Sunday, August 10, 2014

Opportunity to Visit Mount Vernon for Missouri Teachers

Missouri teachers (grades 3-12) have an incredible opportunity to visit Mount Vernon this fall at no expense for outstanding professional development on the life of George Washington.  A Weekend with George Washington will take place September 18 - 21, 2014.  

The deadline for application has recently been moved back to August 22.

You can find the application and additional information at the Mount Vernon site here. 
Mount Vernon - Picture by Eric Langhorst

In the interest of promoting this opportunity to as many Missouri teachers as possible I have also copied and pasted the basic information below from the Mount Vernon site:

Through the generous support of the Paul M. Shatz and Deane Lee Shatz Charitable Foundation, Missouri teachers (grades 3-12) are invited to apply for a FREE residential experience at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.
A Weekend With George Washington is a four-day, immersive residential program in which accepted teachers participate in an intensive study of George Washington and his world. The curriculum includes discussions led by noted Washington scholars, and hands-on workshops exploring Washington’s life and interests at Mount Vernon. Through study, discussion, tours, and projects, participants will gain a new and deeper understanding of the life and character of George Washington and his unique legacy in creating and shaping the principles of America’s democracy.
Past sessions have included:
•    The Leadership of George Washington
•    Teaching with Place
•    George Washington’s Book Club
•    Teaching Slavery in the Classroom
•    Patron of Learning: The Intellectual George Washington
All teachers accepted into the program will reside on the grounds of Washington’s home. A travel stipend, as well as all lodging, meals, workshops, and materials are included in the program.
Participants are required to perform an in-service session for colleagues in their home district or state, or create an original lesson plan for dissemination to teachers across the nation via the Mount Vernon website.
Please email completed applications to Danie Schallom Herbst at with “MO Residential Weekend” in the subject line.

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