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Date & Time

Saturday, July 14, 2018
8:30 AM

Location

Oriental Institute

Admission

Free, but teachers must apply

More Information

https://oi.uchicago.edu/teachercohort

Contact

Oriental Institute - Public Education Office
773-702-9507

Description

Our field trip and educator programs are the most effective avenue for the Oriental Institute to fulfill its mission to bring an accurate understanding of and appreciation for the ancient and medieval Near East to the next generation. For schools, ancient and medieval Near Eastern history lends itself as a natural lens to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) as it is the time and place where the earliest innovations took place and new inventions were subsequently developed.

The Teacher Cohort Academy offers teachers a structured pathway to collaborate with their school colleagues as well as professionals in the field of archaeology, Egyptology, Near Eastern and Islamic archaeology, curation, artistry, engineering, and museum education while exploring STEAM subjects in the ancient world through various primary sources including artifacts, historical archives, narratives, and authentic research data.

A total of sixteen teachers from eight schools in the Chicago Public School system are welcome to participate in the program. Preference will be given to CPS schools located in the South Side of Chicago.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018