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William E. Hewit Institute Educators Conference

The University of Northern Colorado and the William E. Hewit Institute in History and Social Science Education and the National Geographic Association are pleased to present and invite you to apply to join a week-long seminar for teachers this summer.

A Nation of Immigrants

Our seminar, A Nation of Immigrants, will explore the complex and crucial role of immigration in American history.

You will have the chance to learn from and work with expert historians alongside colleagues from around the state. The sessions will include both content from leading professors in the field and assistance from expert secondary teachers on how to translate new ideas and insights into your classroom.

You will leave with both an enhanced knowledge-base and a new set of ideas about how to teach even more effectively.  With its long history as the state’s leading center for teacher-training, UNC is proud to work with and for the good of teachers and students across Colorado. We hope you will consider joining us!  

Our Sponsors

UNC, The Hewit Institute and National Geographic are proud to sponsor the first Educator's Conference at the University of Northern Colorado.

Seminar Details

Selected participants will have all expenses (besides travel) covered. Those who prefer to stay in Loveland may apply for a travel stipend of $300.

Have questions?

Contact us at Hewithistoryinstitute@unco.edu

Participating Teachers Will...

  • Receive 32 hours of continuing education credit from UNC
  • Be given a $600 honorarium and $100 worth of books and academic resources
  • Experience learning through conversation
  • Receive engaging primary source documents
  • Connect to a select group of colleagues
  • Have the option of registering for 3 graduate credits from UNC  
  • Complete two new lesson plans centered on immigration in America

Application Details

Participation is limited to 20 teachers. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their responses to the questions included in the conference application.

The Hewit Institute aims to attract a diverse group of participants from a variety of institutional settings across Colorado.

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Selected applicants must...

  • Be current K-12 school teachers 
  • Complete the full application form by April 15, 2019
  • Be available from June 4-7 to attend all sessions
  • Attend all sessions and functions during the week in order to receive the stipend check
  • Create a one-unit plan based on seminar materials to be shared with the cohort, and on the Hewit website

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