The South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (SCAAHF) is accepting applications from social studies and visual and performing arts teachers and college students majoring in arts education to participate in an institute at Historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island, June 17 through June 21, 2019. Participants will be immersed in the Gullah Geechee Culture and given strategies to assist with developing lesson plans.
Twenty-five participants will be selected for the institute from K-12 teachers, coordinators and college students majoring in arts education. Instructional lesson plans developed by institute participants will be published in the SCAAHC Teacher’s Guide Arts Integration Supplement. Curriculum will include field excursions to Sandy Island, Brookgreen Gardens, St. Helena Island and Hilton Head Island.
Participation includes $250 Professional Development Stipend; 40 Hours of Continuing Education Credits; Free lodging, meals, admissions, and transportation to sites; Participants are responsible for transportation to St. Helena Island, SC.
Following the institute, participants will have two months to create two lesson plans. These lesson plans will be added to websites of the South Carolina Department of Education, South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Application Deadline – March 30, 2019. Submit letter of application to [email protected] Letter should include name, address, e-mail, phone number, name of school, grade level and discipline and one paragraph on why you should be selected to attend this institute.
This project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.