Friday, August 12, 2011

Conference - Second Annual K-12 Archives Education Institute

Second Annual K-12 Archives Education Institute, October 15,
2011, at the National Archives at New York City

For immediate release

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc., (ART) in
partnership with the National Archives at New York City, announces the
second annual K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI). The event will be
held at the National Archives at New York City from 9:30am-3:30pm. This
program is intended to bring together 35 local K-12 educators and archivists
to discuss strategies for teaching primary source materials on the topic of
immigration and migration. The Institute will culminate in a collaborative
exercise to develop K-12 curriculum on immigration and migration based on
Common Core Standards and utilizing the collections from participating
repositories. The AEI will begin with a morning panel moderated by
Christopher Zarr, Education Specialist at the National Archives at New York
City, with the following panelists:

• Pamela Cruz, Director, Girl Scouts of the USA National Historic
Preservation Center

• Richard Geldmacher, Social Studies Cluster Teacher, PS 68, Bronx; Chapter
Leader, United Federation of Teachers

• Ellen Noonan, Adjunct Professor of Public History, New York University;
American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate
Center, City University of New York

• Melvin Reeves, Associate Director, Program Planning and Evaluation,

• Andy Steinitz, Master of Science Student, Library and Information Science,
Pratt Institute; Assistant Registrar-Transfer Articulation, Office of the
Registrar, Pratt Institute

In the afternoon, there will be educational activities for participants on
the topic of immigration and migration. At the conclusion of the event,
certificates will be awarded to participants, which may be eligible for
Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) for members of the Academy of
Certified Archivists, and professional development hours for teachers and

The group will continue to work collaboratively on the curriculum following
the Institute with the guidance of the AEI Planning Committee, ART, and the
National Archives at New York City. The curriculum, as a work in progress,
will be presented to the public at a special event in January 2012,
sponsored by ART and the National Archives.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants. This
event is free for all participants who have been accepted to the Institute.
Generous support is provided by MetLife.

Teachers and educators, including student teachers, in the Metropolitan New
York area, as well as archivists working in the Metropolitan New York area,
are eligible to apply to the program. Applications are available online: All
applications are due by September 16, 2011, and all applicants will be
notified of acceptance at that time.

All press inquires and questions may be directed to: Ryan Anthony Donaldson,
ART Communications and Outreach Coordinator,