN's 2014 Summer Educators' Conference

Each year, C-SPAN hosts a Summer Educators’ Conference in Washington, DC. The day and a half conference is typically held during the month of July at C-SPAN’s headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights’ hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN.

C-SPAN hosted two Summer Educators' Conferences in 2013:
  • On Monday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013, C-SPAN hosted a group of 26 middle school teachers   
  • On Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12 , 2013, C-SPAN hosted a group of 32 high school teachers
**Applications for the 2014 Summer Educators' Conference will be available in early 2014. Registered C-SPAN Classroom members will be notified via email.**
The mission of the conference is for middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN’s online resources into their classrooms.
Conference participants learn:
  • About C-SPAN’s mission, programming, and event coverage
  • How to navigate C-SPAN’s online resources (, C-SPAN’s Video Library, Congressional Chronicle, and the C-SPAN Classroom website)
  • About our StudentCam and Teacher Fellowship enrichment opportunities that are available to students and educators
  •  How colleagues nationwide have effectively incorporated C-SPAN’s programming and resources into their curriculums to develop creative learning experiences for students

Friday, January 3, 2014

So many opportunities for Educators!  APPLY FOR ALL OF THEM!

PBS Digital Innovators:

PBS is looking for 100 of America's most innovative educators!

Apply to the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Program! Selected educators will receive one year of PD including virtual training, exclusive resources and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows: 
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor (pronounced GROHV-nur), Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society and Education Foundation Board. This opportunity is designed to give current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to extend Grosvenor’s legacy of excellence in geographic education. Through the program, exemplary educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and are given the opportunity to be actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness to their classrooms or informal learning environments through a field-based experience. 

Teaching Tolerance Educator Award:

The 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award Application Is Open!

Submitted by Teaching Tolerance Staff on December 18, 2013
The application window for the biannual 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching opens today. As a reader and friend of Teaching Tolerance, your work reflects our mission—and we want to hear about it!
The award honors five successful anti-bias educators whose practice exemplifies these commitments...

Korea Academy for Educators 


The Korea Academy for Educators (KAFE) is a private, non-profit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to informing educators about Korea’s history and culture and the Korean American experience in order to promote cross-cultural understanding. KAFE is the only national organization that presents opportunities for K-12 educators of all disciplines to learn about Korean history and culture, Korean American students, and their families. KAFE offers Saturday workshops, five-day summer seminars that include a fellowship program, and free district professional development programs.



Receipt Deadline March 4, 2014

Brief Summary

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. Each workshop is offered twice during the summer. Workshops accommodate thirty-six school teachers (NEH Summer Scholars) at each one-week session.
The goals of the workshops are to
  • increase knowledge and appreciation of subjects, ideas, and places significant to American history and culture through humanities reading and site study;
  • build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and of excellent scholarship and teaching;
  • provide teachers with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical sites and of material and archival resources; and
  • foster interaction between K-12 educators and scholarly experts.
NEH Landmarks Workshops are academically rigorous and focus on key primary sources and scholarly works relevant to major themes of American history and culture. Leading scholars should serve as lecturers or seminar leaders. Workshops should also enable participants to work with primary documents and develop a project.
NEH Landmarks Workshops are held at or near sites important to American history and culture, such as presidential residences or libraries; colonial-era settlements; major battlefields; historic districts; parks and preserves; sites of key economic, social, political, and constitutional developments; and places associated with major writers, artists, and musicians. Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site(s), the material resources available for use, and the ways in which the site(s) will enhance the workshop.

Receipt Deadline March 4, 2014

Brief Summary

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks.
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
  • extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics and texts;
  • contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants;
  • build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and
  • link teaching and research in the humanities.
An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system. The host site must be suitable for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Summer Seminars and Institutes program received an average of 149 applications. The program made an average of forty-nine awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 32 percent.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from


Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8471 or Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.



The FY 2014 application information is now available. Applications must besubmitted electronically using the Department's G5 system. Before you can access the application, you will first need to register to use G5 and then log in. The deadline for submitting applications and all letters of reference is February 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. EST.


Description of 2014 Seminar:
Frequently asked questions are available to address many pre-award and post-award issues, including hints for preparing a competitive application.


Teacher & Student Fellowships

Swensrud Teacher Fellowship

Each summer, the Swensrud Teacher Fellowship program offers educators the opportunity to create lesson plans using documents and artifacts from the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. The fellowships carry a stipend of $4,000 for four weeks of on-site research at the MHS. Applications are welcome from any K-12 teacher who has a serious interest in using the collections at the MHS to prepare primary-source-based curricula, supported by documents and visual aids, in the fields of American history, world history, or English/language arts.

Apply for a Teacher Fellowship

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) will offer three fellowships to public and/or parochial schoolteachers and library media specialists during the summer of 2014.  Applicants may propose their own topic or refine one of the suggestions below:
  • The Adams Family and Slavery/Anti-Slavery
  • The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776 
  • Massachusetts and the Civil War
  • Women and War
  • Boston/New England and the Atlantic World
  • New England and the War of 1812
  • Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings, Farm Book, Garden Book, or Notes on the State of Virginia
  • Travelers' Impressions of Foreign Places (Nora Saltonstall, Mary Gardner Lowell, Henry Adams)
  • Local, State, and National Anti-Slavery Organizations
  • Henry Cabot Lodge and 20th-Century Politics
  • The China Trade
Prospective applicants are encouraged to search the Society's online catalog ABIGAIL, online collection guides, and/or consult with MHS education ( and library reader services staff ( prior to submitting their proposals. Applicants may also view selected projects from previous years online ( or in the library.
Applications should be postmarked no later than March 5, 2014. Applicants should provide the following materials:
  • A current résumé.
  • A letter of intent (no longer than two pages, single spaced) outlining the topic of interest as well as the nature, scope, and goals of the proposed project.
  • A list of potential primary source materials to be used.
  • A letter of support from the school principal or department head.


Barringer Research Fellowship for Teachers of American History

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is pleased to announce the Barringer Fellowship for Teachers of American History, which is designed to provide individual teachers an opportunity to research and study at Monticello and the Jefferson Library in Charlottesville, Virginia. Following their onsite experience, participating teachers will be expected to bring conversations about Jefferson’s ideas and Monticello into their classrooms, schools, and communities.
The seven-day fellowship will allow teachers to work on Jefferson-specific projects such as lesson plans, curricular units, resource packets, or other creative products that will enhance their classroom teaching and contribute to the collection of digital resources available online at Monticello’s Digital Classroom and Sea of Liberty websites. This onsite research will be enriched and supported by group tours and excursions, presentations by leading Jefferson scholars, and other focused workshop sessions.



With more than 500 fellowships awarded since 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute offers short-term research fellowships to doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, college and university faculty at every rank, and independent scholars working in American history. In 2014, up to ten fellowships of $3,000 each will be awarded to scholars to conduct research within the archival holdings of any institution in the five boroughs of New York City.


Summer Leadership Institute

Each summer, approximately 20 educators from across the country are selected on a competitive basis to participate in aChoices Leadership Institute held at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. For one week, teachers learn from scholars, engage in best practices workshops, and learn from their peers in an intensive, rewarding environment. The Choices Program covers expenses, with the exception of roundtrip travel to Providence. Applications are usually available in January; notification of acceptance is usually in March.


Primarily Teaching

A Summer Workshop for Educators on Using Historical Documents in the Classroom

Information about our 2014 workshops will be posted later this year.


For decades, our highly successful workshops at our locations around the country have facilitated teachers' explorations of the rich holdings of the National Archives, our nation's record keeper. Participants have uncovered fascinating documents, photographs, motion pictures, and artifacts. They have used these to create classroom materials to sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, government, and the other humanities.


We support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why, over the last 10 years, we have awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants. 


The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is pleased to invite applications for short-term residential fellowships at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, with its distinguished collection of primary and secondary sources relating to eighteenth-century Williamsburg, the colonial Chesapeake, African American studies, decorative arts and material culture through 1830, archaeology, architectural history, digital history, and historic preservation. An important component of the work of the Foundation’s Division of Research and Historical Interpretation, Rockefeller Library fellowships primarily support research on topics related to British America, the American Revolution, and the Early Republic.
Fellows are expected to be in continuous residence at the Library and to participate in the intellectual life of the Foundation’s active research and education campus. Fellows are invited also to attend colloquia, seminars, and lectures at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and at the College of William and Mary. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 per month and are available to researchers with strong qualifications. Applications will be evaluated according to how well a proposal directly relates to the library's research resources, fulfills the requirements of the particular fellowship for which the candidate is applying, and has the potential to further the Foundation’s broader academic mission of educating and engaging public and scholarly audiences about the causes, character, and consequences of the American Revolution.

Gilder Lehrman Short-Term Residential Fellowships

Gilder Lehrman Short-Term Residential Fellowship, available for one to three months, supports projects that clearly relate to the Foundation’s primary academic and interpretive priorities, noted above. They are open to all doctoral candidates, advanced scholars, and independent researchers.

Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. Fellowship

The Robert M. & Annetta J. Coffelt and Robert M. Coffelt, Jr. Fellowship, available for between one and three months, is intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars working on topics related to the American Revolution, Early Republic, or ideas and philosophies of America’s founding fathers.

Fellowship in African and African American History and Culture

This Fellowship is intended to support research on topics related to African and African American history, including the Atlantic slave trade, the development and practice of slavery, the experience of free blacks, the formation of early black institutions and economies, and the emergence of African American expressive culture. The Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and is available for between one and three months.
This Fellowship has been funded in part by a We the People Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Colonial Williamsburg is grateful to the NEH and all the many donors who contributed matching gifts in support of this endowment.

Fellowship in 3D Visualization

The Fellowship in 3D Visualization is a two-month residential appointment awarded once each year to explore innovative ways in which 3D visualization technologies can enhance our understanding of Early American history or a closely-related field. The fellowship, intended for doctoral candidates and junior scholars, can be used for projects at any stage of development. The Fellow will be based in the Digital History Center’s 3D Visualization Lab at the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library and will work alongside staff engaged in the ongoing Virtual Williamsburg 1776 project. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate the potential for the creative use of 3D visualization technologies for enhancing new or ongoing research. Applicants are not required to have 3D modeling experience, but preference will be given to those who have some familiarity with computer-aided drafting and/or spatial technologies and applicants should clearly describe their technical expertise in their proposal or CV. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens.
This Fellowship has been funded in part by a Digital Humanities Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Colonial Williamsburg is grateful to the NEH and all the many donors who contributed matching gifts in support of this endowment.

Application Procedures:

To apply, submit a succinct project description (not to exceed 1,000 words) and a curriculum vitae. Proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word files via email In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Library either via email or sent to the address below. The application deadlines are May 1 and November 1.
Mailing address:
Fellowship Committee
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Library
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Post Office Box 1776
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776 USA

Established in 1999, the George Washington Summer Residential Teachers' Institute is a highly competitive program which brings teachers to Mount Vernon, Virginia for an intensive week of study at Washington's home. Participating teachers immerse themselves in the study and discussion of this critical period of American history and the remarkable role George Washington played in the founding of our nation.
George Washington is undeniably one of the most essential leaders in our nation’s history.  He stood at the center of every significant event in American history from commanding the Virginia militia in the French and Indian War to leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, and from presiding over the Constitutional Convention to guiding our nation through the first 8 years of nationhood as President of the United States.  To his contemporaries, Washington was the indispensable man who stood as a symbol of a new and growing nation.  To 21st century citizens, his legacy of leadership and civic responsibility remain as relevant models.
Teachers will have the opportunity to:
  • Examine the character and accomplishments of George Washington while living on his 18th Century estate
  • Engage in active discussion of 18th Century history with top historians
  • Explore Mount Vernon through interactive workshops, tours, and group projects
  • Connect to Common Core and discuss how to integrate teaching history into English and STEM curricula in accordance with current education standards
  • Return to your classroom with new knowledge, teaching materials and enthusiasm to share with your students and colleagues
In 2014, Mount Vernon will host sessions by state to build the foundation for statewide collegial networks of teachers who can share classroom ideas, lesson plans, and resources.

2014 Dates

June 8-13: Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia
June 22-27: Nevada, Oregon, Ohio, California
July 13-18: Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania
July 26-Aug 1: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York


Teaching the Transformative Significance of the American Revolution

At the close of our Revolutionary War, the officers of the Continental Army formed the Society of the Cincinnati to preserve the memory of the achievement of American independence. The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati pursues this goal through educational programs focusing on the transformative significance of the American Revolution. The Society also maintains a premier library of printed and manuscript materials relating to the people and events of the American Revolution.

The Institute invites middle and high school teachers to participate in its third American Revolution Master Teachers Seminar, June 23-28, 2014, at Anderson House, the Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Interested teachers should submit a Revolutionary War lesson plan of their own that spans two class periods, corresponding to their state’s standards and one or more of the Society’s Revolutionary War literacy topics. Participants will receive scholarly instruction and generous time in the library to research and improve their lessons with primary source materials.


Teacher Scholarships for Seminars and Conferences

Fort Ticonderoga offers teacher scholarships each year for teachers to attend its annual seminars and conferences: Material Matters: It's in the Details (January), the War College of the Seven Years’ War (May), and the Seminar on the American Revolution(September).
Thanks to the generous support of patrons, Fort Ticonderoga offers two to four scholarships for secondary or middle school teachers to attend these programs. Since 2001, Fort Ticonderogahas provided scholarships for 111 teachers to attend its seminars and conferences.

Sixth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators

May 16, 2014

Fort Ticonderoga offers its Sixth Annual Conference on Colonial America for Educators on Friday, May 16, 2014. Learn more.

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers

"The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga"

July 6-11, 2014 and July 27-August 1, 2014

These week-long workshops for teachers focus on the American Revolution on the Northern Frontier from 1775-1777 and are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. July 6-11, 2014 and July 27-August 1, 2014. Learn more.

Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute 2014: "1776 at Ticonderoga"

July 13-18, 2014

Spend a week at Fort Ticonderoga this summer learning about the pivotal year 1776 on the Northern Frontier when a fragile Continental Army at FortTiconderoga was all that kept a British Army from sweeping southward from Canada. This week-long teacher institute (July 13-18) is open to 16 teachers by application. The application window opens January 25, 2014. Applications due by March 1, 2014. Learn more.

"The Labor of Liberty: Defending Independence in 1776"

August 17-21, 2014

Co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation, this week-long course August 17-21, 2014, takes a hands-on approach to learning about the lives of Continental soldiers. Crew a bateau, cook up rations, help construct a soldiers' hut, create a knapsack, and spend a night in garrison in the Soldiers' Barracks. Learn more.

The Henry Ford is a nationally recognized resource for teacher education. We regularly host teacher events and workshops offering overviews of our educational programs and products. For more in-depth educational content, we present professional development workshops and immersive learning sessions on several areas of instruction. Roll up your sleeves and explore these one-of-a-kind professional development experiences at The Henry Ford.

The Teacher Fellow Program was created in 2009 with the desire to make The Henry Ford an indispensable, extended classroom experience that, consequently, empowers teachers through a unique professional development opportunity. This 90+ hour “by the teachers, for the teachers” forum utilizes a “co-creation” method to construct new education products and ideas that employ The Henry Ford’s extensive collection in an innovative and enlightening way. Since 2009, over 40 teachers from over 25 school districts and two states have completed this program, putting in a combined 3,500+ hours. These teachers represent a diverse group of educators who teach a variety of subjects at public, private, charter, and vocational schools to students of all ages. Since its creation, the Teacher Fellow Program participants made a significant contribution to the over 1,000% growth in educational products available from The Henry Ford. The program’s ultimate goal, however, is to make teachers equipped, empowered, engaged, encouraged, and enlightened to employ their learning and convert it into active teaching.
The Education and Learning Department at The Henry Ford selects 12-16 teachers each year through a competitive application process to participate in this unique program. Meetings will be held on weekends and weekdays, based on Teacher Fellow availability. The program uses immersion learning, site visits, tours with the curators and historians, brainstorming sessions, dialogues, debates, and more to give educators an “out-of-the-box” professional and personal growth experience. Ultimately, this program gives educators a challenging and fun way to enhance not only their professional careers, but also their capabilities as teachers and individuals.
Important Dates
January 15, 2014
Teacher Fellow Applications Due


2013-2014 Liberty Fund Seminars

What better way to learn about American history is there than by reading the primary sources, and discussing them with talented colleagues? What better place to learn about American history than in the places it was made?
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the Ashbrook Center is proud to join our partner organization, Liberty Fund, in offering a series of six colloquia for teachers of American history or government. These colloquia are designed to explore the meaning of liberty in the U.S. Constitution by focusing on a series of consequential presidencies and on the theme of American Exceptionalism.


Apply Today!

Quotes from Founders Fellowship participants:

I love Bill of Rights Institute materials! I gained exposure to some materials I have not used.  The pedagogy sessions are so helpful. I have a better understanding of the founders’ thinking/beliefs/ideas that influenced them when they had to form a government.
I cannot even begin to tell you the value of this week!  The strengths were the presenter’s definite connection to participants and knowledge of content. I’m so excited to start planning for next year.  Every social studies teacher should attend this program.
  • All Social Studies teachers of grades 7-12.
Program Overview
  • Lodging, transportation during the program, and most meals will be covered by the Institute.
  • A $400 travel stipend will be provided at the conclusion of the program. An additional $100 will be available upon completion of all post-program activities. *Required activities include a completed lesson plan, and the administration of two in-class, student quizzes.
  • Participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the program locations.
The application will close March 31, 2014. 



Earthwatch is looking for teachers who are passionate about teaching, excited about making a difference with their time and talents, and interested in conservation, environmental sustainability, and lifelong learning.
By engaging teachers, Earthwatch strives to inspire and build a future generation of leaders who value the environment and prioritize it in their everyday choices.
When teachers return from the field, they share their experiences with students, colleagues, family, and friends through stories, lessons, and community action. Fellows truly embody the Earthwatch mission and are critical to our success.
Take a peek below at our educator programs around the world.