Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Call for Participation: Congress in the Classroom 2011-Our 20th Year

Expand Messages
  • Cindy Koeppel
    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 -- OUR 20TH YEAR * Deadline: April 15, 2011 * Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 19, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 -- OUR 20TH YEAR

      * Deadline: April 15, 2011 *

      Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in
      its 20th year. Developed and sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center, the
      workshop is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching
      about Congress.

      Congress in the Classroom is designed for high school or middle school teachers
      who teach U.S. history, government, civics, political science, or social
      studies. Forty teachers will be selected to take part in the program. All
      online applications must be received by no later than April 15, 2011. We will
      notify individuals of our decisions by April 30, 2011.

      Although the workshop will feature a variety of sessions, the 2011 program will
      feature a broad overview of Congress and blends two kinds of sessions. Some
      emphasize ideas and resources that teachers can use almost immediately in their
      classrooms -- sessions about primary sources and Best Practices are good
      examples. Other sessions deal with more abstract topics. Think of them as
      resembling graduate-level courses, stronger on content than on classroom
      applications. If you are looking for a program that features one or the other
      exclusively, Congress in the Classroom is probably not right for you.

      Throughout the program, you will work with subject matter experts as well as
      colleagues from across the nation. This combination of firsthand knowledge and
      peer-to-peer interaction will give you new ideas, materials, and a
      professionally enriching experience.

      "Until now so much of what I did in my class on Congress was straight
      theory-this is what the Constitution says, "noted one of our teachers. "Now I
      can use these activities and illustrations to help get my students involved in
      the class and at the very least their community but hopefully in the federal
      government. This workshop has given me a way to help them see how relevant my
      class is and what they can do to help make changes in society."

      The 2011 workshop will be held Monday, July 25-28, 2011, at Embassy Suites,
      East Peoria, Illinois. The program is certified by the Illinois State Board of
      Education for up to 22 Continuing Education Units. The program also is endorsed
      by the National Council for the Social Studies.

      Participants are responsible for (1) a non-refundable $125 registration fee
      (required to confirm acceptance after notice of selection) and (2)
      transportation to and from Peoria, Illinois. Many school districts will pay all
      or a portion of these costs.

      The Center pays for three nights lodging at the headquarters hotel (providing a
      single room for each participant), workshop materials, local transportation,
      all but three meals, and presenter honoraria and expenses. The Center spends
      between $40,000 and $45,000 to host the program each year.

      What follows are the sessions planned for the 2011 edition of Congress in the
      Classroom. Please re-visit the site for changes as the program develops.

      Session Titles, 2011:

      * Jumping Right In Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

      * Congressional Insight: A Simulation Colleen Vivori, National Association of
      Manufacturers CONFIRMED

      * Using Fantasy Congress to Engage My Students Scott Corner, Government and
      Politics Teacher, Palma High School, Salinas CA CONFIRMED

      * Congress at Work Christine Blackerby, Center for Legislative Archives,
      National Archives and Records Administration CONFIRMED

      * Help for Teachers from the Office of The Historian Kathleen Johnson, Oral
      Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives CONFIRMED

      * A View of Congress from the White House: What the Presidential Tapes Reveal
      KC Johnson, Department of History, Brooklyn College CONFIRMED

      * The Congressional Time Line Project Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional
      Center CONFIRMED

      * Congress for Kids Cindy Koeppel, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

      * A Journalist’s Take on Congress David Lightman, Congressional Correspondent,
      McClatchy News Service CONFIRMED

      * Teaching with Primary Sources Cindy Rich, Project Director, Teaching with
      Primary Sources, Eastern Illinois University CONFIRMED

      * Leadership in the House During the 112th Congress Bryan Marshall, Department
      of Political Science, Miami University of Ohio CONFIRMED

      * New Approaches to Teaching about Congress Paul C. Milazzo, Department of
      History, Ohio University CONFIRMED

      * How to Get Your Point Across to Congress Members Stephanie Vance, Advocacy
      Associates, Washington DC CONFIRMED

      * Best Practices CONFIRMED

      * The Impact of Congressional Redistricting on the 2012 Elections TENTATIVE

      Take a look at The Dirksen Center Web site --
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_CongressClassroom.htm -- to see
      what participants say about the program.

      * REGISTRATION *

      If you are interested in learning more about the sessions and registering for
      the Congress in the Classroom 2011 workshop, you can complete an online
      registration form found at:
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/programs_CiCapplication.htm

      Cindy Koeppel

      The Dirksen Congressional Center

      2815 Broadway

      Pekin, IL 61554

      309.347.7113

      309.347.6432 Fax

      Email: ckoeppel@...

      Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org

      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DirksenCenter

      Twitter: http://twitter.com/dirksencenter
    • Cindy Koeppel
      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 -- OUR 20TH YEAR * Deadline: April 15, 2011 * Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 8, 2011
      • 0 Attachment
        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 -- OUR 20TH YEAR

        * Deadline: April 15, 2011 *

        Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in
        its 20th year. Developed and sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center, the
        workshop is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching
        about Congress.

        Congress in the Classroom is designed for high school or middle school teachers
        who teach U.S. history, government, civics, political science, or social
        studies. Forty teachers will be selected to take part in the program. All
        online applications must be received by no later than April 15, 2011. We will
        notify individuals of our decisions by April 30, 2011.

        Although the workshop will feature a variety of sessions, the 2011 program will
        feature a broad overview of Congress and blends two kinds of sessions. Some
        emphasize ideas and resources that teachers can use almost immediately in their
        classrooms -- sessions about primary sources and Best Practices are good
        examples. Other sessions deal with more abstract topics. Think of them as
        resembling graduate-level courses, stronger on content than on classroom
        applications. If you are looking for a program that features one or the other
        exclusively, Congress in the Classroom is probably not right for you.

        Throughout the program, you will work with subject matter experts as well as
        colleagues from across the nation. This combination of firsthand knowledge and
        peer-to-peer interaction will give you new ideas, materials, and a
        professionally enriching experience.

        "Until now so much of what I did in my class on Congress was straight
        theory-this is what the Constitution says, "noted one of our teachers. "Now I
        can use these activities and illustrations to help get my students involved in
        the class and at the very least their community but hopefully in the federal
        government. This workshop has given me a way to help them see how relevant my
        class is and what they can do to help make changes in society."

        The 2011 workshop will be held Monday, July 25-28, 2011, at Embassy Suites,
        East Peoria, Illinois. The program is certified by the Illinois State Board of
        Education for up to 22 Continuing Education Units. The program also is endorsed
        by the National Council for the Social Studies.

        Participants are responsible for (1) a non-refundable $125 registration fee
        (required to confirm acceptance after notice of selection) and (2)
        transportation to and from Peoria, Illinois. Many school districts will pay all
        or a portion of these costs.

        The Center pays for three nights lodging at the headquarters hotel (providing a
        single room for each participant), workshop materials, local transportation,
        all but three meals, and presenter honoraria and expenses. The Center spends
        between $40,000 and $45,000 to host the program each year.

        What follows are the sessions planned for the 2011 edition of Congress in the
        Classroom. Please re-visit the site for changes as the program develops.

        Session Titles, 2011:

        * Jumping Right In Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

        * Congressional Insight: A Simulation Colleen Vivori, National Association of
        Manufacturers CONFIRMED

        * Using Fantasy Congress to Engage My Students Scott Corner, Government and
        Politics Teacher, Palma High School, Salinas CA CONFIRMED

        * Congress at Work Christine Blackerby, Center for Legislative Archives,
        National Archives and Records Administration CONFIRMED

        * Help for Teachers from the Office of The Historian Kathleen Johnson, Oral
        Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives CONFIRMED

        * A View of Congress from the White House: What the Presidential Tapes Reveal
        KC Johnson, Department of History, Brooklyn College CONFIRMED

        * The Congressional Time Line Project Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional
        Center CONFIRMED

        * Congress for Kids Cindy Koeppel, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

        * A Journalist’s Take on Congress David Lightman, Congressional Correspondent,
        McClatchy News Service CONFIRMED

        * Teaching with Primary Sources Cindy Rich, Project Director, Teaching with
        Primary Sources, Eastern Illinois University CONFIRMED

        * Leadership in the House During the 112th Congress Bryan Marshall, Department
        of Political Science, Miami University of Ohio CONFIRMED

        * New Approaches to Teaching about Congress Paul C. Milazzo, Department of
        History, Ohio University CONFIRMED

        * How to Get Your Point Across to Congress Members Stephanie Vance, Advocacy
        Associates, Washington DC CONFIRMED

        * Best Practices CONFIRMED

        * The Impact of Congressional Redistricting on the 2012 Elections TENTATIVE

        Take a look at The Dirksen Center Web site --
        http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_CongressClassroom.htm -- to see
        what participants say about the program.

        * REGISTRATION *

        If you are interested in learning more about the sessions and registering for
        the Congress in the Classroom 2011 workshop, you can complete an online
        registration form found at:
        http://www.dirksencenter.org/programs_CiCapplication.htm

        Cindy Koeppel

        The Dirksen Congressional Center

        2815 Broadway

        Pekin, IL 61554

        309.347.7113

        309.347.6432 Fax

        Email: ckoeppel@...

        Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org

        Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DirksenCenter

        Twitter: http://twitter.com/dirksencenter
      • Cindy Koeppel
        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 - OUR 20TH YEAR * Deadline: April 15, 2011 * Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 31, 2011
        • 0 Attachment
          CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: CONGRESS IN THE CLASSROOM 2011 - OUR 20TH YEAR

          * Deadline: April 15, 2011 *

          Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in
          its 20th year. Developed and sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center, the
          workshop is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching
          about Congress.

          Congress in the Classroom is designed for high school or middle school teachers
          who teach U.S. history, government, civics, political science, or social
          studies. Forty teachers will be selected to take part in the program. All
          online applications must be received by no later than April 15, 2011. We will
          notify individuals of our decisions by April 30, 2011.

          Although the workshop will feature a variety of sessions, the 2011 program will
          feature a broad overview of Congress and blends two kinds of sessions. Some
          emphasize ideas and resources that teachers can use almost immediately in their
          classrooms-sessions about primary sources and Best Practices are good examples.
          Other sessions deal with more abstract topics. Think of them as resembling
          graduate-level courses, stronger on content than on classroom applications. If
          you are looking for a program that features one or the other exclusively,
          Congress in the Classroom® is probably not right for you.

          Throughout the program, you will work with subject matter experts as well as
          colleagues from across the nation. This combination of firsthand knowledge and
          peer-to-peer interaction will give you new ideas, materials, and a
          professionally enriching experience.

          "Until now so much of what I did in my class on Congress was straight
          theory-this is what the Constitution says, "noted one of our teachers." Now I
          can use these activities and illustrations to help get my students involved in
          the class and at the very least their community but hopefully in the federal
          government. This workshop has given me a way to help them see how relevant my
          class is and what they can do to help make changes in society."

          The 2011 workshop will be held Monday, July 25-28, 2011, at Embassy Suites,
          East Peoria, Illinois. The program is certified by the Illinois State Board of
          Education for up to 22 Continuing Education Units.

          The program also is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies.
          Participants are responsible for (1) a non-refundable $125 registration fee
          (required to confirm acceptance after notice of selection) and (2)
          transportation to and from Peoria, Illinois. Many school districts will pay all
          or a portion of these costs.

          The Center pays for three nights lodging at the headquarters hotel (providing a
          single room for each participant), workshop materials, local transportation,
          all but three meals, and presenter honoraria and expenses. The Center spends
          between $40,000 and $45,000 to host the program each year.

          What follows are the sessions planned for the 2011 edition of Congress in the
          Classroom. Please re-visit the site for changes as the program develops.

          Session Titles, 2011:

          * Jumping Right In Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

          * Congressional Insight: A Simulation Colleen Vivori, National Association of
          Manufacturers CONFIRMED

          * Using Fantasy Congress to Engage My Students Scott Corner, Government and
          Politics Teacher, Palma High School, Salinas CA CONFIRMED

          * Congress at Work Christine Blackerby, Center for Legislative Archives,
          National Archives and Records Administration CONFIRMED

          * Help for Teachers from the Office of The Historian Kathleen Johnson, Oral
          Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives CONFIRMED

          * A View of Congress from the White House: What the Presidential Tapes Reveal
          KC Johnson, Department of History, Brooklyn College CONFIRMED

          * The Congressional Time Line Project Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional
          Center CONFIRMED

          Congress for Kids Cindy Koeppel, The Dirksen Congressional Center CONFIRMED

          A Journalist's Take on Congress David Lightman, Congressional Correspondent,
          McClatchy News Service CONFIRMED

          Teaching with Primary Sources Cindy Rich, Project Director, Teaching with
          Primary Sources, Eastern Illinois University CONFIRMED

          Leadership in the House During the 112th Congress Bryan Marshall, Department of
          Political Science, Miami University of Ohio CONFIRMED

          New Approaches to Teaching about Congress Paul C. Milazzo, Department of
          History, Ohio University CONFIRMED

          Listen Up Legislators: How to Get Your Point Across Stephanie Vance, Advocacy
          Associates, Washington DC CONFIRMED

          Best Practices CONFIRMED

          The Impact of Congressional Redistricting on the 2012 Elections TENTATIVE

          Take a look at The Dirksen Center Web site --
          http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_programs_CongressClassroom.htm -- to see
          what participants say about the program.

          * REGISTRATION *

          If you are interested in learning more about the sessions and registering for
          the Congress in the Classroom 2011 workshop, you can complete an online
          registration form found at:
          http://www.dirksencenter.org/programs_CiCapplication.htm

          Cindy Koeppel

          The Dirksen Congressional Center

          2815 Broadway

          Pekin, IL 61554

          309.347.7113

          309.347.6432 Fax

          Email: ckoeppel@...

          Web site: http://www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org

          Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DirksenCenter

          Twitter: http://twitter.com/dirksencenter
        Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.