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  Although we haven't worked with Dr. Jaffee, the groups who are presenting this have worked with us in our institutes.

2002 New Media Classroom Summer Institute
"Learning to Look: New Media, Visual Resources, and Humanities
at The Graduate Center, CUNY
June 2-7, 2002
hosted by City University of New York Faculty Development Program
and the American Social History Project.
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the American
Social History Project will host one of nine regional summer seminars
sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities for the
development of multimedia instruction in the humanities classroom. The
program at the Graduate Center includes a five-day institute (beginning
Sunday afternoon June 2 until Friday June 7, a year-long online seminar,
and follow-up meetings focusing on the successful implementation of new
media-based instruction. The institute will be lead by David Jaffee,
Department of History, City College of New York and Graduate Center, and
Sue Luftschein, Department of Liberal Studies, Parsons School of
Design/New School University
2002 Summer Institute
The theme "Learning to Look" addresses the expanding yet largely
unevaluated realm of visual materials available on the World Wide Web.
In the last five years, pictorial archival resources have expanded
exponentially over the Web, from colonial broadsides to contemporary
photojournalism. We are interested in enhancing the use of visual
materials in teaching across the humanities and learning about the past
as well as advance the critical viewing skills of students in history
and humanities classrooms. "Learning to Look" will help humanities
educators in colleges and universities, secondary schools, and museums
and public institutions develop effective strategies for using visual
documents in the fine arts, material culture, and popular culture.
The Institute will be located at the CUNY Graduate Center, providing
participants with access to leading digital humanities projects such as
the American Social History Project, the New Media Lab, and the Visible
Knowledge Project; innovative new media programs focusing on the
visualization of the past, including The Lost Museum, Liberty, Equality,
Fraternity, and History Matters; and new media producers and classroom
practitioners with a decade of experience creating and applying
Web-based and CD-ROM programming.
Participants will discuss new scholarship, examine new media resources,
and develop strategies for classroom implementation, and discuss
individual and institutional implications of incorporating new
technologies. Sessions will include:
. presentations -- surveys and demonstrations of available media
. hands-on activities using websites and CD-ROM resources
. time for collaborative curriculum planning
. work with scholars and educators who have been pioneers in
developing new media applications
. discussions on advancing critical viewing skills in the
humanities classroom
2002-2003 Year-Long Faculty Development Program
Our collaborative exploration of "teaching with technology" will extend
through the academic year via a year-long follow-up program that will
engage participants in sustained and systematic assessment of efforts to
incorporate new media resources into their classrooms and sites.
. demonstrations of innovative classroom practices using
humanities teaching resources available on CD-ROM and the World Wide
. participation in an on-line seminar;
. follow-up seminars, focusing on the successful implementation of
new media-based instruction (two each semester).
Selection of 2002 Summer Institute Participants
Faculty, librarians, educators, and archivists at New York metropolitan
area universities, colleges, high schools, and public history and
cultural institutions should submit applications no later than Wednesday
April 25, 2001. Applications can be submitted by teams (2-3 people)
from schools, school districts, and other educational, historical and
cultural organizations. Criteria for selection would include:
1) desire to incorporate new media resources into instruction and
2) eagerness to explore intersection of visual and material culture
education through the use of new electronic resources,
3) interest in participating in year-long faculty development program
4) commitment to share results of media-based instruction and
interpretation with other interested colleagues, and
5) demonstrated knowledge and experience using the web and new media in
research and/or teaching.
Guidelines and application materials are available at:
For more information, contact: Professor David Jaffee, Graduate Center
of the City University of New York, Department of History, 365 Fifth
Avenue, Suite 5114, New York, NY 10016
email: [log in to unmask] telephone (212) 650-7453 (CCNY)

Judith K. Graves
Digital Project Coordinator
Library of Congress
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