The Digital Public Library of America is looking for excellent educators for its new Education Advisory Committee. We recently announced a new grant from the Whiting Foundation that funds the creation of new primary source-based education resources for student use with teacher guidance.
We are currently recruiting a small group of enthusiastic humanities educators in grades 6-14 to collaborate with us on this project. Members of this group will:
- build and review primary source sets (curated collections of primary sources about people, places, events, or ideas) and related teacher guides
- give feedback on the tools students and teachers will use to generate their own sets on DPLA’s website
- help DPLA develop and revise its strategy for education resource development and promotion in 2015-2016
If selected, participants are committing to:
- attend a 2-day in-person meeting on July 29-July, 30 2015 (arriving the night of July 28) in Boston, Massachusetts
- attend three virtual meetings (September 2015, November 2015, and January 2016)
- attend a 2-day in-person meeting in March 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts (dates to be selected in consultation with participants)
Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend for participation as well as full reimbursement for travel costs.