Announcing the History Survey Project Fellows 2012-2013

FOR IMMEADIATE RELEASE

January 19, 2012

Announcing the History Survey Project Fellows 2012-2013

El Paso, Texas – The History Survey Project is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural group of fellows for 2012-2013. Fellows were selected from a group of top local educators through a rigorous selection process and are making an eighteen-month commitment to participate in a world-class professional development experience that will improve classroom teaching.

The accepted fellows come from across El Paso and from a variety of United States History teaching environments. Martina Collins teaches at Northwest Early College High School in the Canutillo Independent School District. Eduardo Hinojos is a teacher at Socorro High School in the Socorro Independent School District where he is the CATE teacher for the Governance and Public Administration Cluster and Director for the EXCEL Academy. Michael Reese teaches at Andress High School in the El Paso Independent School District and teaches Advanced Placement® classes. Hazel Tipton is a dual credit teacher at Austin High School in the El Paso Independent School District.

The History Survey Project (HSP) aims to explore, understand, and improve the teaching of U.S. history survey courses by uniting practical experience with recent findings from the scholarship of teaching and learning. The selected fellows will receive intellectual and financial support to revise their survey courses, producing a variety of instructional materials along the way. These instructional materials will be able to be used by all faculty who simultaneously survey the past and prepare Americans for the future. The project will also bring several internationally-renowned scholars on history teaching to El Paso to instruct participants, including Dr. Lendol Calder (Augustana College), Dr. David Pace (Indiana University), and Dr. Alan Booth (University of Nottingham.

The History Survey Project is co-directed by UTEP professors Bradley J. Cartwright and Keith A. Erekson. It is a joint collaboration between the University of Texas at El Paso’s Center for History Teaching & Learning, the Department of History, and the Texas Faculty Collaborative for Social Studies of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The collaborative is directed by Dr. Andrew Milson of the University of Texas at Arlington and is an initiative of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Center for History Teaching & Learning is a division of UTEP’s History Department created to promote scholarly teaching among department faculty, support teacher education among our students, and provide outreach and professional development opportunities for area social studies teachers.

For more information, please visit utep.edu/hsp, send an email to hsp@utep.edu, or call 915-747-5878.

LINKS

History Survey Project website

www.utep.edu/hsp

Center for History Teaching & Learning

http://www.utep.edu/chtl


Advertisements
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s