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					Teacher Institute      Cultural Change: the Creative Forces behind Early Modernism
June 17-22, 2012       Art Museum of West Virginia University

About the Teacher Institute:
   This five-day Institute for middle and high school teachers presents an integrated
      approach to the understanding and teaching of how the radical transformations in art,
      music, dance, and literature in the early 20th century came to define Modernism. These
      pivotal art forms will be the focus of a series of presentations, discussions, and first-hand
      observations, as participants explore how this cultural shift took place and why it proved
      to be so influential.
   Using a cross-disciplinary approach to the historical study of art forms that emerged in
      Paris in the early 20th century, the Institute will center on the integrated study of works of
      art in the collection of the Art Museum of West Virginia University and of museums in
      Washington, DC, as well as historical documentation of performances and presentations
      of early Modern music, dance, and literature.
   Teachers will work in teams to develop lesson plans that encourage critical thinking, not
      only about Modernism, but also about those factors which create monumental cultural
      change, in keeping with the West Virginia Department of Education's Content Standards
      and Objectives for the subject matter and grade levels represented in the Institute.

Who is eligible?
   Middle and high school teachers in art, social studies, English and language arts who hold
      a valid West Virginia teaching license and currently teach in grades 6-12 in one of the
      following areas: art, English/language arts, social studies/history/geography.
   Teachers must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

In addition, teachers must:
     be committed to continue teaching in West Virginia for at least one academic year (2012-
        2013) after the Institute takes place;
     be dedicated to working in collaboration with fellow teachers;
     be willing to apply and share insights gained in the classroom and with fellow educators.

What the Teacher Institute provides:
   Lodging (shared rooms or suites) and meals
   Transportation to Washington D.C. for museum visits
   Available for 3 credit hours of professional development (900 level). Teachers already
      enrolled in a graduate program at WVU may register for graduate credit. To receive
      professional development credit, contact Extended Learning at 1-800-253-2762. Grant
      funds will cover the costs of professional development credit (up to $130) or may be
      applied to graduate credit fees.

How to apply: Participation is limited to 25 teachers
Complete the online application available at
Applications are now being accepted until March 23, 2012.
In the selection process, the Teacher Institute will strive for a balance of disciplines, grade levels
and geographic locations throughout West Virginia. Multi-disciplinary groups of 3-4 teachers
from the same school or county school system are encouraged to apply. Teachers who
participated in the 2010 Teacher Institute are eligible to attend the 2012 Teacher Institute.

Questions: Contact Dr. Joyce Ice by e-mail or phone 304-293-6825 or
Mandie Guggenbiller by e-mail or phone 304-293-7790.

This project is being presented with the financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities
Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings,
conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia
Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
                   Cultural Change: the Creative Forces Behind Early Modernism
                                      2012 Teacher Institute

Name: ___________________________________ School: _____________________________

Work Address: ____________________________________Work Phone: __________________

City/State/ Zip : ________________________________________________________________

E-mail address: _________________________________________________________________

Home Address : ___________________________________ Home Phone: __________________

City/State/ Zip : ________________________________________________________________

Grade Level(s) You Teach: ___________ Subject(s) You Teach: _________________________

Degree(s) held: _________________________College or University: _____________________

Years of Teaching Experience: ____________________________________________________

WV Teacher’s License ___ Yes       ___ No

Will you teach in WV during the 2012-2013 school year? ___ Yes ___ No

Will you require lodging for the Teacher Institute? ___ Yes ___ No

I plan to take the Teacher Institute for (check one): ___ Professional credit ___ No credit
Will you be bringing a laptop to the Institute? (you are encouraged to do so) ___ Yes ___ No

If yes, please specify what kind and any other relevant information we need: ____ Mac ____ PC


On a separate page, please describe why you wish to participate in the Teacher Institute and include the
following: What appeals most to you about the Institute and how might the Institute benefit you as a
teacher? How do you currently work in collaboration with other teachers at your grade level and/or
across departments? Give some examples of these collaborative projects.

Please ask your principal or supervisor to sign this application to acknowledge and endorse your
participation in the Teacher Institute:

Title: _____________________________________________ Date: _____________________

Printed Name: _____________________________ Signature: __________________________

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