Posted on September 26, 2014 - 03:38 PM
by Richard Benedetto
This program features teacher workshops, a teacher fellowship program, along with a regional and national award.
Working with educators and students is at the heart of the Center's mission, and it is through these relationships that the legacy of Robert H. Jackson's life work is recognized and carried into the future.
This blog is featuring the latest news about 2014 Regional Teaching Justice Award Winner, 2014 Class of Teacher Fellows.
2014 Regional Teaching Justice Award
Drew Beiter, RHJC Education Director with Becky Newman
The Robert H. Jackson Center was pleased to announce that Becky Newman of Jamestown had been named recipient of the third annual Robert H. Jackson Center Regional Award for Teaching Justice. This prestigious award was created to recognize educators who have made an outstanding contribution toward teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, and local issues of justice.
Ms. Newman,who is currently as an English teacher at Jamestown High school, left a successful career in private industry to pursue her interest in education. While her 10th grade English curriculum focuses on world literature, Ms. Newman also teaches a Women's Studies elective designed to address gender equality and research challenges faced by women.
2014 Teacher Fellows
RHJC Teacher Fellows with Drew Beiter & Jim Johnson of RHJC
The Robert H. Jackson Center created a Fellowship Program to expand the knowledge and legacy of Justice Robert H. Jackson into classrooms around the region, country, and even the world. The Teacher Fellowship award recognizes and rewards educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways through project-based learning or who have the potential for this distinction.The 2014 class of Teacher Fellows where Melissa Lynn Becker, Warren Area High School; Caroline F. Hayes, Youngsville Elementary Middle School; and Daiman Doolittle Parinella, Washington Middle School.
This year's projects included a youth leadership summit, student speeches nicknamed "Bob Talks" that will be shared via the internet and high school student lead projects that will be used to teach middle school students about the life of Robert H. Jackson.
We were considering a home purchase in the Chautauqua Lake area and had a handful of homes that we wished to see. Richard had previously set up a search protocol for us. He arranged to meet with us on a Saturday (we are out of state) to review our search criteria and time line as well as visit the homes on our list. We were able to narrow our focus and will seriously pursue the search later this year with his assistance.Karen Weikart