NEH Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.
“This was a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. I have learned so many incredible things about ancestral and modern Pueblo culture. I plan to propose an eighteen-week elective course with a six-week focus on Pueblo Culture and archaeology using the knowledge that I gained during this experience.”
“I learned so many eye-opening concepts and I will absolutely use many of the ideas introduced in this program to create an environment of respect towards other cultures in my classroom.”
“I am truly so appreciative for this experience because I think it’s critical to continue learning about and discussing the hidden histories of marginalized people in the United States, not only as an educator, but just as a person living in this country. As a science educator, this experience will impact the way that I teach certain known scientific concepts in my class. I’m thinking more about how to value and honor students’ cultural beliefs in a content area that seems more fixed than other subjects from my perspective as an educator.”
“I had a wonderful experience in terms of learning; meeting wonderful, thoughtful people, both participants and leaders; and rich resources. I have a wealth of resources (in the form of websites, videos, readings, images, and people!) to bring back to my students and colleagues. I also have many new ideas and insights about methods and pedagogy related to Indigenous people and specifically the Pueblo people, ancestral and modern. As a scholar, I am inspired to find and immerse myself in scholarship about people Indigenous to my area (New York City).”
“This experience was truly life-changing, and I mean that sincerely. You all have showed me another way to think besides the traditional Western approach. I fully intend to look at everything with the idea of: whose story is this? I want to bring my students stories into the classroom and make sure that when I am teaching all voices are heard.”