Grant Contact: John Trampush - Teaching American History Network Coordinator, Anchorage School District
Grant awarded March 29, 2010
Community of Practice
Building on the success of previous grants, this proposal allowed for two 2-day workshops to be presented at the ANUAH Summer Institute. The face-to-face Level I Foundations course was presented to 14 teachers on June 1-2, 2010 by Peggy O'Neill-Jones, Taylor Kendal, Diane Watkins, Kathleen Ferenz and Alaska historian, Thomas Rushford. The Level II Topic Inquiry course, The Great Migration, was presented to 16 teachers on June 3-4, 2010 and was also broadcast remotely. The culminating Community of Practice online course with 6 teachers was implemented from October 12 - December 14, 2010 with a follow-up webinar on January 18, 2011. The main focus of this grant was to create a community of practice among teachers to share TPS methods and projects with colleagues throughout Alaska.
Grant awarded March 2, 2009
Asynchronous Online Course
The initial facilitator’s training was followed up by grant to create an online self-paced course shell of Level I and Level II workshops for Alaska teachers. The Level II online course was completed as of November 20, 2009 with 18 teachers enrolled. Nine teachers completed the course with a high level of online collaboration. There were a total of 34 teachers who completed Level I and II online, with 18 Annotated Resource Set submissions.
The TPS Western Region’s first venture into Alaska was the Facilitator's Workshop presented by Peggy O'Neill-Jones in Anchorage on June 3-4, 2009 for 17 teachers. One of the goals of this grant was to begin developing a cadre of teacher leaders who could disseminate TPS across the vast geographic areas and remote school districts of Alaska.