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From: Judith K. Graves <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 2:13 PM
Subject: 2001 call for applications
> Hi Everyone,
> Below is the 2001 Call for Applications press release. Danna Bell-Russell
> on our staff is sending it out to all listservs this afternoon. If you
> don't see it on your lists, please share.
> We are just seven states shy of reaching all 50. Alabama, Alaska,
> Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina are not yet
> represented. If y'all have any contacts or good buddies in those states,
> please share this press release with them.
> Planning begins in earnest tomorrow, although I quietly put the
> online right before Thanksgiving. If anyone has any suggestions or
> comments on anything that we should think about for this year's program,
> please email me at [log in to unmask]
> Good afternoon,
> This announcement is being sent to a number of lists. Please accept our
> apologies for any duplicate postings.
> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2001 AMERICAN MEMORY FELLOWS INSTITUTE AT
> LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
> The American Memory Fellows Program is an excellent opportunity for
> outstanding teachers, librarians and media specialists to work with the
> Library of Congress to understand better how primary sources can enrich
> the learning experience of students in grades 4 through 12. This is a
> yearlong professional development opportunity, the cornerstone of which
> is the American Memory Fellows Institute, held in Washington at the
> Library of Congress in two six-day sessions: July 15-20 or July 22-27,
> The American Memory Fellows Institute sponsors 25 two-person teams of
> exemplary grade 4-12 educators for their stay in Washington. Each
> session will accommodate approximately 12 teams of 24 Fellows. Teams
> will attend only one session; however, to be eligible for consideration,
> teams must be available for both sessions. To apply, use the application
> found online at http://learning.loc.gov/learn/amfp
> Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 26, 2001.
> American Memory Fellows Institute
> During the six-day institute, Fellows will work with Library of Congress
> staff and consultants, examine both actual and virtual primary source
> artifacts photographs, maps, graphic arts, video, audio, documents and
> texts plus learn strategies for working with these electronic primary
> source materials. Participants will also develop sample teaching
> materials that draw upon the American Memory online materials.
> The Fellowship Year
> Following the Institute, Fellows will continue to develop, refine and
> test their teaching materials with other colleagues and students. These
> teacher-created materials are then edited for presentation on the
> Library of Congress Learning Page at http://learning.loc.gov/learn
> Throughout the school year, Fellows participate in online discussion
> groups. American Memory Fellows, as mentors to their professions, are
> also asked to share their knowledge with other colleagues throughout the
> nation at workshops and seminars or in writing.
> Selection Criteria
> The Library is seeking applications from two-member teams of humanities
> teachers, librarians and media specialists who:
> Have frequent access to and a high level of comfort using the World Wide
> Web, e-mail and other technologies;
> Have experience using primary sources to motivate students, promote
> their critical thinking and help them connect history to their lives;
> Are active leaders in their fields, or have the ability to disseminate
> their expertise to teachers or librarians in their community and region;
> Work with student populations that are diverse (e.g. by region, income,
> race and ethnicity, language, ability, etc.).
> If you meet these criteria, print out and complete the online
> application at http://learning.loc.gov/learn/amfp You may make copies
> of the application for interested colleagues.
> Remember, applications must be postmarked by Feb. 26, 2001. (No email,
> fax or disk-based applications, please.) Notification letters to all
> applicants will be mailed the week of April 23, 2001. Send inquiries to
> Andrea Savada at [log in to unmask] or (202) 707-8148.
> Judith K. Graves
> Educational Services
> National Digital Library Program
> Library of Congress
> 101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
> Washington, D.C. 20540-1320
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