Teacher Institutes at the Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities
Summer 2022: “Voices from the Misty Mountains, Reclaiming Our Story for a New Appalachia”
Our Summer 2022 Teacher Institute, “Voices from the Misty Mountains, Reclaiming Our Story for a New Appalachia,” explores the cultural distinctiveness of our area, sharing with West Virginia teachers an understanding of the rich historical, social, philosophic, linguistic, political, and literary stories of our Appalachian region and state. The literary, historic and cultural voices explored in the institute will help teacher/mentors understand the diversity of our region and the importance of knowing this rich story, and passing on that knowledge and understanding to West Virginia children. The institute also seeks to provide funding to all participants so that they may acquire the tools, materials, resources, and professional development to enhance their work with the children whom they mentor and teach.
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.