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Fall 2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Maritime Studies and U.S. History Workshop

Fall 2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Maritime Studies and U.S. History Workshop

On Tuesday, September 14th   UConn Early College Experience and the UConn ECE Faculty Coordinators for U.S. History, American Studies and Maritime Studies met with certified Instructors for their professional development workshop. The theme of this year’s workshop was “Integrating Asian American Perspectives into the Teaching of History, AMST and MAST: Methods to Lesson Plans to Assessments”.

Dr. Jason Chang gave the keynote presentation: “A Transdisciplinary Voyage into The History of Racial Indenture in the 19th Century Coolie Trade”. After the keynote and a short break, the group reconvened to discuss their favorite assignments and assessments and for discipline specific conversations with the ECE Faculty Coordinator for U.S. History, Dr. Matthew McKenzie and ECE Faculty Coordinator for American Studies and Maritime Studies, Laurie Wolfley.

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3-10-2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies and U.S. History Workshop

3-10-2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies and U.S. History Workshop

On Wednesday, March 10th  UConn Early College Experience and UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for American Studies Laurie Wolfley, Faculty Coordinator for Latino and Latin American Studies Anne Gebelein, and Faculty Coordinator for U.S. History Matt McKenzie met with ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American and U.S. History Instructors for a professional development conference.

Prof. Gebelein spoke about "Mass Deportation" and engaged in a Q&A session with the group afterwards. Later, certified UConn ECE Instructors Veda Harris (Waterbury Schools) offered resources for teachers teaching Latino studies and Kim Childress and Matt Hay (Hartford Schools) shared how they integrate Latino and African-American voices into their 11th grade US History class. After a short break, Instructors broke into groups to encourage listening across disciplines for collaborative potential.

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Spring 2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies and U.S. History Workshop

Spring 2021 UConn ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies and U.S. History Workshop

 

On Wednesday, February 10th  UConn Early College Experience and UConn ECE Faculty Coordinator for American Studies Laurie Wolfley, Faculty Coordinator for Latino and Latin American Studies Anne Gebelein, and Faculty Coordinator for U.S. History Matt McKenzie met with ECE American Studies, Latino and Latin American and U.S. History Instructors for a professional development conference.

Guest speaker Dexter Gabriel shared his research about Juneteenth and the origins of Black History Month with the group. After his talk, he engaged in an interactive group discussion with Instructors. Dr. Gabriel is an

After a short break, the attendees broke into small groups to discuss their favorite lessons and ideas for envisioning new lessons revolving around African American and Latino History. Later the instructors spent time in a discipline specific breakout session with their faculty coordinator discussing their course specific questions.

 

UConn American Studies, U.S. History, Latino and Latin American Studies courses offered through UConn ECE.

American Studies and Maritime Studies Professional Development Workshop

On Thursday, November 14th, UConn Early College Experience and the American Studies and Maritime Studies departments invited all certified UConn ECE AMST and MAST instructors to campus for their professional development workshop. The theme was:

Integrating Visual Arts in the Interdisciplinary Classroom

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Jeanne Ciravolo, Adjunct Faculty, UConn discussing Contemporary Art
  • Betsy Athens, Assistant Professor Art and Art History, UConn spoke about Winslow Homer’s Art
  • Amanda Douberley, Art Museum Registrar, Benton Museum of Art, provided a tour of the museum and work with the instructors at three stations.
  1. Winslow Homer wood engravings
  2. Martin Johnson Heade painting in the permanent collection gallery as the basis for a close looking exercise (The painting can be used to teach several American Studies topics – Civil War, the sublime in American landscape painting, and environment/land use.)
  3. Drawing after Thoreau

Many thanks to Faculty Coordinators Matthew McKenzie and Laurie Wolfley for coordinating the speakers and museum visit for the day.

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