How to Apply for Teaching Historic Immigration in Current Times

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How to Apply for Teaching Historic Immigration in Current Times

Who is Eligible for this Institute?

We are searching for teachers who will be teaching immigration in their classroom next school year.  First preference will go to full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in Pennsylvania secondary public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as homeschooling parents. Others may apply and will be judged upon their application essay and how well they fit into the group. We will work to ensure the group represents teachers from across the Commonwealth,

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of three items: 

  • The application webform, with
  • An attached resume or short biography detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience (1-2 pages only)
  • And an attached application essay ideally of one double-spaced page, but no more than two pages. In the essay, please explain your biggest challenge in teaching the subject of immigration, especially within the context of current events, and how you hope the institute will enhance your ability to teach it.

All three items are to be submitted via the webform available here by midnight EST on (new date) Sunday, March 8, 2020.

If you cannot apply online, please contact Beth Twiss Houting at discuss alternate ways of submitting your application.

A selection committee, one of whom is a secondary school teacher, will evaluate all compete applications to select a group of 40 teachers and to identify alternates.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance, wait list, or non-acceptance on Tuesday, March 30, 2020 by midnight EST.

Applicant Expectations

Selected educators are expected to attend all meetings of the Institute and engage fully as professionals in the work of the project. During the project, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participation in the project. 

The NHPRC grant provides for small stipends to help underwrite the cost of travel.  Educators who attend the whole week of the institute will receive a $500 stipend at the conclusion of the institute. The ten teachers who come from the furthest away will receive $1400. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.