William Reese Company Teacher Fellowship
The Reese Teacher Fellowship is open to all high school educators. Applicants may be affiliated with a public, private, or charter school. Fellows will be selected on the basis of their project’s potential to enrich high school curriculum based on an interdisciplinary connection between American art primary and secondary print resources and a subject topic. Curriculum subject areas may be language arts, history, social studies, or sciences, and should contribute to the understanding of the topic as it intersects with American art. Creative research projects that seek to enhance traditional teaching methods and engagement are particularly encouraged.
The Reese Teacher Fellowship will be a residential appointment and the recipient is expected to spend one month at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, where the residency will be based. The Reese Teacher Fellow will be awarded the total fellowship of $4,000. The award will be disbursed to the recipient as income to cover the stipend plus expenses, including travel and lodging. Fellows will arrange for their own housing. A computer and work station within the Crystal Bridges Library will be provided. To support their research, Reese Teacher Fellows will have access to the art and library special collections of Crystal Bridges as well as the library at the University of Arkansas in nearby Fayetteville.
Applications should be submitted by February 28, 2016 via email to [email protected] or mail to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Attn: Library, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville AR 72712. Qualified applications will be reviewed by the fellowship committee and the selection of the Reese Teacher Fellow will be announced in April.
Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2016 and consist of:
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- project proposal; including how the project aligns with aligns with your state core curriculum standards
- bibliography of primary and secondary resources to be used from Crystal Bridges collection
- 2 letters of recommendation
Expected outcomes will include:
- copies of any publications and lesson plans
- volunteer presentations and workshop participation
- final report to Crystal Bridges and the donor
Fellows will have open access to the Crystal Bridges Library catalog and subscription databases. The Crystal Bridges Library is open stacks, internally circulating, so any books you retrieve from the shelves will need to be checked out to you and remain in the Museum. Access to Crystal Bridges manuscripts, archival materials, and artist files will be available by appointment with the Library.
If you would like to search our online library catalog, it is available through the “Library” page on our website or via this shortcut: http://library.uark.edu/search~S2. If you would like to broaden your search to include the University of Arkansas catalog, simply change the default search setting from “Crystal Bridges Library” to “All Libraries.” We advise that you bring a laptop computer or tablet. The Library has computers for use during all library hours when the Museum is open. You will be able to access this network on your laptop throughout the Museum.
Realms of Fin and Feet and Wing
This resource offers interdisciplinary curriculum materials to integrate early American natural history documents and works of art into World History, American History, British Literature, American Literature, and Biology.
By 2014 William Reese Company Teacher Fellow, Anne Greenwood