High school social studies teachers interested in some offline professional development this summer—specifically, the chance to travel to historic sites with some like-minded colleagues—may want to look into the Founders Fellowship. The program, hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute and the Foundation for Economic Education, will take place in Washington, D.C., July 16-20, and will focus on the themes of “Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution.” Attending fellows, selected based on leadership experience and interest in teaching about politics and economics, according to the website, will participate in discussion sessions with constitutional scholars and will visit historic homes and monuments, including George Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon. Fellows receive free lodging, transportation, and meals during the program, and a $400 stipend toward travel to D.C. Applications for the fellowship are due March 26th.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.