UW Bothell receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant to partner with Washington State Middle-School and High-School Educators

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 –
BOTHELL, Wash. –The University of Washington Bothell proudly announces a new professional development program for middle- and high-school teachers of history and/or social studies at participating "Picturing America" schools.

This exciting new program, Picturing America: Principled Dissent and Democratic Practice, provides professional development for teachers of American history and social studies to learn to integrate masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide, allowing students and citizens to gain a deeper appreciation of our country’s history and character.

The program consists of three full days of professional consultation.  On Wednesday, July 21, sessions will take place at the University of Washington Bothell.  On Thursday, July 22, the Seattle Art Museum will host our sessions. 

Participants will design Picturing America curriculum to implement in their own school/library settings, participate in online collaboration with colleagues, and return to UW Bothell on November 6 for a third day of sessions, during which they will share their findings.

Inquiries are welcome from those who wish to participate in this professional development opportunity.  The priority deadline for applications is June 18, but applications will be accepted through July 1.

If you would like more information about this program and/or wish to receive application materials, please e-mail

About UW Bothell:
The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.