ALBA Teacher Institute travels to MA and OH
In March and April, ALBA’s Peter N. Carroll and Sebastiaan Faber worked with more than two dozen high school teachers in Newton, Massachusetts, and Columbus, Ohio to develop human-rights lesson plans based on primary materials from the Spanish Civil War. The March workshop, hosted by Michael Kozuch at South Newton High School, was organized with Rich Cairn of the Northampton-based Collaborative for Educational Services, with Kelley Brown as master teacher. The April workshop was co-sponsored by Ohio Humanities (a division of the National Endowment for the Humanities), the Ohio Resource Center, the Ohio Council for the Social Studies, and Oberlin College, and hosted at the Goldberg Center (Ohio State University). Tracy Blake and Bobbi Mucha served as master teachers. For the summer and fall, the ALBA institute is planning sessions in Detroit, Michigan; Bergen County, New Jersey; New York City; Columbus, Ohio; and Boston, Massachusetts as well as other sites still to be determined.