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Applications are now closed for JASP+ 2023.          Stay tuned for next year's programming!

we look forward to working with you.

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JASP+ is the Jane Austen Summer Program's digital humanities outreach program for PreK-12 teachers. We offer an immersive, collaborative, and project-based learning experience for educators who want to learn more about incorporating digital humanities projects into the classroom. JASP+ teacher fellows will attend JASP 2023 with some teacher-centered bonuses! Fellows will meet before and during JASP to engage in teacher-centered discussions inspired by the program. Afterwards, JASP+ fellows will collaborate with program directors and digital humanities experts to investigate practical digital teaching tools and begin to draft their own teaching resources, tailored to their own classroom needs.

In partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill's Media & Design Center and the National Humanities Center, JASP+ provides a community-based support system for teachers who want to combine their passion for the humanities with practical professional development in digital tools. JASP+ teacher fellows will leave JASP+ with fluency in at least two new digital humanities tools, the opportunity to publish a collaborative digital project, and a draft lesson arc that incorporates digital tools into their classrooms.

JASP+ participants will come together throughout JASP 2023, "Austen's Teenage Writings," to build a tight-knit, collaborative group of fellow teacher-learners. With the support of JASP+ program directors, fellows will experiment with digital tools to create a lesson arc that reflects both the joy of working in the humanities and the power of digital pedagogies.

Before JASP

Teacher fellows will come together virtually to meet fellow educators, discuss goals, and get excited for this year's programming! As a teacher-centered program, we are excited to hear from you about what you want to get out of this year's JASP+.

During JASP

Teacher fellows will participate in all four days of the 2023 Jane Austen Summer Program, which runs from June 15-18 in Chapel Hill, NC. Across the symposium, teachers will meet to discuss your evolving interests and the ways in which you envision getting to use Jane Austen (and her juvenile writings!) in the classroom. 

After JASP

Following the four days of JASP 2023, "Austen's Teenaged Writings," JASP+ teacher fellows are funded to stay through June 20 to participate together in digital humanities and pedagogy workshops and to discuss, experiment, and engage with one another as a community. Expanding on the ideas that most inspired you during JASP, JASP+ invites attendees to begin creating teaching tools that can work for you in your classroom.

Be a part of our community!

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Stay Tuned for JASP+ 2023 Digital Tools!

On June 20, 2022, JASP+ teacher fellows trained with UNC librarians, National Humanities Center educators, and JASP+ directors to learn, practice, + play with the digital tools highlighted by the JASP+ team.


During JASP+ 2023, teacher fellows will work together in a dynamic, collaborative, small-group setting to develop digital projects + discuss how you might use these tools in your own classroom.

Plus!  After JASP+, teacher fellows

have the opportunity for their projects

to be published by JASP+ and the

National Center for the Humanities.

JASP+ 2023 will feature at least 2 digital tools that facilitate engaging, joyous, and exploratory humanities instruction! Teacher fellows will experiment with Wordpress and other technologies that will help your students find ways to publish their own writings. UNC librarians will lead professional development sessions for each of the programs. Afterwards, JASP+ teacher fellows will have time to experiment with these tools in collaborative, supportive lab spaces. Teacher fellows have the freedom to practice, play, and test the programs’ usefulness for their individual teaching needs. 

Teacher fellows have the freedom to practice, play, and test the programs' usefulness for their individual teaching needs.
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Join us! 

JASP+ is grateful to work closely with the Jane Austen Summer Program Teacher Scholarship to support the work of our teachers, build community, and connect them to new digital humanities tools and technologies.  Please visit  the Jane Austen Summer Program website to learn more.  Applicants are asked to write a short personal statement about how they see the digital humanities working in the study of literature, including personal examples of how they hope to use digital tools to further their pedagogy. 

Interested in JASP+ 2024?

Please email Anna Merz and Katherine Stein for more information.

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