FW: New Media Classroom
- fyi..aj wright
From: Popular Culture & American Culture Associations/H-Net Discussion
list [mailto:H-PCAACA@...] On Behalf Of Ken Dvorak,
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 7:01 AM
Subject: New Media Classroom
The Blues, Bluegrass, and Blue Suede Shoes: Southern Culture in the New
Classroom - NEH Summer Institute
Location: Tennessee, United States
Seminar Registration Deadline: 2000-04-21
Date Submitted: 2000-03-28
This is an announcement of an NEH/New Media Classroom weeklong faculty
development institute to be held May 22-26, 2000, at Vanderbilt University.
The institute is open to faculty from high schools, colleges and
"The Blues, Bluegrass, and Blue Suede Shoes: Southern Culture in the New
The American Social History Project and the American Studies Association's
Crossroads Project announce that Vanderbilt University will host a New Media
Classroom seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Beginning in May 2000, Vanderbilt University's American and Southern Studies
Program and the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching will lead: "The Blues,
Bluegrass, and Blue Suede Shoes: Southern Culture in the New Media
Participants will examine the pedagogical potential of new media
in American and Southern studies. Our efforts will intersect a range of
broader topics, including issues of race, representations of gender, and the
search for the "authentic" America. This New Media Classroom seminar will
relevant to university, college and high school faculty who teach history,
literature, music, social sciences, politics, and art.
"The Blues, Bluegrass, and Blue Suede Shoes" will begin with a weeklong
summer institute to be held at Vanderbilt University on May 22-26, 2000.
This institute will allow participating faculty to:
* Explore a wide range of Southern culture and American studies resources
available on the internet and CD-ROM;
* Work with scholars and educators who have pioneered teaching humanities
with new technologies; and
* Develop strategies for using new media with their students.
Returning to their schools for the 2000-2001 academic year, participating
faculty will test the strategies they developed during the summer institute,
take part in regular on-line seminars, and participate in periodic follow-up
meetings at Vanderbilt.
The New Media Classroom program will involve a diverse group of humanities
educators. We believe secondary and post-secondary educators have much to
gain from collective conversation about curriculum and teaching. The
will involve leaders in the field of new media education and those who have
only begun their exploration. Our goal is to work together to discover ways
to make new media resources more useful to a broader range of humanities
teachers and students.
Applications are due April 21.
For further information and to apply to the Vanderbilt institute, visit our
website at <A
/cft/NewMedia</A>, or contact Peter Felten, <A
For more information on the national New Media Classroom program, visit our
website at <A
uny.edu/index_new.html</A> or contact Donna Thompson <A
HREF="mailto:DThompson@...">DThompson@...</A> or (212)
Center for Teaching
Box 1537, Station B
Nashville, TN 37235