Benefits & Responsibilities
- Expenses will be paid for conference sessions, most meals, lodging and materials. A travel stipend will be provided.
- Conference chiefly aligns with Common Core principles, as well as various state curriculum standards and NCSS.
- Letter of Certification for CEU credits.
- Customized box of teaching documents, Civil War content knowledge and lesson plans created on site with small groups and master teachers.
- Master Teacher support on-site and post conference.
- Field trips to include tours of Gettysburg National Military Park, the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, Soldiers’ National Cemetery, David Wills House and other locations.
- Inspiration from multiple prominent Civil War scholars and National Park Service educators and historians.
- Some funding for post-conference field trips will be provided.
- Complete all pre-conference readings.
- Participate in online discussions, forums and activities pre- & post-conference.
- Attend and actively engage in all sessions.
- Return to school and share curriculum/lessons with students.
- Return to district and share curriculum/lessons with teachers.
- After the conference, demonstrate how lesson plans and materials have been used in the classroom.
- Commit to return to Gettysburg with your class for a field trip during the 2014/2015 school year, utilizing skills and lesson plans from previous workshop. (Limited field trip funding will be available.)
Commit to nominating two outstanding students to apply for Youth Quest, a 4-day student leadership camp to be held during the summer of 2015 at Gettysburg College. (Scholarships are available.)