Teacher Institute at the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities
Summer 2023: “Voices from the Misty Mountains Teacher Institute at Shepherd University”
“Voices from the Misty Mountains Teacher Institute” is a K-12 Hybrid (both online and in-person, synchronous experience), running two weeks, July 10-21, 2023, designed as interdisciplinary across all grade levels. The institute will feature historic sites in the Eastern Panhandle and enriching intellectual experiences gaged to enhance pedagogy and teaching outcomes. The Institute is designed to bring to teachers instructional tools, resources, professional development opportunities, as well as a body of knowledge to enable them to carry West Virginia’s rich cultural history and story to children of all ages, across the state. At the same time, the Institute will provide participants with $1000 stipends to cover Institute expenses, individual professional development goals, and classroom resources and materials. The institute will likewise provide access to literary artists and scholars, inspiring participants to revision their curricula, dispel stereotypes about the region, and bring positive self-images to students across the state. Participants can choose either professional development credit or graduate credit for this enriching experience.
This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.