Dear Friends & Colleagues in the American Memory program ,

Holiday greetings.  I wanted to let folks know about this opportunity to
expand your schools' work with new digital media.

As some of you might remember, I help to run the American Social History
Project/Center for Media and Learning at City University of NY.   Starting
next summer, ASHP's New Media Classroom program will be offering an unusual
opportunity to deepen and extend the important work on teaching, learning,
and technology already taking place in your classrooms.  I've attached an RFP
announcement that outlines the program and ways to get additional
information.  Proposals are due shortly after the New Year.

Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.  We are
particularly interested in school/college collaborations.  For more
information, please contact my associate, Donna Thompson, ASHP's Assistant
Education Director for New Media Programs,  at [log in to unmask]  Or you
can go directly to the ASHP web

I hope this finds you well.  Best for the new year!

Bret Eynon

The American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, in
collaboration with the Crossroads Project  (of the American Studies
Association), is pleased to invite proposals to create new regional programs
to be part of the  New Media Classroom - Expanding Horizons national network
for the 2000-2001 school year.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New Media
Classroom is a national faculty development program which helps educators
examine the promise and problems of integrating digital resources in the
humanities classroom.  NMC Regional Centers bring faculty together
forhands-on workshops and reflective discussion, exploring active learning
strategies for using content-rich digital resources to help students
develop deeper understandings of American history and culture.  Each Regional
Center selects a broad curricular theme to highlight; examples have included
immigration and migration studies; studies of the Western Plains; and
"Crossing Urban Boundaries."  The defining characteristic of the NMC approach
to faculty development is a thoughtful, classroom-based discussion that
addresses content and pedagogy as well as technology.

NMC Regional Centers help faculty share insights and generate innovative
curriculum while deepening and rethinking their classroom practice.  NMC
Regional Centers are responsible for hosting a summer institute and
school-year follow-up workshops for 20-30 teachers.   NMC National Faculty
will help design and co-lead summer institutes and provide  leadership
training for selected local faculty leaders.  Nationally, the program
offers all participating faculty opportunities to take part in on-line
seminars and materials development projects.

NMC Regional Centers receive support services and re-grant funds worth up to
$ 45,000.  The re-grant assumes significant in-kind contributions from
participating institutions.  Those who may apply include
colleges/universities, secondary schools, museums and cultural studies
organizations, professional associations, community service groups, and
other comparable non-profit organizations.  NMC encourages applications from
school/college collaborations, schools of education, and institutions serving
low-income and under-resourced groups.

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning administers
the NMC program through the Graduate School and University Center of City
University of New York (CUNY).  Existing NMC programs are based at Washington
State University, Tulsa Community College, Pennsylvania's Millersville
University, the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, and the Massachusetts
Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as NYC high
schools and the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

Application materials and additional information are available on the
ASHP/CML web site at  All application
materials must be received by Friday, January 5, 2000.  Awards will be
announced in February.  Questions about the application process or
eligibility requirements:  contact Donna Thompson, Assistant Education
Director for New Media Programs, via email at [log in to unmask]