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Help New-York Historical Society bring women’s history to life in classrooms across the country!
Starting in 2021, the New-York Historical Society is launching an exciting new teacher ambassador program in conjunction with our Women & the American Story (WAMS) curriculum website. WAMSbassadors are educators committed to not only incorporating more women’s voices into their own instruction, but also helping other teachers do the same.
WAMSbassadors will help develop and promote WAMS by providing integral feedback on current and new materials and leading professional development (remote or in-person) designed to bring even more educators and students into contact with the rich resources of our website. The inaugural cohort of WAMSbassadors will run from March 2021 through October 2021.
We are seeking dedicated, passionate, and enthusiastic educators who serve in K-12 classrooms, school/district administrative roles, and/or teacher training positions. Prior expertise in women’s history is not required – we will train you!
- Track record of leading effective inquiry-based and primary-source driven lessons.
- Demonstrated commitment to bringing diverse and culturally responsive histories into the classroom.
- Experience leading professional development in your school or other network.
- Access to (or willingness to quickly build) a network of educators beyond a single school.
- Interest in museum education, curriculum development, and public history.
- Unwavering love of history education, even when that history is difficult or unfamiliar.
- Passion for American women’s history.
- Participate in 10 hours of synchronous and asynchronous professional development provided by New-York Historical Society.
- Provide feedback on WAMS materials through focus groups and e-mail questionnaires.
- Organize, plan, and deliver 2 professional development sessions for teachers in your region focused on bringing WAMS into the classroom.
- Sessions should extend beyond your school and tap into a wider teacher network.
- Specialize in one of three content areas -- Early Colonial Period through the American Revolution; Sectionalism, Antislavery, Civil War, Reconstruction; or Turn of the 20th Century through 1970s.
- Applicants will be able to indicate their specialization preferences.
- Be a champion of women’s history in your classroom and in your community. Actively remind the students and educators in your life that Women’s History is American History!
- $1,500 stipend distributed in two halves.
- 10 hours of professional development training, led by experienced museum educators and featuring scholars from New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History.
- Training will cover culturally responsive, inquiry-based pedagogy techniques; women’s history content; and professional development best practices.
- $150 in materials to support your work as a women’s history teacher leader, including reading materials and WAMS-branded swag!
- Networking in a cohort of outstanding teacher leaders who are equally passionate about women’s history and improving Social Studies instruction.
- Mentorship from N-YHS staff with extensive experience leading PD and exploring women’s history.
- Applications Due: January 31, 2021
- Interviews with Select Candidates: February 2021
- Final Decisions Announced: March 1, 2021
- N-YHS-led Training: March – June 2021
- WAMSbassador feedback on WAMS Content: March – September 2021
- WAMSbassador-led Professional Development: May – September 2021
Ready to Apply? Review and complete the application here! Applications due January 31, 2021!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.