Summer Teachers Institute
Pottery and Pixels: New Ways to Teach the Forgotten Story of Free Blacks in Colonial America
Dates: July 17-21, 2017
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017
Participants in this 5-day workshop will collaborate with historians, archaeologists, curators, interpreters, and digital media experts. The program begins at Independence Park with 3 days of information sessions, hands-on activities, and site tours. On day 4 participants meet nearby at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to see how this new African American history is being interpreted using virtual reality (immersive landscapes and 3D printing). Educators spend the final day collectively exploring new ways for teaching this forgotten part of American history.
For more information and an application, download the flier.
To register, contact Education Program Manager Jeffrey Collins by email.