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June 2016 Letter from the Director & Co-director

 

June 2016

Dear Fellow Educators,

The Institute’s seminar schedule for fall and spring 2016-2017 is now available. Founded by Professor Susan R. Schrepfer, this will be the twenty-eighth year of programing, and we look forward to offering you this series of seminars. Please note that the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis and the Teachers Institute are moving to a new building this summer; we will update you on our new address soon. Through July, you can still mail registration forms and checks to the usual address: RCHA 88 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Seminar topics, content, and approaches have been framed with attention to your expressed interests, your classroom needs, and the revised New Jersey Standards and their evolving assessments. The increasing demands on your instructional time make it more important than ever for teachers to have professional development opportunities that focus on content, primary source documents, and perspectives tailored for your classes. The documents featured in the seminars align closely with the requirements of the revised Advanced Placement examinations. These offerings are provided by noted scholars from a variety of disciplines interested in working with teachers in a collegial setting.

This year we are offering ten one-day interdisciplinary seminars. Most seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m (the one scheduled for March 1 will run from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.). Registration for each seminar remains $35, which includes parking. You will receive reading materials and a professional credit certificate. As always, we will provide lunch in addition to a continental breakfast. We accept personal checks and school purchase orders (even if your school is covering the cost, please return the registration form to us personally so as to ensure your place.) While there is no deadline for enrollment, registration is required. If interested, contact us as soon as possible, as seminars filled up very quickly this year. To maintain a collegial environment, we limit enrollment and must close some of the seminars. Preference will be given to active teachers.

We ask that you please mail your payment or school purchase order seven days prior to your seminar date. We will mail your registration packet upon receipt of your payment or school purchase order. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding the payment of your registration fee. If you register on-line at http://rcha.rutgers.edu you must still send your payment by regular mail. If you should later find that you are unable to attend, please contact us immediately so that we can admit those who have been waitlisted. To receive a refund, submit your cancellation in writing at least one week prior to the day of the seminar.

Once registered please contact us if you have not received confirmation within two weeks. We are available by telephone and email throughout the calendar year. About two weeks prior to each program for which you have enrolled you will receive an email with logistical instructions (parking and maps) and reading materials from the instructor.

We look forward to working with you this year.

Sincerely,

Anthony di Battista, Director, Rutgers Institute for High School Teachers

Lynn Shanko, Co-Director and Senior Administrator, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

 

 

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