Free Summer Professional Development with Graduate Credit
June 28—July 3 « July 19—24 « July 26—31
« Living Medal of Honor Recipients and veterans panels discussing their experience.
¨ This year’s MOH participants are: General Patrick Brady, USA (Ret.), General James Livingston, USMC (Ret)., and Colonel Leo Thorsness, USAF (Ret.)
« Five days of scholarly lectures on World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
¨ Past faculty include: historian David Eisenhower, author Gary Williams (Seal of Honorand Guardian of Guadalcanal), Colonel Greggory Daddis (West Point), Professor Rogers Smith (UPENN), Professor Eric Davis (Rutgers), Dr. Nicholas Schlosser (Marine University), Major Kim Youngjun (National Defense University, Republic of Korea), and Professor David Barrett (Villanova).
« Visits to Philadelphia historic sites at Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and National Constitution Center.
« Training and materials for the Medal of Honor Character Development Program.
« Visit the Freedoms Foundation Medal of Honor Grove and Archives in Valley Forge, PA.
« Graduate credit from Immaculata University.
Observations from last year’s evaluations:
100% of past participants would recommend this program to a colleague.
98% of participating teachers learned something new every day of the program.
94% of teachers said the course benefited them individually.
“This program is going to provide new life to my classroom curriculum. I feel recharged professionally! … I hope and pray that these values resonate within my classroom and beyond.”
“I enjoyed and welcomed the presentation from the Korean perspective. I believe that is an excellent way to learn.”
“Thank you for providing top notch historians and professors. I learned so much. My little notebook is filled with information, and I believe I will be a much better history teacher as a result. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“The academic schedule and meeting the veterans was so valuable. I appreciated the format of each day.”
“Being able to start the day with a MOH recipient at our breakfast table was pretty awesome…not to mention insightful.”
“I can’t pull out one favorite thing, truly loved the entire week. Events flowed together well, information was extremely valuable! I would recommend this program to not only every teacher but every American!”
Scholarships for programs is valued at $1,400 per teacher which includes accommodations,admissions, tour transportation, instruction, and one graduate credit hour. Additional credits are $150 each. Most meals are included except for dinner on your own in Philadelphia. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the program as well as transfer from the airport to the Freedoms Foundation campus upon arrival. Travel stipends may be available (while funds last) for those traveling more than 100 miles.
For more information contact Kim DeBlase.