Just wanted to take this opportunity to remind friends and colleagues that the deadline to apply to attend Ashbrook’s excellent on-location weekend colloquia is around the corner. I had the opportunity to attend one at Mt. Vernon very recently, and it was incredible. If you have the chance to go, I encourage it. Plus, they give you a nice stipend to help defray costs! The message from our friends at Ashbrook is below.  I would LOVE to attend a couple more of these! (You may be more familiar with Ashbrook through their Teaching American History website).

If you have not yet applied, or are waiting to apply, now is your last chance! Apply today for elite Ashbrook Weekend Colloquia on American History and Government at Historic Sites during the summer of 2015. The application deadline is this Sunday, May 31st.
You and teachers like you from across the country will have the opportunity to:
  • Visit historic sites, like Independence Hall or Monticello
  • Experience Ashbrook’s unique discussion-based format
  • Engage in thoughtful conversation with fellow teachers, guided by a historian/political scientist
  • Explore primary source documents
  • Increase your expertise and develop content knowledge
  • Reignite your passion for your subject area
  • Take ideas back to your classroom that inspire your students
  • Earn up to 8 contact hours, with the option to earn 1 graduate credit
  • Receive a stipend of $425 to defray the cost of travel, plus have your program accommodations for the weekend provided by Ashbrook
  • Be treated to complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments during the program
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Political Choices and the Necessity of Eloquence
July 17-19, 2015
Springfield, IL

  • Thomas Jefferson and Education
July 24-26, 2015
Charlottesville, VA

  • The Jefferson Enigma: Founder and Statesman
July 24-26, 2015
Charlottesville, VA

  • Creating a Constitution
July 24-26, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

  • Creating a Constitution
July 31 – August 2, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

  • Security, Self-Determination, and Empire: The Grand Alliance, 1941-1945
July 31 – August 2, 2015
New Orleans, LA

  • Calvin Coolidge: Silent Cal Speaks
August 14-16, 2015
Killington, VT

  • Alexander Hamilton: Treasury Secretary and Indispensable Presidential Advisor
August 21-23, 2015
Philadelphia, PA

We look forward to meeting you at one of our programs. Please direct any questions to:
            Monica Moser
            Teacher Programs Coordinator
            (419) 289-5411