I’m so proud of this young lady, Caroline James. I taught Caroline in the Creative Writing magnet at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, and she has gone on to do amazing things. First, she went to the University of Alabama, and now, this Montgomery Advertiser article from last week explains, she has been awarded a Gates scholarship to go to Cambridge (in England) to study philosophy.
Next week, on Tuesday, April 4, I will be presenting at the Alabama Humanities Foundation SUPER Teacher Workshop entitled Intersections of the Humanities & the Local. (The acronym SUPER stands for: School and University Partners for Educational Renewal.) The day-long workshop will be held at the Alabama Department of Archives & History in Montgomery.
AHF’s program description for Intersections of the Humanities & the Local explains:
What we recognize as history, literature, social studies, and journalism have common ground in storytelling, character development, an understanding of place, and the discovery and documentation of facts. By connecting students to their own culture, this one-day workshop uses an interdisciplinary writing-centered approach to explore local history. Teachers, return the humanities to your lesson plans!
Furthermore, “Teachers will be reimbursed for a substitute teacher.”
For anyone who is interested, the links above will connect you to the AHF website, where you can register. This link will take you to the Facebook event for the program.