Teacher Advisory Council 2020–21
Education Programs at the National Humanities Center work to provide leadership, training, resources, and partnerships that advance humanities education at the K–16 level. Our work focuses on the integration of strong scholarship and content, inquiry-based pedagogy, and emerging technology. We build bridges that put scholars and educators in conversation to support humanities classrooms at all levels.
Critical to this mission is the role of in-service and experienced teachers in providing relevant and critical perspective to our work. The Teacher Advisory Council supports the Education Department of the National Humanities Center for a one-year term of service. Chosen to represent multiple disciplines in the humanities, these teacher leaders accept an active role in the development, evaluation, and promotion of NHC materials and projects.
Term of Service
August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Specific duties of the Council will include (but not be limited to):
- Attending an orientation at the National Humanities Center
- Attending quarterly video conferences
- Assisting with promoting and increasing awareness of education materials and programs offered by the Center
- Evaluating existing programs and resources such as lessons, webinars, TeacherServe, and primary source collections
- Piloting and presenting new programs and/or materials in professional development sessions
- Reviewing proposed programs and resources materials for teaching and classroom feasibility
- Contributing to projects and programs with regular, on-going feedback
Interested educators who meet the following criteria are invited to submit their applications. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm EDT.
- Must be a full-time educator for the 2020–21 academic year
- Must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience
- Must work in a formal education setting, including a K–12 school, a community college, or a four-year university or college
Council members will receive benefits during their annual term, including:
- Compensation with a modest stipend
- Access to consultant opportunities with NHC programs and projects
- Opportunities for professional growth and teacher leadership
- Connections across disciplines and fields with a working network of humanities educators and organizations
To be considered, please submit the following four documents, in order, within one PDF file. Please title your PDF file “Your Last Name, TAC Application” and email it to email@example.com by May 22, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT.
- Letter of interest (1-page maximum)
- Letter of support from direct supervisor
- Current CV or resume (5-page maximum)
- Prompt (500-word maximum): Describe one way that you have seen the study of the humanities make a deep impact in your school, your community, or with a student.