Missouri and Kentucky teachers (grades 3-12) are invited to apply for a FREE residential experience at George Washington's Mount Vernon. This opportunity has been made possible through the generous support of the Paul M. Shatz and Deane Lee Shatz Charitable Foundation.

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Date

Application Deadline

July 20, 2015

A Weekend With George Washington is a four-day, immersive residential program for teachers from Missouri and Kentucky. Attendees will participate in an intensive study of George Washington and his world through a curriculum which will include discussions led by noted Washington scholar, Dr. Denver Brunsman, as well as hands-on workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy.

Past Sessions Have Included:

• The Leadership of George Washington
• Teaching with Place
• George Washington’s Book Club
• Teaching Slavery in the Classroom
• Patron of Learning: The Intellectual George Washington

Application Process

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume listing relevant education, teaching history, leadership roles held, previous professional development, student engagement, and examples of innovative teaching practices.
  • A personal essay (no more than 750 words) addressing the following questions:
    • Why do you want to attend the George Washington Teacher Institute?
    • How is the subject of George Washington relevant to your teaching?
    • How will you take what you've learned and make an impact in your learning communities (with students, colleagues, online, etc.)?
  • One Letter of Support addressing your skill, ability, and experience as a teacher and indicating support for the responsibilities outlined in the Participant Obligation Pledge. 

Participants Will Have the Opportunity To

  • Examine the character and accomplishments of George Washington while living on his 18th Century estate
  • Engage in active discussion of 18th Century history with top historians
  • Explore Mount Vernon through interactive workshops, tours, and group projects
  • Connect lessons to the C3 Framework and discuss how to strengthen teaching history in all aspects of curriculum
  • Return to your classroom with new knowledge, teaching materials and enthusiasm to share with your students and colleagues
All teachers accepted into the institute receive a travel stipend and reside on the grounds of Washington's home. Participants are required to perform a minimum of one in-service session for colleagues in their home district or state. 

2014 Missouri Teachers with Paul and Deane Shatz


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