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Mickey: I am a 1998 Fellow and this year I have joined the Mike Mansfield
Center to do some work on their proposed Digital Resource Library related
to American Wars in Asia.  Could you share a bit of what you do in terms of
tech curriculum with high school teachers?  We're applying for an HEH
Schools for the Milennium Grant and I'm trying  to decide if a teacher
training in a district is best or is it better to focus on school reform in
one school.  This probably sounds a bit vague, but I would love the
opportunity to know what you shared with social studies teachers.  Was it
the collections only?  How do you prepare them for the technology if they
aren't familiar?  Thanks, Marta Brooks
 >Dear Fellows,
>
>Though I have been home for six days, I must say, that I am still
>aglow from the phenomenal adventures and professional stimulation at
>the American Memory Fellows Institute, the Library of Congress and in
>the 'District'.  Everyone I encounter, hears about this memorable,
>colleagial experience.
>
>Immediately upon my return, I had the opportunity to share the
>American Memory collections with a cadre of social studies teachers
>as part of a three day institute (July 26-28).  One of my topics,
>Using Technology in the Social Sciences, was a perfect opportunity to
>showcase the exemplary work of the Library or Congress, National
>Digital Library, the CCT facilitators and the American Memory
>fellows.   Naturally, the teachers were excited and want a hands-on
>workshop so that they can incorporate the collections into their
>instructional programs.  I can hardly believe my good fortune.  My
>work this summer is a PERFECT match for my work this next year.
>
>Til later...
>Micki
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>Micki M. Caskey, Ph.D.
>Assistant Professor
>Curriculum & Instruction
>Graduate School of Education
>Portland State University
>Office Phone:  (503) 725-4749
>PSU FAX:  (503) 725-8475
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