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Summer Upstander Academy applications now open! Please share with teachers and those who teach teachers

  • 1.  Summer Upstander Academy applications now open! Please share with teachers and those who teach teachers

    Posted 02-10-2021 10:33:00 AM

    Studying Genocide to Encourage Upstanding in Schools and Museums

    SIX DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE Upstander Academy - Upstander Project

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    Upstander Academy - Upstander Project
    Upstander Academy is a 6-day professional development program for humanities teachers and museum educators in an intimate cohort-based setting where the power of storytelling ignites learning and invites self-reflection on complex historic and contemporary issues. Our curriculum uses post-genocide Rwanda and genocide against Native peoples in the U.S.
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    Upstander Academy is a 6-day professional development program for humanities teachers and museum educators in an intimate cohort-based setting where the power of storytelling ignites learning and invites self-reflection on complex historic and contemporary issues.

    Our curriculum uses post-genocide Rwanda and genocide against Native peoples in the U.S. as a framework for historical inquiry, sharing new teaching methods and modeling the skills of upstanders. Our goal: to create more inclusive curricula and schools, public conversations and spaces – and to help educators, institutions and students counter bias by promoting understanding, restoration and the repairing of broken relationships.

    Upstander Project's Emmy® award-winning documentary Dawnland, which was recognized for Outstanding Research, is central to our week of inquiry and discussion.

    UPSTANDER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS WILL:

    • Explore new content about post-genocide Rwanda and genocide against Native peoples in New England.

    • Test innovative teaching methods that support the Inquiry arc, and critical and creative thinking.

    • Learn to interrogate primary sources and work with learning activities using diverse materials and tools.

    • Practice and model the skills of upstanders in their classrooms, museums, and communities.

    • Become part of a growing professional community of colleagues that integrates genocide education and strategies for decolonization into classrooms, museums, and national parks.



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    Rachel Talbert
    Vice Chair NCSS Indigenous Education Community
    Doctoral Candidate
    The George Washington University
    Washington DC
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