Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region @ Metropolitan State University of Denver

Colorado Grantees

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Contact: Irina Kopteva – Assistant Professor, Research
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.uccs.edu/

Grant awarded November 12, 2020

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will partner with the Douglas County School District to develop a curriculum for remote teaching of Earth and Environmental Science with primary sources. Two online workshops will be offered to provide professional development and re-licensure opportunity for science teachers. Workshop participants will learn how to build an engaging online learning community and how to facilitate teamwork for maintaining productive social connections remotely. Each participant will design an activity for teaching earth and environmental science with primary sources in their classroom. The activities will be designed in formats suitable for both face-to-face and online instruction to advance remote learning during the times of an epidemic like COVID-19.

Latino History Project
Contact: Marjorie McIntosh and Kent Willman – Project Directors
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: https://latinohistoryproject.org/

Grant awarded June 13, 2019

The Latino History Project, based at the University of Colorado, was founded in 2013 to help correct the limited presence of local Latino history and culture in most schools and history books. Through their regional grant, the Latino History Project will introduce teachers to the vast resources of the Library of Congress and a more inclusive range of materials to support content/curriculum. Together with local partners, this project will host four workshops across Colorado in communities with high Latino populations. Workshop leaders will use resources from the Library of Congress and other local collections to help teachers create curriculum which tell the stories of the Latino community over time. The overriding goal of the project is to increase Latino student knowledge about their own heritage and to develop a sense of pride and positive identity.