Manager of Teacher Programs
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
Fannie Lou Hamer's
|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|