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The Long Now Summer Teacher Institute is an opportunity for educators to collaborate on creating practical teaching approaches and learning activities that develop long-term thinking among their students with the intention of cultivating graduates with the skills and responsibility to balance the short and long views of civilization.

Who should apply?

The Long Now Summer Teacher Institute is well suited to forward thinking, creative educators at the middle and high school level who are interested in trying new teaching approaches and creating curriculum activities that help students build the thinking skills necessary for tackling the global environmental and societal challenges before us. Classroom teachers, administration, and instructional designers are all welcome to apply, provided they are in a position to work directly with students to implement long-term thinking curriculum activities.

The Long Now Foundations is interested in building a network of educators who will bring a long-term perspective into their classrooms and curriculum. There is no cost to attend the Long Now Teacher Summer Institute. All meals and materials will be provided by Long Now. Participants will pay for their lodging and travel.

Participants are encouraged to implement one long-term thinking activity with students within their school year and report back using a simple feedback and evaluation form provided by Long Now. An honorarium of $225 will be provided to teachers who write up their curriculum activity evaluation in a descriptive, narrative format to share on the Long Now Blog.

The Summer Teacher Institute is limited to 25 middle and high school participants. The application deadline is March 1, 02016.

For more information contact education@longnow.org.

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