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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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United States History Professional Development Workshop

On September 13th, UConn Early College Experience Faculty Coordinator for United States History, Prof. Matthew McKenzie welcomed his group of 40 UConn ECE certified HIST 1501 and 1502 instructors to attend their annual professional development training. This year Prof. McKenzie spent the morning leading the group in a discussion about The Myth of Objectivity, The Omnipresence (and Therefore Irrelevance) of “Bias,” and "Teaching History as Discursive Process. Later they discussed Teaching History in a Politically Polarized Age: Where are the Bonds of Civility."

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