Two Triad teachers have been selected to attend competitive teacher workshops over the summer to deepen their understanding of American history and culture.
Christina Smart Meigs, Triad Middle School, and Patrick Johnson, Triad High School, have both been selected from hundreds of educators across the country to attend a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks in American History and Culture teacher workshop. Acceptance into the workshop includes paying for expenses for the teachers to attend.
"When teachers participate in workshops and other continuing education opportunities, they develop new knowledge and skills that benefits hundreds of students in the classroom," said Superintendent Chris Piper. "Patrick and Christina are great examples of our educators' commitment to students and to finding opportunities to enhance the educational experience for all Triad students."
Patrick Johnson has been selected to participate in the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop on The American Skyscraper: Transforming Chicago and the Nation July 9-15 in Chicago.
Christina Smart Meigs has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks in American History and Culture teacher workshop on Mapping a New World: Places of Colonization and Conflict in 17th-Century New England at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library July 9-14
"Not only will our students benefit from the curriculum and lessons our Patrick and Christina develop during these workshops, but they also benefit from the life-long love and pursuit of learning that these educators model through incredible learning opportunities each year," said Superintendent Chris Piper.
Christina has been selected for a variety of expense paid teacher learning opportunities in the past such as the C-SPAN Summer Educator Conference-Washington D.C., National History Day Summer Behring Teacher Workshop-Washington D.C., NEH Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Columbus, NEH Demon Times: Temperance, Immigration and Progressivism in an American City in Columbus and the Florida Humanities Council: The Circle of We, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Previously, Patrick has been selected and completed other expenses paid educational summer workshops and travel including the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop on Pearl Harbor: History, Memory, and Memorial held at Hawaii University, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Global Cold War held at Cambridge University in the U.K., and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: A Visual Approach to Teaching American History held at Chapman University located in California.