JAMESTOWN - As the latest phase of the Center's Youth Education Initiative, the Robert H. Jackson Center recently announced its first annual Teacher Fellowship Program. The program is designed to develop a community of skilled educators who will collaborate with the Center to create quality educational materials that meet common core standards and can easily be incorporated into classroom curriculum.
The Fellowship program is designed to immerse participants in the life and work of Justice Robert H. Jackson, so that they may in turn share his legacy with their students, colleagues, and communities. Topics that will be explored are the Supreme Court, human rights and international law.
Three educators from the greater Western New York/northwest Pennsylvania area will be chosen as the Center's first Teacher Fellows. To be accepted into the program, these educators must show evidence of excellence in the classroom, participation in community and professional organizations, as well as knowledge of the importance of Justice Jackson and his contributions to history. After four days of in-depth research and training in advanced historical and pedagogical issues related to Jackson's biography and legacy, Fellows will create and implement online lessons or short units of study that will be housed on the Jackson Center website as resources for educator use nationwide.
The deadline for applications for the 2013 Fellowship has been extended to June 3 at 4 p.m. Applications are available on the Center's website, www.roberthjackson.org, along with complete information about the Fellowship program. Winners will be announced on or before June 14. The program commences July 8, and continues with three additional dates throughout the summer months.