K-12 Mississippi Educators are invited to register for a FREE workshop co-hosted by the Delta Center for Culture and Learning and the George Washington Teacher Institute.

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Delta Center for Culture and Learning in Cleveland, MS

Teaching Difficult Subjects

Mount Vernon Education is partnering with the Delta Center for Culture and Learning in Cleveland, MS to offer a full day teacher professional development workshop to explore the unique histories of both the Mississippi Delta region and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Teachers will participate in placed based learning sessions at various Delta area sites to address the longstanding social, economic, and cultural challenges that inhibit regional advancement. Through content and methodology sessions, teachers will explore slavery in the 18th Century, and George Washington’s changing views on slavery. Educators will emerge with fresh content, resources, pedagogy, and the confidence to teach difficult subjects in the classroom. 

The workshop is open to all K-12 educators. Breakfast and lunch will be served. To honor your time and commitment, $75 stipends will be provided to all attendees. Delta State University is able to offer 0.9 CEU credits for attendance at the workshop, at the cost of $15.00. No advance registration is required, but please be prepared with check or cash the day of.

*More Information will be provided about directions, parking, etc. to those who have registered, one week before the program.  

8:00-8:30am Registration and Coffee/Breakfast
8:30-9:00am Introductions and Outcomes
9:00-10:00am Teaching Difficult Subjects
10:00-12:30pm Site Visits/Case Studies
Chinese Mission School
Dockery Farms
Fannie Lou Hamer's
12:30-1:30pm Working Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Site Visits/Case Studies Reflection
2:30-3:30pm Slavery at Mount Vernon/ George Washington's Changing Views on Slavery Workshop
3:30-4:30pm Teaching Difficult Subjects
4:30-5:00pm Conclusion


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