The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is seeking 10 exemplary sixth and seventh grade world history and geography teachers to work collaboratively with the UTC Asia Program and the Tennessee Geographic Alliance. These teachers will work on the creation and digital publication of 20 East Asia teaching modules that will appear as a digital edited volume and be distributed for free in Tennessee and throughout the nation. The topic of each module will encompass East Asia content that is present in both current Tennessee social studies standards and the revised social studies standards approved by the State Board of Education in summer 2017.
The 10 teachers chosen as lead authors for the project, which will run from November 5, 2017-August 20, 2018, will be named as 2017-2018 UTC Asia Program Faculty Fellows and will receive $1,000 total in stipends upon successful completion of two teaching modules. Fellows will be expected to create classroom modules that reflect their content and pedagogical knowledge of East Asia while also using existing exemplary digital pedagogical resources in their modules.
To be eligible for selection, interested applicants should access proposal instructions and required forms or directly contact Jeff Melnik and request proposal forms via email. Applicants must sign a Memorandum of Agreement and submit a proposal narrative of no more than four double-spaced pages. You can learn more here.
All proposals must be completed and submitted by October 25, 2017. Required documents with guidelines may be downloaded here.
This program is sponsored by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA), and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Asia Program.