Public Affairs Contact: Janine Waller 315.568.0024
June 1, 2021 – For Immediate Release
Seneca Falls, NY— Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce our Summer 2021 Virtual Teacher Workshop: Reform, Revolution, & Relatedness. This four-day workshop will be hosted remotely, July 12-15, 2021. The workshop is free and open to educators at all grade levels, in all subject areas.
Through presentations by subject matter experts, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, teachers will learn about social reform and revolution through the context of women’s history. Special attention will be paid to social activism at the intersections with race and religion.
Educators at Women’s Rights NHP will introduce the concept of place-based learning and help teachers explore how to carry the practice into their classrooms. Participants will also have ample opportunity to work in small and large groups to develop and share lessons plans which meet specific curriculum requirements for their district and discipline.
“We’re excited to offer this opportunity for teachers to explore the stories from women’s history and work with them to bring richness and relevance to their classrooms,” said Chief of Interpretation and Education Janine Waller. “The intersectionality explored in this workshop creates a perfect opportunity for interdisciplinary instruction. Teachers will be able to utilize placed-based teaching to create a more diverse and memorable experience for their students.”
To register for the workshop, interested teachers should email a letter of interest, including their school contact information, discipline, and grade level to WORI_Education@nps.gov by June 25, 2021. All 24 hours of this workshop may be submitted for continuing education units. Space is limited.
For more information on Women’s Rights National Historical Park, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/wori or call 315.568.0024.