May 2020 Letter from Institute Director

11 May 2020

Dear Fellow Educators,

We are pleased to announce the Institute’s seminar schedule for fall and spring 2020-2021. Founded by Professor Susan R. Schrepfer, this will be the thirty-second year of programing, and we look forward to offering you this series of seminars.

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 recommendations of the College Board and the 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. The seminars begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 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.

Given our current circumstances with the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that you do not mail any registration forms or payments to RCHA. We ask that you please bring your payment or School Purchase Order check on the day of your seminar. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding the payment of your registration fee. If you should later find that you are unable to attend, please contact us immediately so that we can admit those who have been wait listed.

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 seminar location) 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

 Quiyana Butler, Co-Director and Senior Administrator, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis

 

*Our seminars are planned with the re-opening of the Rutgers Campus in mind. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, we may need to make adjustments, depending upon faculty availability and the operating status of the University. We will try to keep you fully informed.