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Name of the Project:
Southern Utah History Partnership (SUHP)
Grantee Contact:
Iron County School District
Cedar City, UT
Project Director: Richard Anderson
(435) 586-2804
Funding:
$700,623

SUHP, a consortium of 10 rural school districts, will establish and maintain a history teaching collaborative that links 30 rural and relatively isolated history teachers with each other; with history, education, and technology faculty from Southern Utah University; and with nationally-recognized experts in history and history education. The SUHP will draw upon general guidelines established by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards and the American Historical Association and more specific guidance from the National Council for History Education. Teachers will participate in biannual weekend workshops and two-week residential summer seminars on the university's campus, and they will engage in peer coaching through site visits and electronic communication.


Name of the Project:

Bridgerland PATHS

Grantee Contact:
Logan City School District
Logan, UT
Project Director: Richard Jensen
(435) 755-2300
Funding:
$999,954

Logan City School District and Cache Valley School District, located in a high mountain valley in Cache County, Utah, have partnered with Utah State University and the American West Heritage Center (a non-profit history organization) to create a teachers academy entitled Bridgerland PATHS (Professional Academy for the Teaching of History in Schools). Through weeklong summer academies and four one-day workshops offered throughout the school year, local and national experts will provide training designed to increase teachers' knowledge of Utah and American history and update, expand and diversify pedagogical methods utilized for teaching history. An online listserv with threaded discussion strands will allow teachers convenient access to a variety of professional historians and expert history teachers.

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